The UK's B-N Group will deliver its second and third new Defender BN2T-4S AL1 surveillance aircraft to the British Army early this year under a contract worth around £10 million ($18.7 million). Selected in December 2003 to meet an urgent operational requirement for additional liaison and light utility aircraft, the Defender AL1s will join one aircraft delivered last October. The new aircraft can carry a sensor payload of up to 1,590kg (3,500lb) and have an operational endurance of around 8h.

Source: Flight International