Textron Aviation was awarded a contract for two additional Beechcraft King Air 350-CPR turboprop aircraft for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO).
After mission modifications by Sierra Nevada Corporation, these two Multi-role Enforcement Aircraft (MEA) aircraft will join a fleet of 23 other King Air 350 aircraft used to safeguard the United States homeland as part of the coordinated application of CBP’s aviation and maritime law enforcement resources.
These aircraft will be the 26th and 27th Beechcraft King Air 350CER turboprop aircraft for the US Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations.
The agency’s aircraft are equipped with a sophisticated array of technology that can be deployed for ground interdiction operations, air-to-air intercept operations and medium-range maritime patrols, including active and passive sensors and an optimized communications suite.
The aircraft are operated by skilled crewmembers who employ the mission equipment and coordinate information flow to the ground.