Cirrus Aircraft has received FAA certification for Cirrus Perception, a special mission platform tailored specifically for both the Cirrus SR22 and SR22T models.
This new multi-mission, adaptive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft offers performance capabilities suitable for airborne traffic and law enforcement operations, aerial surveying, mapping and photography, search and rescue missions, disaster management and support, border surveillance and more, according to company officials.
The Minnesota State Patrol has purchased the first Perception aircraft.
Owners can tailor the Cirrus Perception witht an array of sensor and user-station options, including multi-spectral imaging systems with ultra long range and electro-optical infrared capabilities. The Cirrus Sensor Mounting System (SMS) can accommodate a wide array of third-party sensor models and is designed to be modular, removable and reconfigurable, according to company officials.
Cirrus has also partnered with third-party companies who can deliver equipment and payload integration services for Perception customers.
With recent FAA certification, the Perception is now available. It is making its debut July 18-23 at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo in Savannah, Georgia.