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Textron introduces special mission Longitude for maritime patrol
Textron Aviation has developed and certified factory provisions for various mission equipment supporting maritime patrol and surveillance missions for its Citation Longitude variant.
A maritime patrol aircraft variant of the Cessna Citation Longitude.

Textron Aviation has designed and manufactured a maritime patrol aircraft variant of its Cessna Citation Longitude aircraft.

“The Cessna Citation Longitude jet provides an excellent value for special mission operations due to its acquisition cost and operation cost combined with excellent speed, range and payload capacity,” says vice president, special mission sales Bob Gibbs. “Textron Aviation has developed and had certified factory provisions for various mission equipment supporting maritime patrol and surveillance missions, maximising value for operations worldwide.”

With an eight hour maximum endurance and 3,500 nautical mile maximum range, the Cessna Citation Longitude MPA is outfitted with a transmissive belly radome for maritime radars, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) fairing, Electro-Optical/Infra-Red (EO/IR) sensor lift and optional Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible lighting, making it ideally suited for surveillance missions over land and water, conducting search and rescue, border patrol, fishery monitoring and more.

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