Air Tractor® AT-802U becomes the platform for L3Harris™ Sky Warden™ ISR strike aircraft
In a press statement released today, L3Harris™ announced it has teamed with Air Tractor® to produce the AT-802U Sky Warden™ – a rugged, capable aircraft designed for ISR and other missions in extreme combat environments.
L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) and Air Tractor have teamed to produce the AT-802U Sky Warden™, an affordable, production-ready aircraft designed for airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and other missions in extreme combat environments.
Sky Warden is based on the rugged and capable Air Tractor AT-802, which features the largest payload capacity of any single engine turboprop aircraft. It hosts L3Harris’ world-class family of communications, sensors and airborne ISR solutions. The platform is backed by the company’s extensive turnkey ISR operation experience.
The multi-mission platform provides the operator agility and flexibility to identify, track and react to counter threats. It merges the capabilities of larger ISR and armed aircraft into one resilient package. It is also capable of takeoff and landing on unimproved airstrips – allowing the aircraft to be deployed and co-located with special mission operators.
“Air Tractor aircraft were developed precisely to operate in austere environments with limited infrastructure,” said Jim Hirsch, President, Air Tractor, Inc. “Our aircraft are built to offer unparalleled flexibility, essential ingredients for special mission operators.”
To read the full statement, visit the L3Harris press page here.