Flying with BRIO

New mission today for the US Army’s Bombardier CL-60 ARTEMIS.

The aircraft (reg. N488CR – c/s BRIO68), based in Constanta, Romania operated in front of the coast of eastern Libya this morning.

This is not the first time we have recorded this type of mission, but it is still quite rare since this set-up has been used mostly on NATO’s eastern border since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began.

The Bombardier CL-60 ARTEMIS is a modified version of the civilian Bombardier Challenger 604 business jet, which has been adapted for military use by the US Army. The aircraft is used primarily for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, as well as for transport and communication purposes.

One of the key features of the CL-60 ARTEMIS is its advanced sensor suite, which includes high-resolution electro-optical and infrared cameras, as well as synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and signals intelligence (SIGINT) equipment. These sensors allow the aircraft to gather a wide range of information from high altitudes and long ranges, making it a valuable asset for military operations.

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