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ATR 42 MP
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Windows

SLAR
Antenna

IR/UV
Scanner Win
EO/IR Search Radar Searchlight
ndow Turret Radome Pod
ATR 42 MP
The ATR 42 MP is a derivative of the proven ATR 42 / 72 twin turboprop aircraft family, specifically based on the latest ATR 42-600 airframe and designed to
perform a wide range of special missions. Through a number of mission specific systems/features, the aircraft provides outstanding capabilities in Surveillan-
ce/Reconnaissance, Exclusive Economic Zone patrol and Search And Rescue duties. Because it can be easily reconfigured, the ATR 42 MP also doubles as an
effective multi-purpose transport aircraft.
The ATR 42 MP inherits the exceptional characteristics of the basic platform, including the structure designed to meet the latest damage tolerance require-
ments and characterized by high corrosion resistance and extensive use of composites. The MP structure is modified for sensor installation and to introduce
specific mission-related features including bubble windows and in-flight operable hatch (or door).
The ATR 42 MP can easily operate in extreme temperatures, altitudes and environmental conditions; it can safely take off and land on short and narrow
runways. These features, combined with the “Hotel Mode” function, enable it to use remote bases where only limited support is available.
The aircraft is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 127M turboprops, each with 2,400 sHP continuous power rating, retained during one engine ino-
perative take-off. Each engine is fitted with a Hamilton Sundstrand 568F six-blade, variable-pitch propeller.
The new standard avionic suite includes a glass cockpit flight deck featuring five LCD screens. Designed to meet the most exacting customer requirements, it
is based on state-of-the-art components with specific enhancements for the MP role.
Because crew comfort is crucial to effectiveness during long endurance missions, the ATR 42 MP is designed with this goal in mind. Specific noise/vibration
reduction features, optimized ECS, abundant internal space, adjustable seats, fully equipped galley and toilet endow the ATR 42 MP with outstanding levels of comfort.

3930 ø

2° 7590

S.G.L.

4100 8780
8100 22670
24572

Pilot Hatch Service Door


WEIGHTS & PERFORMANCES
(508x483) (610x1220)
E.E.Type I Maximum Take Off Weight 18,600 Kg 41,006lb
Maximum Landing Weight 18,300 Kg 40,345 lb
7590
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight 16,700 Kg 36,817 lb
Entry Door Operational Empty Weight (with Mission Sys and 5 Crew) 13,470 Kg 29,696 lb
Cargo Door
(636x1730)
(1295x1575) Maximum Fuel Capacity 4,500 Kg 9,921 lb
E.E. Type III
(510x910)
LH & RH
PW127M Engine Max Take-off Power (1 engine out) 2,400 SHP
Maximum Cruise Speed 520 Km/h 281 KTAS
Maximum Operational Altitude 7,620 m 25,000 ft
Max endurance (at 5,00 ft) 9.00 h(+ 45' hold)

Take-off Distance (MTOW, SL, AEO, ISA) 1,050 m 3,445 ft


Landing Distance (MLW, SL, ISA) 685 m 2,247 ft
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INTERNAL LAYOUT

1 A G
5 S
3 4 H
1 2 T

1- Forward Cargo Area A- Auxiliary Rack


2- Operating Area G- Galley
3- Coordination/Rest Area H- In-flight operable hatch (for SAR kit launch)
4- Observation Area S- SAR kit
5- Launch Area T- Toilet
Interphone (internal communication) W- Bubble windows
Radio and internal communication

PASSENGER TRANSPORT TROOP TRANSPORT CARGO TRANSPORT

UP TO 48 PASSENGERS UP TO 36 EQUIPPED SOLDIERS UP TO 5,540 KG BULK CARGO


PLUS UP TO 9 ATR STANDARD CONTAINERS
CARGO HANDLING SYSTEM
MEDICAL EVACUATION (MEDEVAC) PARATROOPS LAUNCH
(Only with in-flight operable door)

