Indonesia’s Infoglobal and state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to integrate Infoglobal’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) mission system with PTDI’s N-219 aircraft.
The integration of Infoglobal’s MSA mission system will enable N-219 to conduct maritime patrol, both by itself or by working together with other ships since it will give the aircraft the capability to share its detection data.
“The big goal of this MoU is facilitate the collaboration of two national industries, […] to produce an aircraft product with mission surveillance system capabilities that can be utilized by the nation,” said Gita Amperiawan, Director of Commerce, Technology & Development of PTDI at the MoU signing event.
“…the N-219 aircraft can enter the market with various variants,” said Amperiawan. “We all know that N-219 can be used for passenger, medevac and cargo. With this collaboration, N-219 can be used for MSA missions in the future, both for the military and commercial too,” he added.
Adi Sasongko, President Director, Infoglobal, said he hoped that the Domestic Component Level in the project would be high, supported by domestic component industries. “We are sure that this collaboration will start a new, more realistic chapter to build aircraft with more and more domestic components. The first target market is domestic. Later, we can sell a lot overseas.”
The N-219 is a utility aircraft designed and built by PTDI based on CASA C-212 Aviocar. The N-219 had its maiden flight in 2017 and is scheduled to enter mass production in 2022. With a capacity for 19 passengers, the aircraft is designed to be operated on rough and semi-prepared runways commonly found in Indonesia’s remote regions.
Powered with two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42 turboprop engines, delivering 630 kW (850 shp) each, the aircraft has a 390 km/h maximum speed and 310 km/h economical cruising speed with a 890 km maximum range under full load.
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