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HANGAR TALK
Aerial Surveillance Systems, Inc Announces
First Flight Of The SkyEye 350, C4-ISR, Multi-Role,
Special Missions Aerial Surveillance Platform.
By Michael Long
First flight of the SkyEye 350 was ac- the NTC in Southern California the 1st
complished Wednesday September 30, through 15th of November.
2009 less than 90 days after the final de- The aircraft will be featured next week
sign freeze, following a round-the-clock at the AUSA show in Washington DC as
effort by all partners involved in the pro- well as the NBAA Convention in Orlando
ject including FLIR Systems, Inc., later this month and the Dubai Air Show
Stevens Aviation, Inc., General Atomics in November and is being offered as a
Aeronautical Systems, Inc., Rosen Dis- turn-key, COTS, user-friendly, exportable
plays, SCOTTY Systems, EMS Satcom, platform to many DOD, international and
Cobham, TLS Aviation and many others. foreign government customers and is
The SkyEye 350 is the most techno- available now with the shortest, available
logically advanced aerial surveillance delivery lead-time in the industry.

platform in the world at its cost point and
the aircraft and all systems performed as
designed.
The aircraft will continue its flight test-
ing and systems validations through Oc-
tober until it begin demonstrations at the
USAF/ANG WEPTAC Symposium in
Tucson, Arizona. This will be followed
with several other demonstration flights
culminating in a full JSOC/USDOD vali-
dation and demonstration to take place at
14 ROTORCRAFT PROFESSIONAL • September 2009
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