The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) is acquiring two new Cessna Citation series aircraft equipped for flight inspection work. Norwegian Special Mission (NSM) has signed a strategic contract with Textron Aviation to supply the JASDF with the two Automatic Flight Inspection Systems (AFIS), plus one option.
Each AFIS will be installed in a Cessna Citation Latitude aircraft and work will be performed at NSM facilities in Norway, by NSM sister company Sundt Air AS.
This contract is the ninth in which NSM is installing its UNIFIS 3000 navaids flight inspection equipment into a Cessna Citation series aircraft.
Norwegian Special Mission, part of the Sundt Group, provides airborne special mission solutions for flight inspection, airborne surveillance, maritime patrol and remote sensing and is based at Oslo Airport.
The JASDF Flight Checker Squadron currently operates a batch of three Hawker Beechcraft U-125s built between 1991 and 1994 and configured for ILS calibration duties. These aircraft were delivered to the JASDF from December 1992 to 1995 and serve at Iruma Air Base.