The PC-12 NG Spectre™ is a special mission platform that’s derived from the civilian market PC-12 NG. Tempus is proud to be an authorized installation center in the U.S. for Spectre™ conversions. These aircraft are used for a wide variety of purposes, including:
– jump and utility drop
– border patrol
– command and control
– law enforcement
– military operations
– disaster response
– cargo and personnel transport
– air ambulance
The combined features of the PC-12 NG’s outstanding range, payload capacity, fuel efficiency, cabin space, and huge cargo door make it uniquely adaptable as a true multi-role platform. This versatility enables the PC-12 NG to take on multiple missions for its operators, extending its value beyond that of any fixed or rotor wing aircraft. The PC-12 NG is extraordinarily fuel efficient and requires little maintenance. The cost to acquire, operate, and maintain a single PC-12 NG Spectre™ is half that of its twin-engine competition, and a fraction of the cost of utilizing rotor wing assets for the same missions.
Many people think of the PC-12 NG as a private business aircraft. What most people don’t realize is that the “executive” aircraft sitting on the ramp may actually be carrying some of the most sophisticated surveillance and communication equipment in the air. The Spectre™ has been adopted by leading federal, state, municipal and international law enforcement agencies as the “go-to platform” for surveillance, transport, border protection, and airborne operation control. With its pressurized cabin and high-altitude ceiling, the PC-12 NG can standoff at distances the subjects under surveillance cannot detect and can stay on station for over 8 hours with standard fuel capacity.
The sensor operator console has provisions for full control of the EO/IR sensor. The lift mechanism for the sensor is completely integrated into the tailcone of the PC-12 NG, yet easily deploys for a full 360° hemispheric view of ground activity. Imagery from the sensor can be displayed on both the cockpit MFD and the operator’s console for complete crew coordination. Evidence may be recorded on ship, or even data linked in real time to groundbased personnel. The Pilatus PC-12 NG Spectre™ is the critical link in law enforcement command and control.