Missile Launchers and Surveillance Pods on Special-mission Cessnas
When it comes to special-mission aircraft, Textron Aviation has a deep lineup of airplanes suited to the task. At the recent Paris Air Show, we took a look at the Grand Caravan EX single-engine turboprop and the CJ4 twinjet, both modified for tasks that are a little outside-the-box in terms of what you’d expect these aircraft to do.
The latest addition to the array of options for the Grand Caravan EX is a new wing with four hardpoints. Textron also showed us a modified concept CJ4 business jet with a Bird Aerosystems pod mounted under the fuselage, allowing the aircraft to be used in a maritime or land surveillance role.