All you need to know about the NAF ATR-42 Surveillance plane.

When Nigerian ground troops request an air strike on Boko Haram positions,  men of the NAF Air and Maritime Reconnaissance Group are sometimes asked to gather information via several sources and put together a coherent picture that will help commanders decide whether the target is valid and the whether it risked collateral damage.

The primary platform used to carry out these ISR missions is the Allenia ATR-42 Maritime Patrol Aircraft. 

Crew : 2 pilot, 4 tactical operators, 2 dropmasterss/observers.

Two observer positions with bubble Windows, providing excellent visual coverage.

Highly maneouvrable. 3G capable.

Tactical systems to control and integrate sensors. 

TV/ Infrared Camera.

11 hours of endurance.

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