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Special Mission Aircraft


Long before there was a category called “Special Mission Aircraft”, CITC was in the business of Critical Infrastructure Protection that integrated the airborne element, modifying airplanes with the design integrity, versatility, reliability and capability to perform specific highly technical military and civilian airborne special mission duties. These capabilities have been combined with state-of-the-art concepts and advanced technology to deliver some of the most specialized mission aircraft in the world.

  • CITC’s Special Mission Aircraft Division integrates and modernizes solutions that address Customers’ specific mission requirements and timelines, with scalable and modular options to meet the critical needs and specifications.

  • Our expertise encompasses the full life cycle of manned and unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) programs. We serve our Customers requirements by delivering total integrated programs, from ground systems, to air systems, to software, and networks. Key capabilities include:

  • Global locations for Customer access (US, Germany, UAE)

  • Proven past performance with a wide array of commercial derivative aircraft, including business jets, single engine turbo props, fixed and rotary wing, and unmanned platforms

  • Concept of operations definition and mission system selection/requirements refinement

  • Design, integration and modification of manned ISR commercial derivative aircraft multi-intelligence integrated mission platforms, including:

  • Radar – surface and sea search maritime patrol (SAR/ISAR)

  • Electro-optical/infra-red (EO/IR)


  • Network design and Mission computing systems

  • Aircraft self-protection systems

  • Tactical communications and data links

  • SATCOM and a range of communication systems

  • Video and digital downlinks

  • External Stores Hard Points

  • Stores Management Systems

  • Covert / hidden sensors

  • Mission Bus / Electrical Modifications

  • Night Vision Compatible Systems (interior and Exterior)

  • Mission Management System (MMS) tailored to the Customer sensor suite and mission

  • Operator Consoles

  • ​​Full repair station services and modification capabilities including:

  • Avionics, flight management systems, ground proximity warning, internal reference and autopilot systems,

  • Structural changes

  • Interiors

  • Medivac Mods

  • Flight Inspection Suites

  • FAA / EASA and/or military airworthiness certification:

  • Flight, ground and mission scenario testing

  • Supplemental type certificates for modifications​


Our Approach:

  • We use the most recent experienced operators with to assist in defining customer requirements. This is from a holistic perspective of air, ground, network, logistics, and operations perspective.

  • This CONOPS and Requirements Process helps us refine Customer specifications and mission needs.

  • Then Utilizing highly experienced project leaders and integrated program teams to bring systems from concept of operations through design, integration, test and acceptance, the solutions are accomplished on an accelerated schedule without sacrificing quality, capability, reliability and supportability.

  • We work in close cooperation with the Customer to help define Acceptance Procedures.
    When required or when Customer directed, we bring the aircraft OEM into the design process for complete airworthiness confidence.

  • We deliver a fully airworthy and compliant program with a full Integrated Logistics Support program that provides Customer defined:

  • Training (operator ad repair technician)

  • Spares

  • Publications

  • Field Service Representatives

  • Support Equipment

  • Warranty

The systems are selected and designed for field reliability and predictable performance so Customers can count on them when the capabilities mean saving lives.


CITC is Platform and Sensor Agnostic. Our team works with a variety of vendors across major disciplines to offer Customers the most appropriate sensors for their particular mission needs, regardless of source.


CITC’s special mission aircraft solution discriminators include mature AS9100C and AS9110 compliant; FAA Part 145 repair station; access to engineering expertise and technologies across the range of engineering disciplines; demonstrated rapid reaction capability; and the ability to deliver on schedule, at a low cost. What may not match the large integration companies with size, but we also do not match their cost.


CITC has proven special mission aircraft integration and modernization experience across a range of commercial and military fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft types, Unmanned Systems, and a range of mission systems across all sensor types.

Our focus is always on the customer and on providing the best mission system solution. CITC provides the best value for original equipment manufacturer quality, design, engineering, modifications and life cycle sustainment.

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