The Special Mission Specialist

the kodiak is a
multi-mission workhorse

  • Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Aerial Mapping
  • Training
  • Air Ambulance
  • Fire Supression Support
  • Parachute Operations
  • Resource Analysis
  • Wildlife Management/Anti-Poaching

THE PERFECT SPECIAL
MISSION PLATFORM

The Kodiak is an ultra-modern single-engine 10-seat short takeoff and landing aircraft designed and built for the 21st century. The Kodiak began life as a rugged, simple-to-fly backcountry airlift platform - easily converted from carrying passengers to cargo. It introduces scores of improvements over the original design, including the state-of-the-art Garmin G1000 NXi avionics suite. Advanced avionics and advanced engineering make this the safest, most economical airplane in its class.

the kodiak special mission advantage

THE KODIAK BEGAN LIFE AS A RUGGED BACKCOUNTRY AIRCRAFT CAPABLE OF CARRYING PASSENGERS AND CARGO TO THE MOST REMOTE PLACES ON EARTH.

THESE SAME CHARACTERISTICS MAKE THE KODIAK THE PERFECT PLATFORM FOR SPECIAL MISSIONS OF ALL KINDS.

  • High Altitude, Off-Airport Capable
  • Tall And Sturdy Landing Gear For Rough Terrain
  • Dispatchability, Ready To Go Now
  • Easily Converted From One Mission To Another
  • Engineered For Conversion to Amphibious Float Operations
  • Large Pallet-Sized Cargo Bay Door
  • Operates Independently
  • Covert, Resembles Civilian High Wing Aircraft
  • Built for the 21st Century, Safest Plane In Its Class
  • Lowest Direct Operating Costs In Its Class

supremely capable. Infinitely Variable.

kodiak special mission applications

INTELLIGENCE, SURVEILLANCE, RECON (ISR)

ISR technology has become increasingly important for police and security services worldwide. The Kodiak offers the perfect platform with approximately 200 amps excess power available for mission systems. It is easily adaptable to state-of-the-art equipment, it can carry a full team of technicians, and the Kodiak can loiter for up to ten hours at very slow speeds virtually undetected.

AERIAL MAPPING

Super accurate aerial mapping using conventional terrain measurement tools or advanced technologies, like LIDAR or Synthetic Aperture Radar, is made all the more feasible with the stable Kodiak platform. Able to carry a useful load of 3530 Ibs for over 1000 NM, the Kodiak enables mapping teams to complete their tasks quickly and cost-efficiently.

TRAINING

Training of all types is easily supported by the modern and rugged Kodiak. Pilot, aircraft maintenance and flight ops training is easily supported by the mid-sized Kodiak. Crews that rely on aircraft delivery, like firefighters, remote repair teams, and emergency responders, also use the Kodiak for practice and improved operational safety.

AIR AMBULANCE

Medivac operations have been at the heart of the Kodiak design from the beginning. The plane is easily adapted from passenger and cargo hauling to medical airlift in emergencies. Kodiak air ambulance services have been used in the aftermath of recent earthquakes, hurricanes and floods.

FIRE SUPRESSION SUPPORT

Kodiaks have increasingly found a useful place alongside wilderness fire suppression. The primary missions have involved spotting for firefighting crews and aerial tanker drops. The Kodiak is ideally suited for this "Lead Plane" function as it can direct the airtankers by both verbal target descriptions and by physically leading the airtankers on the drop run. The short take off and landing characteristics of the Kodiak also enable it to drop crews and supplies to very short and narrow backcountry strips.

PARACHUTE OPERATIONS

The Kodiak is easily adapted to parachute operations with bench seating and a special roll-up door. The ability to carry a large number of parachutists to altitude and back quickly provides operators with the best ROI on their aircraft investment.

RESOURCE ANALYSIS

Analysis and monitoring of remote resources for the extraction and renewable energy sectors has become far more accurate and effieient with the Kodiak. Able to fly low and slow and loiter for hours, the Kodiak is ideal for distant surveys. The plane can carry large teams and equipment for round trips up to 1000 NM and land on short, narrow, unimproved strips for surface evaluations.

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT/ANTI-POACHING

With budgets tight and on-the-ground personnel limited, the Kodiak has proved to be an effective and economical solution for governmental management of wildlife and habitat. In Botswana, Kodiaks have supported elephant and rhino anti-poaching efforts while also serving as tourism transport and medical evacuation.

contact your kodiak special mission specialist for more infomation
866-455-6224
kodiaksales@daher.com