UP TO 14 STRETCHERS AND 2 MEDICAL ATTENDANTS UP TO 36 PARATROOPS 5


MISSION PERFORMANCES

SEARCH AREA: 280,000 Sq.NM


TOTAL MISSION TIME: 7.6 hr

Search Altitude: 10,000 ft


Patrol speed: 202 KTAS
RADAR CROSS SECTION: 400
Typical Target: Cargo (RCS 400 Sq.m)
RADAR RANGE: 120 NM
SLAR RANGE: 40 NM

Sea
rch
Flig
ht

Base

Search Area (sq.nm x 1000)


Total Mission Time
8 350
Search Area
7 300
Time on Station
Time (hr)

6 250
5 200
4 150
3 100
2 50
1 3
0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700
Operating radius (nm) Pollution Detection
Long range detection of oil slicks
and other sea pollution sources.

Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) Patrol


EEZ surveillance to avoid
illegal exploitation of sea resources

SEARCH DISTANCE: 1,168 NM


TOTAL MISSION TIME: 7.6 hr
Search Altitude: 10,000 ft
Patrol speed: 202 KTAS
Typical Target: Ferry (RCS 400 Sq.m) RADAR CROSS SECTION: 400 Sq.m
RADAR RANGE: 120 NM
Sea Cond.: State 3

Base

Total Mission Time 8


7 1,800
Search Distance (nm)

Search Area
6 1,600
Time on Station
Time (hr)

5 1,400

4 1,200

3 1,000

2 800

1 600

0 400

0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700


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Operating radius (nm)
PATROL TIME: 7 hr
TOTAL MISSION TIME: 8.8 hr

Search Altitude: 5,000 ft


Patrol speed: 136 KTAS
RADAR CROSS SECTION: 100
Sq.m
Typical Target: Motorboat (RCS 100 Sq.m)
RADAR RANGE: 80 NM
Sea Cond.: State 3
Control

Search Area

Transfer Flight

Base

Total Mission Time 10


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Search Area 8
Time on Station 7
6

Time (hr)
5
4
3
2
1
0
Maritime Surveillance 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700

Fishing Surveillance Operating radius (nm)

Detection, localization, recognition, classification,


identification and tracking of friendly or hostile sur-
face targets, for illegal trafficking/ migration contrast
and maritime traffic control

Search And Rescue (SAR)


Search, location and rescue of people from wre-
cked ships or aircraft through dropping of survival
equipment

SEARCH AREA: 96,000 Sq.NM


TOTAL MISSION TIME: 7 hr

Search Altitude: 2,000 ft


Patrol speed: 186 KTAS
Typical Target: Life raft (RCS 10 Sq.m) RADAR CROSS SECTION: 10 Sq.m
RADAR RANGE: 50 NM
Sea Cond.: State 3

Search
flight
Raft Drop

Base

Total Mission Time 8


Search Area (sq.nm x 1,000)

7 175
Search Area
6 150
Time on Station
Time (hr)

5 125

4 100

3 75

2 50

1 25

0 0
0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700
7
Operating radius (nm)
MISSION SYSTEM
The open architecture Mission System offers inherent mission flexibility, while the extensive use of COTS components guarantees state-of-the-art Human Ma-
chine Interface, graphics capability and computer throughput performance. The Mission System is based on two removable, interchangeable tactical operator
stations equipped with multifunction, integrated display and control units, significantly reducing dedicated control panels and monitors and maximizing flexi-
bility in crew task allocation.
The main Mission System task is to control and monitor the sensors which collect, analyze, fuse, record and distribute all available data.
Functions supported by the Mission System include active and passive electronic surveillance, optical reconnaissance in the visible and infrared band, vessel
identification, pollution detection, mission planning, airdrop support.
Two flat displays linked to the Mission System are installed respectively in the cockpit and debriefing area to allow other crew members to follow the tactical
situation from these locations.

