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SPECIAL PURPOSE AIRCRAFT

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SPECIAL PURPOSE AIRCRAFT

SPECIAL PURPOSE AIRCRAFT

CASPA (Cranfield Aerospace Special Purpose Aircraft) is Cranfield Military Solutions own dedicated airborne asset specifically for the purpose of undertaking military flight trials, evaluation of new technologies and equipment, and facilitating formal clearance and certification for military use.

Cranfield Military Solutions has considerable experience of this under the auspices of both military and civil regulators.

CASPA is suitable for operation up to 25,000 feet, is allowed to fly as a single pilot operation and is capable of being fitted out with a wide range of military equipment. The aircraft is ADS-B compatible, serves as an EMI/EMC friendly platform for systems integration purposes and, based on a Cessna 421C has an extended nose capability for unusual payloads.

LATEST PROJECTS

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Scimitar Mk2 Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (Tracked...

Project Outline: To capture vibration and shock data associated with the use of the Scimitar 2 CVR(T) vehicle and to address aspects relating to the vehicle, deployed munitions and human factors...

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Wolfhound Tactical Support Vehicle

Project Outline: To capture vibration and shock data associated with the Wolfhound vehicle and to produce environment descriptions and test severities in support of safety and suitability for...

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Lynx Wildcat Stingray

Project Outline: To complete a data gathering trial and provide an assessment of the vibration environment experienced by Sting Ray torpedoes when carried on Lynx Wildcat. Project Description...

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Apache Operational Sortie Profile Analysis

Project Outline: To improve the fidelity of Apache munition lifing with a potential to extend life and subsequently reduce costs. Project Description: Cranfield Defence developed an application...

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Sea King Defensive Aids Suite Structural Analysis...

Project Outline: To investigate the possible cause of the severe flight vibration experienced by the Defensive Aids Suite (DAS) equipment on Sea King ASaC Project Description: Cranfield Defence...

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Sea King Defensive Aids Independent Technical Evaluation...

Project Outline: To provide an Independent Technical Evaluation (ITE) of the processes leading to Clearance with Limited Evidence (CLE)  Project Description: Cranfield Defence successfully...

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CASPA

Project Outline: Using its wide range of approvals, CAe has created its own special purpose aircraft by converting a Cessna 421c into a special airborne platform, capable of specialist flight...

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Shadow

Project Outline: The Shadow programme was a UOR (Urgent Operational Requirement) for MoD. CAe was a supply partner with Raytheon Aircraft Services; CAe was responsible for a major element of...

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Sentinel R1

Project Outline: CAe provided technical support to Raytheon in the area of ensuring structural integrity for the modified aircraft. Project Description: The Sentinel R1 programme required...

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