In the News: AFSOC's Unique Array for Armed Overwatch Competition
RealClear Defense, July 03, 2021 – A quite different kind of candidate is the MC-145B Coyote proposed by Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC). The Coyote is based on the Polish PZL M28 Skytruck, a short takeoff and landing light cargo and passenger plane in use with AFSOC. It is a two-engine aircraft with a large payload capacity and the ability to self-deploy, obviating the need for disassembly/reassembly and transport on a larger cargo aircraft. Its large capacity allows for great flexibility in equipment and growth potential for additional missions and new sensor/weapons payloads as the character of the C-VEO threat evolves. SNC also has extensive experience in modifying commercial aircraft in support of SOCOM missions.