Retrofitted Do 228 57+04 delivered

The German Armed Forces receive the first retrofitted Do 228 aircraft.

Aerodata AG and its subsidiary OPTIMARE Systems GmbH are pleased to announce the delivery of the retrofitted maritime surveillance aircraft Do 228 id. 57+04. The aircraft was transferred from Aerodata AG in Braunschweig to the Naval Air Wing 3 in Nordholz on January 17, 2022, from where it began flight operations after completion of site acceptance. The aircraft Do 228 id. 57+04 is the first of two aircraft being modernized at Aerodata.


Aerodata AG and through subcontracting its subsidiary OPTIMARE Systems GmbH are contracted by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) for the modernisation of the mission equipment of the two German Dornier 228 maritime surveillance aircraft.

The project target is to increase the sustainability of the existing OPTIMARE MEDUSA® mission systems, the sensor suites, the communication systems, the spares package and the ground segment.

The German Navy operates the two aircraft on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport to monitor the North and Baltic Sea with regard to marine pollution. Both special mission aircraft are based at the German Naval Air Wing 3, Nordholz, Germany. The comprehensive retrofit project is conducted from 2020 to 2023 at the premises of Aerodata AG at the Airport Braunschweig-Wolfsburg.


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