Today Cirrus Aircraft has introduced a "sensor-capable" special mission aircraft based on its Generation 5 SR22/SR22T aircraft. Cirrus' special mission platform Cirrus Perception™ will be available in mid-2015.
With Cirrus Perception™, Cirrus will create a unique new class of prospective owners and operators for SR22/SR22T aircraft. Cirrus Perception™ also introduces a new style of reconfigurable special mission aircraft, easily and quickly converting from standard aircraft to an advanced observation platform.
Aerial sensor and observation systems are quickly becoming more advanced; and also lighter, more compact and affordable. Special mission operators no longer need a large turbine aircraft or rotorcraft carrying heavy, antiquated technology. The Cirrus SR22/SR22T is an ideal platform that has no rival in terms of cost, systems integration, mission adaptability and flexibility.
Cirrus Perception™ also offers the capability and safety benefits that are available in all SR22/SR22T aircraft: Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS), Cirrus Perspective™ (by Garmin) cockpit, air conditioning, 215+ knot cruise speeds, flight into known icing (FIKI), useful load over 1,300 pounds and the widest, most comfortable cabin in its class.
"Cirrus is widely recognized as a leader in aviation innovation, first with the Cirrus SR-series and more recently, the Vision SF50 Personal Jet," said Jon Dauplaise, Cirrus' Vice President of Fleet and Special Mission Sales. "Cirrus Perception™ sets a new standard for low cost solutions for special mission and observation operators."
Cirrus Perception™ is much more than an aircraft with a camera option. Key differentiators make Cirrus Perception™ a superior special mission platform including:
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"Cirrus' entry into the special missions segment continues our growth plans into new and broader markets," concluded Todd Simmons, Cirrus' EVP of Sales, Marketing and Support. "When we see growth opportunities, we listen to new customers and respond with the same innovative and creative thinking inherent in all our products."
Source: Cirrus Aircraft
Date: Jul 23, 2014