The contract includes spending $170 million to implement the Armed Overwatch program. The modification of the aircraft will be carried out by L3Harris, and the first flight will be no earlier than in fiscal 2026. In total, 75 aircraft are planned to be built.
Sky Warden is designed for reconnaissance in difficult conditions, including surveillance, capable of providing air support to troops, conducting strikes during counter-terrorism operations. The aircraft is a continuation of the AT-802U light attack aircraft, which, in turn, is based on an agricultural aircraft.
The AT-802U Sky Warden received a reinforced structure, engine and cockpit protection. It can carry loads of up to 4100 kilograms.