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  • As For Sensing Platforms, Venezuela Still Flies Pistons

    DATE:30/01/08
    SOURCE:Flightglobal.com
    Venezuela orders six DA42MPPs from Diamond Airborne Sensing
    By Kate Sarsfield

    Diamond Airborne Sensing has clinched a contract from the Venezuelan government for six DA42 Multi Purpose Platform (MPP) piston twins.

    The aircraft, which will be used for airborne law enforcement operations, will be equipped with Polytech Cobalt 350 turret-cams, which include daylight and thermal imagers and a Scotty SATCOM downlink.

    Diamond Airborne Sensing, a sister company company of Austrian airframer Diamond Aircraft, says it "has a long list of potential customers interested in operating the DA42MPP.

    The platform has been designed to carrying multi-functional aerial sensor equipment while offering "extremely low operating costs".



    A fully equipped DA42 MPP can operate in all weather conditions and at a wide range of speeds, from 75-152kt (140-280km/h).

    The aircraft can fly for up to 12.5h without refuelling and has a maximum range, at 50% power, of more than 2,500km (1,350nm).
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    And Venezuela really wants the USA to take them seriously as a threat?

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    • #3
      its the economy, ... Venezuela has a much better state deficit than the US, more dough, and not such long procurment procedures.

      In this case the effort/result relation says it all. Dinosaur vs. Mammal. Who won?

      Rattler
      AD.info? Rings a bell somehow...

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rattler
        In this case the effort/result relation says it all. Dinosaur vs. Mammal. Who won?

        Rattler
        That's the point - size and power are not everything. Sometimes size and power are military disadvantages in intelligence. The UK, for example, now actually uses single-engined Islanders on elint/sigint/comint operations over domestic cities.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by HalcyonDays
          That's the point - size and power are not everything. Sometimes size and power are military disadvantages in intelligence. The UK, for example, now actually uses single-engined Islanders on elint/sigint/comint operations over domestic cities.
          Single engined? So now the Islander comes in one, two AND three engined flavors?
          May a plethora of uncultivated palaeontologists raise the dead in a way that makes your blood boil

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Princess Leia
            Single engined? So now the Islander comes in one, two AND three engined flavors?
            Sorry, silly mistake, must concentrate harder. Although the 3-engine version is usually called the Trislander.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by HalcyonDays
              Although the 3-engine version is usually called the Trislander.
              No, it's not, it's called the Puerto-Rican DC-10!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rattler
                its the economy, ... Venezuela has a much better state deficit than the US, more dough, and not such long procurment procedures.

                In this case the effort/result relation says it all. Dinosaur vs. Mammal. Who won?

                Rattler
                David vs Goliath. Otherwise, everything is stated.
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                • #9
                  !!!!

                  I really hope these props could fight against the crimminal organizations here. and could solve any of the kindnapping cases that we got here... these props aren't acquired for any electronical warfare situations!!!!

                  Grettings from Vzla.!!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by flyboy2548m
                    No, it's not, it's called the Puerto-Rican DC-10!
                    OK, wine out the nose!

                    You owe me a new keyboard.
                    May a plethora of uncultivated palaeontologists raise the dead in a way that makes your blood boil

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Princess Leia
                      OK, wine out the nose!

                      You owe me a new keyboard.
                      Shame on you for not having the control to protect your fermented beverage (unless you are drinking wine from a box).
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