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Maritime Surveillance Solutions

Avcon develops Maritime Surveillance and Patrol Aircraft Modifications to enhance situational awareness for maritime Special Mission applications.

Avcon offers fuselage mounted surveillance pods and provisions for cameras and sensors through aircraft ports, interior operator consoles and equipment racks, custom wiring and electronics installations. The provisions for sensors include LIDAR/Hyperspectral sensors, camera equipment, Synthetic Aperture Radars (SAR), EO/IR, GMTI and IR/UV Scanning equipment.

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King Air 350 with Multi-Mission Pod flying over a body of water. King Air 300 showing an enlarged front-facing 'blister' extension for the Avcon Multi-Mission Pod. King Air 350 with Avcon Multi-Mission Pod - Exterior view (wide).

Avcon Multi Mission Pods

The Avcon Multi Mission Pod is is the most versatile modular pod in the market.

The Avcon Pod stores custom sensor combinations, including EO/IR turrets, IR/UV scanners, SAR and Multi-Mode radars, LIDAR sensors, and cameras.

The Avcon Pod installs to the bottom fuselage of the airplane. The modular Avcon Pod provides up to 40 cubic feet of space for custom sensor installations commonly used for maritime or coastal patrol, oil spill detection, surveillance and mapping. The Avcon Multi Mission Pod features an optional rail attachment system, sensor retract mechanisms, storage areas, and/or a drop-hatch. The Avcon Multi-Mission Pod may be constructed of highly transmissive e-glass or other composites.

Installation time for the Avcon Multi Mission Pod is less than 3 weeks.

Avcon also offers LOS Datalink, ELINT, COMINT, IMINT, SIGINT, and SATCOM system installations. The Avcon system integrations allow high speed transfer of real time video, pictures, voice or other data to other aircraft and ground support.

The Avcon Pod is currently FAA approved for installation on the Beechcraft King Air. Other Multi Mission Pod aircraft installation approvals are planned.


Avcon Pod

The Avcon Multi-Mission Pod stores up to 7 sensors. Sensors inside the pod are mounted to the FAA Approved Rail Payload Attachment.

The following sensors have been installed in the 40-ft3 Multi-Mission Pod:

  • LRU, LiDAR, or Hyperspectral Sensors
  • Belly-Mounted Hardpoint Rail Systems with Loading Zones
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (up to 47″ diameter)
  • Transmissive Pod / Radome
  • Retractable EO/IR or GMTI (up to 20″ diameter)
  • IR/UV Scanners
The Avcon Multi-Mission Pod can be configured and reconfigured, with 40 cubic feet of space for sensors and equipment. The modular layout of the Avcon Pod usually dedicates space for a retractable EO/IR sensor, and utilizes a rail-attachment system to fit custom parts.

The Avcon Pod is also compatible with the Avcon aft camera ports (STC SA429CE) and baggage compartment port (SA2428CE).


SAR Expanded Pod

Avcon offers an expanded leading edge radome to the Multi Mission Pod (often called the “Blister Pod”). The leading edge of this version of the Multi Mission Pod accomodates sizeable Synthetic Aperture Radar and Multi-Mode Radar equipment.

The Avcon Multi-Mission Pod can be configured with a front-facing blister providing more room for large-format equipment such as synthetic aperture radar

C90GT Pod

The FAA Approved C90GT Multi Mission pod includes mounting provisions for dual fixed-position sensors such as the Thales I-Master, Wescam MX Series (MX-15, MX15-D, MX-20), FLIR Star Safire HD, Raytheon Assault TSU QE, and others (approved in STC No. SA1746CE).

King Air C90 ISR Pod - 2x 15inch eo/ir sensors

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The Avcon Pod is currently FAA approved for installation on the Beechcraft King Air. Other Multi Mission Pod aircraft installation approvals are planned. Contact Avcon about the King Air Multi-Mission Pod or an installation on another airplane by email: sales@avconindustries.com.

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Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
Camera, Radar, and Sensor Provisions

Avcon Camera, Lidar, Radar, and Hyperspectral aircraft modifications add FAA approved camera ports, fairings, and RADOMEs at specific fuselage locations. The approved installations include optional lens coatings, oversize ports (for large sensors or support equipment) and drift sights.

Camera and Sensor Modifications incorporate moveable doors to protect the camera ports and defog systems to minimize sensor obstruction.



Furnished Interior of a King Air modified for Surveillance and Aerial Mapping.
Avcon Maritime Surveillance Modifications include interior missionization.

Optical Glass & Lens Coatings

Avcon uses BK-7 Optical Glass or Fused Silica for camera, LIDAR, and Hyperspectral modifications. Lenses are available coated or uncoated.

Certain modifications allow removal of Optical Glass for unpressurized operations. For technical details about Avcon camera modifications, please call Avcon at +1 (316) 284-2842.


Cabin Pressurization

Avcon Camera Modifications are tested to maximum aircraft pressurization differentials.


Compatible Equipment

Avcon modifications support installation of film and digital cameras, EO/IR sensors, LIDARs, magnetometers, and more. Avcon provisions are also compatible with gyro mounts such as the Leica PAV30, T-AS Mount, and GSM 4000. Oversized Avcon ports are available for larger equipment.

Most Avcon aircraft modifications allow conversion to standard interior configurations with structural plugs or accessory kits (available for sale).

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Maritime Surveillance
Interior Missionization Solutions

Avcon installs FAA approved custom designed Equipment Racks, Mission Consoles, External Pods, SATCOM and Antenna Arrays for Special Mission aircraft.

Avcon also offers LOS Datalink, ELINT, COMINT, IMINT, SIGINT, and SATCOM system installations. The Avcon system integrations allow high speed transfer of real time video, pictures, voice or other data to other aircraft and ground support.



Furnished King Air Interior with camera modifications and interior operator consoles.

Avcon designs and installs custom operator consoles for Special Mission equipment. Operator consoles are fully integrated into the aircraft avionics systems using custom plumbing, wiring, and power supplies.

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Systems Integration
For Custom Aircraft Modifications

Avcon integration services range from basic camera installations to complex avionics interfacing, such as down-link audio/video and communications integrations. Avionics installations include both military and commercial equipment.



Leica ADS-80 Installed in King Air
Based on the customer’s mission objectives, Avcon integrates avionics, cameras, radars, sensors, operator units/consoles and custom power supplies.

Avcon provides complex systems integration services to operators of special mission, aerial photography, aerial mapping, and Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft.

Avcon also offers LOS Datalink, ELINT, COMINT, IMINT, SIGINT, and SATCOM system installations. The Avcon system integrations allow high speed transfer of real time video, pictures, voice or other data to other aircraft and ground support.

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