Sierra Nevada Corporation announced it has been awarded an order for two additional multi-role enforcement aircraft (MEA) by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
The company has been the prime systems engineer and integrator for the MEA fleet since 2009.
MEA is a missionized version of the King Air 350, equipped with an array of active and passive sensors, technical collection equipment and satellite communications capabilities. It provides integrated multi-role special mission services to CBP and is capable of carrying out a wide range of missions.
“We are honored that Customs and Border Protection continues to entrust SNC with the development of this mission-critical aircraft,” said Tim Owings, executive vice president of SNC’s Integrated Mission Systems business area. “These aircraft have proven to have the endurance and special mission systems uniquely suited to meet the challenges of protecting the United States border.”
To date, SNC has provided a fleet of 23 other King Air 350 aircraft as part of CBP’s coordinated aviation and maritime law enforcement efforts. SNC said it would continue to perform work covered by this contract from its facilities in Hagerstown, Maryland.