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HADES Aircraft

U.S. Army HADES aircraft operate in complex environments for elite ISR and communications missions. Greenwood Aerospace supports these missions through decades of experienced HADES aircraft sustainment.

The Army has invested heavily in several aerial ISR platforms in recent years, mainly because of the age of its current programs. The Guardrail program[1]  has been in service for about five decades and is getting old. Also, it is limited by using a propellor-driven aircraft (C-12 Huron), which has limited loiter ability and a much lower ceiling than business-class jets.

The replacements for all of the propellor-driven ISR platforms in the Army’s inventory are, not surprisingly, jets. One such case is the High Altitude Detection and Exploitation Systems, or HADES. HADES is the brainchild of L3Harris and Raytheon. While they have yet to settle on a platform vehicle for this project, but there are a few options. One option is the Gulfstream G550/EC-37B. This one makes sense logistically because they already have several C-37s in the fleet. Plus, it is a proven ISR platform; the U.S. Air Force has opted to use the EC-37B for its Compass Call mission, which the EC-130H hosted for decades. Of course, they could opt for the Bombardier line of jets, as the Challenger 650 is slotted for the ARTEMIS mission, and the Global 6000 is currently serving in the USAF as the E-11A BACN. Whichever base model they choose, it will be used for long, orbiting missions, racking up many flight hours. A robust supply chain is imperative for this type of operation.

The best hedge of defense against unplanned delays from the aircraft comes in a readily available supply of parts so that you can get them when you need them. Instead of wasting your time sourcing the parts and jumping through hoops to get it, let Greenwood Aerospace take care of it.

About Greenwood Aerospace

Greenwood Aerospace is a renowned leader in the supply and procurement of OEM and aftermarket parts, along with aircraft ground support, kitting and logistics services, foreign military sales program support, and with MIL-SPEC packaging. Greenwood Aerospace is the preferred partner of the largest Defense Contractors, Armed Forces, and Government Agencies in the United States.

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What Sets Us Apart

Greenwood Aerospace team members combine for over 100 years of experience in government procurement, serving the largest contractors and government agencies in the United States. Located in Ponca City, OK, we use our centralized location to streamline aerospace craft and parts acquisition and distribution.

We feature a fully-certified team on site to fulfill all of your immediate and long-term aerospace demands. As a Small Business SBA-Certified Hubzone and Native American-Owned Business, we offer the Indian Incentive Program (IIP) to all our federal contractors, providing more cost-effective solutions to our clients. Let Greenwood Aerospace be your trusted partner in all your aerospace needs.

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Quality Assurance

Greenwood Aerospace is committed to consistently achieving customer satisfaction with product quality, on-time delivery and unparalleled customer service.

Greenwood Aerospace is AS9120B certified, allowing us to be your trusted supply chain partner. Working closely with our customers, we monitor and implement new industry requirements and ensure the integrity of the products and services delivered to our customers.   

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