FULLY INTEGRATED MULTI-FUNCTION CONSOLES OPEN


ARCHITECTURE

Communication Tactical
Cockpit Color
Avionics Officer
System Link Printer
Display

Hand Video
Search EO/IR Hyperspectral Recording
AIS DF ESM SLAR Held
Radar System Scanner System
Camera
Camera

OPTIMISED CREW
Baseline Mission
Optional Element INTEGRATED COORDINATION
System
DIGITAL RECORDING
GROWTH CAPABILITY

MODULAR HW & SW TACTICAL


DESIGN COMMUNICATIONS
MANAGEMENT

Flight Deck Radios Tactical Radios


(P) (MSO)

VHF -FM 1 VHF - FM 2


VHF - AM V/UHF 1 (Marine band) (Marine band) V/UHF 2

Audio Distribution
Avionics
System

Shared Radio
(P & MSO)

HF
Mission System

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Search Radar Automatic Identification System Direction Finder (DF) Electro-Optical Turret
The ATR 42 MP Search Radar is a multi- (AIS) The DF is a V/UHF 360° Direction Fin- The Electro-Optical Turret provides pas-
mode, X-band unit optimized for 360° The system identifies and locates any ding device which locates the direction sive target detection and identification
long-range target detection, tracking target equipped with an operating AIS of radio emitters in the MHz to 470 MHz capabilities in any light condition by
and identification. It is designed for transponder, be it a ship, an aircraft or a frequency range. grouping in a single stabilized assembly
operations against sea surface targets, helicopter. Its data contribute to create optical sensors operating in both the
but also provides air-to-air and weather the tactical situation produced by the infra-red and visible spectrums. The tur-
modes and SAR, ISAR and MTI capabili- Mission System, complementing Search ret operates over 360° in azimuth and in
ties.The embedded Track While Scan fe- Radar information. It is especially useful a wide elevation range. It can be slaved
ature allows one hundred targets to be during sealane monitoring, EEZ patrol to the Search Radar to support optical
tracked simultaneously. and SAR missions. identification of the detected targets. The
specific sensors integrated in the turret
can be tailored to customer needs.

Electronic Support Measures Side Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR) Hyper Spectral Scanner (HSS)
(ESM) This radar allows long-range detection The Hyper Spectral Scanner identifies
The ESM system provides long range, all of sea pollution (such as oil slicks) and- pollution agent types. This passive sen-
weather, radar emitting targets detec- monitoring of underwater activities sor operates in the IR, visible and UV
tion, classification and identification, close to the sea surface. Its antennas, in-
in frequency ranges and requires the ai-
including loading/recording of related- stalled in the rear fuselage, can monitor rcraft to fly directly over the area to be
data. It includes six passive antennas areas extending up to 75 km from either monitored.
installed in positions providing 360°
360 side of the aircraft.
coverage of the area around the aircraft,
linked to a Wide Open receiver.

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LOWEST MAINTENANCE ILS COVERING ALL SUPPORT ILS BASED ON THE
COST PER FLIGHT/HOUR IN AREAS: MAINTENANCE, PROVEN WORLDWIDE NET
THE MARKET SPARES, TRAINING… SUPPORTING COMMERCIAL
ATR OPERATIONS

CUSTOMIZED INTEGRATED HIGH LEVEL OF AVAILABILITY,


ACCESS TO EXISTING ATR LOGISTIC SUPPORT FOR RELIABILITY AND
FACILITIES WORLDWIDE PLATFORM AND MISSION MAINTAINABILITY
SYSTEM

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THE ATR 42 MP...
- is the ideal solution for both military forces and other government bodies
needing a true multi purpose aircraft for low or no threat scenarios
- has customized sensor suites and communications equipment to cope with
specific customer needs
- can perform all maritime and coastal surveillance roles
- offers optional quick change kits to double as an effective transport
aircraft with low operating costs

...DESIGNED TO BE A
MULTI-PURPOSE AIRCRAFT.

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