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TECNAM launches P2012 with IMSAR systems

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TECNAM launches P2012 with IMSAR systems  - Manufacturer publisher
Dana Ermolenko
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TECNAM announced further expansion of mission capabilities for P2012 aircraft series with Apex Aviation, in Taiwan, with a MoU for a special mission P2012 Sentinel SMP dedicated to surveillance and maritime patrolling with IMSAR mission equipment. Apex, based in Taitung, has purchased the first P2012 for skydive and aerial tourism in cooperation with Taitung government in 2022. A second P2012 with ambulance configuration was delivered in June 2023.  The Company has other 6 P2012 options. This new P2012 SMP will be configured with IMSAR systems that include two EO/IR cameras, a power box to feed all systems, radar, infrared sensor, AIS sensor, data downlink installation.

Wilson Chien Yu Kao, CEO Apex Aviation commented: “We believe that the Tecnam P2012 Sentinel SMP is the perfect platform for the Taiwan Coast Guard. Its range, payload capability and characteristics are ideal to fulfil the mission requirements. Equipped with IMSAR components, the new aircraft will be a state-of-the-art paradigm for maritime patrolling.”

Francesco Sferra, P2012 – Special Mission Platform Sales and Business Development Manager, Experimental Test Pilot, said: “Tecnam is proud to partner with IMSAR and APEX to provide to the Taiwanese Coast Guard a modern aircraft able to perform the mission with the effectiveness, efficiency, and reliability offered by the P2012 Sentinel SMP platform.”

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