California Microwave has received an additional $5 million from the US Army to modify two Airborne Reconnaissance Low-Multifunction (ARL-M) surveillance aircraft. The award is part of a wider modification to the original $219 million contract for the aircraft-upgrade work. Two of the US Army's three Bombardier de Havilland RC-7B ARL-M photo-reconnaissance and signal-intelligence aircraft are being operated in South Korea. They replaced US Army Northrop Grumman OV-1 Mohawks, which have been retired. California Microwave's work includes installation of synthetic-aperture radar and moving-target indicator equipment on the modified DHC-7s.


Source: Flight International