ISD Awarded Airborne ISR Mission Systems for Indonesian Navy

CN-235 maritime patrol
CN-235 maritime patrol

Integrated Surveillance and Defense (ISD) was awarded a contract by the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD), for the Indonesia Navy (TNI-AL) Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) mission systems upgrades, modifications, and related support program.

Under the contract, ISD shall upgrade two CN-235 maritime patrol and modify one King Air 350i aircraft with proven maritime surveillance systems. They will also manufacture and deliver one Mission System Simulator (MSS) for training and provide a Field Service Representative (FSR).

The ISD solution will consist of the installation and integration of a maritime surveillance radar, electro-optical/infrared sensor, airborne Automatic Identification System (AIS), mission management system (MMS) and data link communications. The period of performance and delivery of the aircraft shall be 24 months.

ISD has been a key system integrator of maritime surveillance systems for CN-235’s for the past 12 years, installing and integrating solutions in Indonesia for two Navy and one Air Force aircraft, as well as for three Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and one Sengalese Air Force (SAF) platform. All installation and integration work has been in collaboration with Indonesian Aerospace (PTDI), with installation in Bandung, Indonesia. ISD’s mission system has been certified by the Indonesian Defence Airworthiness Authority (IDAA) for the CN235 aircraft.

Additionally, ISD has integrated and installed ISR equipment on over 20 King Air aircraft, including the Victoria Police (Australia), Mexican Air Force and Navy, Guatemala Air Force, Egyptian Air Force, Turkish Land Forces and Jandarma as well as the Nigerian Air Force. ISD is also the prime system integrator for nine US Customs Border Protection (CBP) Multi-Enforcement (MEA) Land Interdiction (LI) aircraft.

Blaise Dagilaitis, President of ISD, said of the recent contract, “Installation and delivery of ISD’s solutions will provide a common mission system for Indonesian Navy and Air Force aircraft, resulting in standardized mission execution and training for all operators, resulting in increased mission effectiveness. Additionally, this program will enable a common equipment spare pool” that can be used across platforms, thus reducing life cycle and maintenance costs”.