Alliant Techsystems (ATK) has delivered a third AC-208B Combat Caravan aircraft with next-generation targeting and data-link technologies to Iraqi defense authorities.
The Combat Caravan, which is a modified Cessna Grand Caravan equipped with a targeting system, laser-guided missiles and new data-link capabilities among other technologies, was delivered to the Iraq Training and Advisory Mission in Kirkuk, Iraq, as part of a contract supporting the reconstruction of the Iraqi air force. To date, ATK has delivered 11 modified C-208 aircraft: three reconnaissance aircraft, five trainer aircraft and three AC-208B aircraft.
The Combat Caravan is part of ATK’s Special Mission Aircraft product portfolio. The Special Mission Aircraft business provides operationally responsive Intelligence, Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities by outfitting various aircraft–including Lockheed Martin C-130s, Bombardier Dash-8s, Hawker Beechcraft King Airs, Cessna Caravans–with networked sensors and weapons that offer flexible and fast fielding of capability.