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DAHER-SOCATA displays the TBM 850 Multi-Mission Aircraft at the Paris Air Show

This week's 50th Paris Air Show is the venue for DAHER-SOCATA's unveiling of its TBM 850 Multi-Mission Aircraft (TBM MMA) demonstrator, which is equipped with new sensors and capabilities for the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) role.

It is characterized by its discretion due to its fully retractable electric turret located under the rear fuselage. It can thus integrate the latest generation of cameras like FLIR Systems Star Safire 380 HD and L-3 Wescam MX ™ 15. Both are high-definition fully digital multi-sensors with infrared and electro optical/ infrared (EO/IR) systems for security and defense operations. 
The TBM 850 MMA can also combine radar Thales I-Master Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Ground Moving Target Indicator (GMTI). IMASTER weighs only 65 lbs. (30 kg.), and provides an optimized balance of capability, weight and performance in the world's leading lightweight tactical surveillance radar; 
Control of the TBM MMA's onboard mission equipment is performed from a “plug-and-play” operator's console inside the cabin. A joystick is provided for the operator, and the console is configured to control all sensors and systems (EO/IR turret, moving map, satellite data link, long-duration digital recording, etc.). 
Control equipment TBM-MMA is provided by a console installed in the cabin. It is equipped with a mini-stick to control the EO/IR camera and all the systems necessary to achieve an operational mission: 
 high resolution screen, 
 global mapping in conjunction with the camera and radar, 
 HD video recording, 
 radio or satellite datalink. All these devices meet NATO STANAG standards. 
Fully versatile, the TBM 850 MMA can be quickly reconfigured from ISR mission configuration to different configuration for various types of missions such as: 
 passengers transportation, 
 small cargo utility with protection nets, 
 medical evacuation with quick-change stretcher installation.

"With this new combination of the high-performance sensors, the TBM 850 MMA offers a highly affordable, cost-effective airborne multi-mission platform for both security and governmental operators,” said Nicolas Chabbert, Senior Vice President of the DAHER-SOCATA Airplane Division. “The TBM 850 MMA is backed by our excellent field support, and has been validated by the high dispatch reliability it has demonstrated in service with such governmental operators as the French Armed Forces.

Press release issued by Daher on June 17, 2013

 

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Socata TBM700/850

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