Sierra Nevada bets big on ISR jet as Army shows sustained interest in the capability

By Evan Ochsner / August 31, 2022 at 4:11 PM
Sierra Nevada Corp. is making a $200 million bet on a modified corporate jet that can provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities from afar, as the Army continues to demonstrate a high level of interest in the capability. The project, called RAPCON-X, is a modified Bombardier 6500 that can be configured to provide radar, signals intelligence and surveillance capabilities. Sierra Nevada will invest more than $200 million in developing the RAPCON-X platform, including two prototypes, said Tim Owings, executive vice...

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