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Commuter Air Technology (CAT) Completes Third Generation STALKER Aircraft

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Commuter Air Technology (CAT) Completes Third Generation STALKER Aircraft

Commuter Air Technology (CAT) Completes Third Generation STALKER Aircraft

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Commuter Air Technology (CAT) completed ground and flight tests of its third generation STALKER aircraft. Earlier generations of the STALKER, a King Air based Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) system have been successfully deployed with Joint Special Operations Forces engaged in the Global War on Terror and with Special Operations Forces (SOF) units deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

In addition to the popular, SOF operator designed cockpit and mission system operator station(s), the latest version of the STALKER has a ruggedized, custom interior, a more capable communications suite than previous models, and comes with the WESCAM MX-15HD and Aerocomputer’s™ moving map system as standard equipment. “Our best yet,” says Darryl Wilkerson, CAT’s president and CEO. “We are excited about the new STALKER and what it brings to the fight,” he added.

CAT has a strong legacy of providing system design and integration of special mission platforms and specializes in the preferred King Air platform.

“We are proud that the dedicated employees and partners of CAT have not only designed and produced the leading ISR solution for this class, but we have accomplished it with incredible speed and efficiency,” said Wilkerson. “We operate on an 'order plus 120 days' delivery schedule. Our ability to produce at this level means that these highly valued assets are in the hands of the war fighter sooner and thus making a greater impact.”

The deployment of ISR assets into the theater of war has been a top priority of Department of Defense Secretary Robert Gates since early 2008 and led to the funding of over $1 billion for the effort.

CAT, situated within the Integrated Defense Business Unit of AGC Aerospace & Defense, is focused on aircraft modifications, which include performance and flight enhancements, commuter and high-density passenger systems, corporate configurations, cargo conversions and a full range of highly specialized military and special mission air operations and support.

AGC Aerospace and Defense is a leader in supplying technologies, systems and services that support key commercial and military programs. For more information visit www.AGCAerospace.com.

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