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TANZANIA SHOWN TO BE OPERATING SEABIRD SEEKER ISR AIRCRAFT

08 Jan

Gareth Jennings, London and Lindsay Peacock, London – IHS Jane’s Defence Weekly

The Tanzanian People’s Defence Force Air Wing has received into service the Seabird SB7L-360 Seeker intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, a music video posted on the internet has revealed.
A screenshot from a music video extolling the Tanzanian armed forces shows a Seabird Seeker surveillance aircraft not previously known to be in the country’s service. (Williamz Visions)
The video, which shows local musicians singing in front of items of Tanzanian military hardware, shows a Seeker aircraft with the serial number JW-9704. This suggests that at least four such aircraft may have been received.
Built by Seabird Australia and Seabird Jordan, the Seeker is also in military service with Iraq and is set to be fielded by Yemen. Its high-wing monoplane and pusher-propeller configuration afford the two-man crew excellent forward and downwards vision, and its 15,250 ft service ceiling and minimum loitering speed of only 65 kt (120 km/h, 75 mph) means it can remain high overhead an area of interest for extended periods

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