The According to a release, the STC provides Air Claw customers with an
Northrop Gunman reported that the Air Claw is based on the rugged Quest Kodiak 100, which is a short take-off and landing aircraft.
Additionally, the Air Claw multiuse STC validates the quality of design and integration and allows the aircraft to operate without limitation in U.S. airspace. It also covers modifications of the KODIAK's external cargo compartment, cabin interior arrangement and the electrical power distribution system. The Air Claw certificate adds a fixed electro-optical/infrared sensor, ground communications radios, downlink and a wide area surveillance system.
The Air Claw demonstration aircraft is currently equipped with FLIR Star SAFIRE 380-HD and several other technology applications to include the Hawkeye wide area motion imaging system designed by Persistent Surveillance Systems,
"This STC is an important step in demonstrating the safety and reliability of the system. It provides the ability for customers to acquire a fully modified aircraft and safely operate them within the
The aircraft are assembled at Quest's Sand Point Idaho Facility and modified at
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According to a release, the STC provides Air Claw customers with an