Military Embedded Systems

ISR mission systems to equip King Air B300ER Scorpion aircraft


December 28, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Royal New Zealand Air Force photo.

KAZAKHSTAN. The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kazakhstan of King Air B300ER Scorpion Aircraft with Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR) Mission Systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $128.1 million. 

According to officials, the Government of Kazakhstan has requested to buy three Raytheon AST TITAN Communications Intelligence (COMINT) Sensor Suites. Also included are two King Air B300ER Scorpion aircraft; three Leonardo Osprey 30 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radars; three WESCAM MX-15HDi Elector Optical Infrared Turret Electro Optical Infrared Sensors; and three Sierra Nevada Small SWAP Auto Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Systems among other technologies. The estimated total cost is $128.1 million.

This proposed sale is intended to support the foreign policy goals and national security objectives of the United States by improving the security of a partner country in Central Asia. The proposed sale will aim to improve Kazakhstan’s capability to meet current and future threats by improving its capability to deter regional threats and conduct border security operations. 

The principal contractor will be Sierra Nevada Corporation.


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