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ISR & AEW

Trusted around the world for the most critical missions

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Photography by Raytheon ©2020.

The gathering of information for military, government and civil organizations grows more important every day. Bombardier’s large-cabin business jet platforms are trusted around the world to fly Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, Electronic Warfare (EW) and Airborne Early Warning (AEW) missions. Business jet platforms are the best fit as modern-day systems become lighter and more compact, no longer requiring more costly commercial aircraft variants. 

The right size for mission equipment

Bombardier jets have the range, endurance and reliability to be the go-to platforms for the next generation of surveillance. The unique combination of our aircraft’s performance features and spacious interiors allow us to provide superior special mission platforms that make gathering intelligence around the world possible. From aerial surveillance over land and sea to communications relay or command and control, we have the specialized solution to meet your challenge.

Global and Challenger: proven platforms, proven performance

Bombardier Global and Challenger aircraft are already in service with elite military clientele, having completed thousands of missions and hundreds of thousands of flight hours, demonstrating excellent dispatch reliability. Global aircraft are especially attractive for military use because of their speed, agility, endurance and low operating costs compared to other aircraft in their class. Bombardier solutions consist of proven external aircraft shapes, which provides additional confidence and reduces costs.

Challenger 650

The Challenger 650 aircraft offers the most electrical power in its category, space for up to 6 workstations, maximum endurance of over 11 hours, best equipped baseline cockpit in its class and unparalleled direct operating costs. Furthermore, the Challenger 650 boasts the industry’s best dispatch reliability of over 99.9 percent

Global 5000 and Global 5500

The Bombardier Global 5000 and Global 5500 aircraft offer the highest payload capability of any purpose-built business aircraft as well as the most available electrical power in their category in standard configuration via four variable frequency generators and an auxiliary power unit for ultimate reliability on long missions and no need for any additional generators. The Bombardier Vision flight deck offers a head-up display with both Enhanced and Synthetic Vision. The aircraft provide enough space for up to 8 workstations.

Global 6000 and Global 6500

The Bombardier Global 6000 and Global 6500 aircraft offer the most available electrical power in their category in their standard configuration via four variable frequency generators and an auxiliary power unit for ultimate reliability on long missions and no need for any additional generators. The Bombardier Vision flight deck offers a head-up display with both Enhanced and Synthetic Vision. The aircraft provide enough space for up to 10 workstations.