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.
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