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Defence Science & Technology Group (DSTG) DEAP Program

Hawker Pacific provides ongoing support to DSTG’s Beech 1900C Defence Experimentation Airborne Platform (DEAP) aircraft with engineering design and modification, maintenance, and flight operations services.


Our team of design engineers, installation engineers, and pilots work closely alongside the DST scientists, engineers, and integration experts to maximise the DEAP capability to achieve the desired Research & Development (R&D) outcomes in radar, electro-optic, and other Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.

Since 2012, Hawker Pacific has accumulated over 25,000 hours in design engineering effort in support of R&D trials and operational tasks for more than a dozen ISR configurations. All engineering design and certification has been conducted under civil airworthiness regulations with multiple certification flight test activities completed successfully; whilst the aircraft has been operated under both civil and military operational airworthiness frameworks. Hawker Pacific is excited to be part of the DEAP team contributing to Australia’s Defence R&D capability