SPARKS, Nev., March 17, 2022 – Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), the global aerospace and national security company owned by Eren and Fatih Ozmen, recently delivered its 10th fully integrated Mission Enhancement Kit (MEK) aircraft to the U.S. Army, adding enhanced capabilities to the Army’s Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) fleet.
“We are very proud to continue this work in support of the Army and its mission,” said Tim Owings, executive vice president of SNC’s Mission Solutions and Technologies business area. “SNC’s Mission Enhancement Kit is truly game-changing technology. It provides increased safety and enhanced performance and mission capabilities critical to aircraft operating in high-altitude areas.”
The King Air 350 MEK reduces aircraft weight, increases engine performance and significantly reduces the overall sound signature to enhance its stealth capabilities. SNC modifies the aircraft to increase time aloft and allow for increased operating weight without greater take-off risk. It also enables operations on shorter runways, making the aircraft more suitable for a wider variety of operational environments. This provides customers with versatile multi-mission and special mission capabilities, increased aircraft performance and safety.
As a prime systems integrator, SNC has more than 50 years of experience optimizing ISR operations worldwide, designing, developing and delivering rugged hardware, open architecture systems and modular mission solutions for 200+ types of aircraft. SNC also maintains a long heritage of King Air modification and integrations, leveraging 800,000+ hours of operational experience on special mission platforms for a wide array of government and military customers.
The Army has procured 16 kits to date and SNC expects to deliver two additional MEK integrated aircraft this year. SNC will continue to perform work covered by this contract from its facilities in Hagerstown, Maryland.
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About Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC)
SNC is a trusted leader in innovative, advanced technology solutions and open architecture integrations in aerospace and national security. Best known for its unique mission applications, SNC creates customized solutions for the world’s most pressing technology challenges in the fields of aviation, national security space, electronic warfare, command and control, mission systems and inline cybersecurity. SNC is owned by Chairwoman and President Eren Ozmen and CEO Fatih Ozmen, and is once again recognized as a US Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private. In spring 2021, SNC announced the transition of its Space Systems business area to an independent commercial space company, Sierra Space.