The ATR 72MP is a twin-turboprop aircraft optimised for even the most complex maritime patrol missions. The aircraft retains the reliability, maintainability, low lifecycle cost and comfort features of the ATR 72-600 on which it is based, while also including a state-of-the-art mission system, advanced sensors and a complete communication suite.
Missions & features
The ATR 72MP features Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities which enable the monitoring of sea lane traffic, fisheries protection, counter smuggling and counter drug trafficking operations, exclusive economic zones (EEZ) patrol, as well as Search and Rescue (SAR) operations. The aircraft can also be used to transport personnel and materials, and can perform anti-submarine warfare (ASW), anti-surface warfare (AsuW) and electronic intelligence (ELINT) missions.
The ATR 72MP is equipped with the Airborne Tactical Observation and Surveillance (ATOS) mission system, which manages the aircraft’s wide range of sensors, providing a complete operational picture. Based on four multi-functional consoles, the system includes an advanced multi-mode surveillance radar featuring Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) technology, an Electro-Optical Sensor Turret (EOST) with colour and monochrome cameras, an Automatic Identification System (AIS), and an Airborne Search and Rescue System Direction Finder (ASARSDF).
Airborne systems and communication suite
Features of the ATR 72MP airborne suite, added to the advanced glass cockpit of the ATR 72-600, include an Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) transponder, two INS/GPS (Global Positioning System) inertial navigation systems, a tactical air navigation system and a tactical cockpit display that transmits mission system data to pilots. The communication suite includes several V/UHF and HF radio waves, a broadband SATCOM system and datalinks to simplify mission data exchange.
ELINT, ASW and ASuW capabilities
For use in ELINT, ASW and ASuW missions, the aircraft is equipped with optional subsystems and equipment, including a Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS) to operate safely in hostile territories, a system for the storage and launch of sonobuoys, an acoustic subsystem, a magnetic anomaly detector (MAD), a payload management system, and two external fuselage pylons which can carry up to two light torpedoes.
MAXIMUM TAKE-OFF WEIGHT
23,000 kg – 50,706 lb
PW127M ENGINE MAX TAKE-OFF POWER
(One engine out) - 2,750 Shp
MAXIMUM CRUISE SPEED
465 km/h – 250 KTAS
MAXIMUM OPERATIONAL ALTITUDE
7,620 m – 25,000 ft
10.00 h (+ 45’ hold)