In December 2008, the Office de Topographie et de cartographie (Tunisian Ministry of Defence) issued an international invitation to tender for the aerial photography of its territory using modern systems. The technical solution proposed by IGN France International and Reims Aviation was selected. The aircraft, the 97th F406 manufactured by Reims Aviation (GECI group), was delivered at the beginning of April to the Tunisian Ministry of Defence.
The Reims Aviation F406, a twin-turboprop aircraft, is particularly well-suited to light airborne surveillance missions, with integration of the most recent systems: aerial photography, pollution prevention, surveillance of fishing grounds, borders, passenger and freight transport, etc. The F406 can handle many types of missions and is appreciated by operators and pilots for its robustness, ease of operation and its very competitive operating costs.
Download the project sheet for photographic aircraft in Tunisia