Airborne ISR as a Service

Metrea is a leader in commercial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) with superior platforms and a constantly evolving set of capabilities across all levels of services. Our integrated solutions are the product of our deep stack of airborne ISR capabilities and related design, acquisition, engineering, training, operations, and evaluation services offered to our customers in either integrated packages or as standalone services.

Our Fleet

Bombardier Challenger 604 & 605

Metrea’s Challenger fleet is a cost effective commercial ISR solution focused on high-end challenges, giving our partners the ability to obtain information faster and shorten decision timelines.

  • Up to four onboard operators provide immediate response to time sensitive operations
  • Find, fix, track, and target at greater range
  • RADINT, IMINT, SIGINT, ELINT installed capability
  • Wideband LOS, BLOS and SATCOM communications
  • 4,000 NM range & 10 hour flight time
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Our Fleet

King Air 350 Maximum Endurance (ME)

We are continuously advancing collection delivery by evolving the KA350ME to a more agile and higher performance platform that enhances customization and provides responsiveness to the development of multiple mission sets.

  • Over 100,000 mission flight hours
  • 10+ hour unrefueled endurance
  • Two on-board operators provide immediate response to time sensitive operations
  • LOS / BLOS / SATCOM Comms
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C4ISR Effects

ISR and Close Air Support (CAS) Training

Metrea provides European-based contracted ISR, predominantly to the UK MoD, focusing on ISR and Close Air Support (CAS) training for British Army Battlegroups conducting Collective Training worldwide. Metrea has been accredited by the UK MoD’s Joint Air Liaison (JALO) to provide live airborne ISR and CAS emulation worldwide since 2012 and has supported up to 6 Battlegroups per year at British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK). As part of this ongoing support, Metrea emulates NATO ISR and CAS operations for UK Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC) training using live airborne platforms equipped with military-spec ISR sensors, datalinks, mission systems and secure voice comms. 

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Training and Consulting

Concentrating on ISR sensors, data and decision makers, rather than platforms, Metrea is also able to offer niche services to ISR OEMs and ISR service providers, enhancing their products and dataflows, with our cadre of highly experienced ex-military ISR Sensor Operators (SOs) providing product development and delivery support. Metrea maintains ISR currency through our annual JALO accreditation for ISR and CAS, and through our ongoing provision of MQ-9A Reaper Pilots, SOs, Mission Intelligence Coordinators (MICs) and White Force specialists at XIII Sqn, RAF Waddington, where they provide training and currency to the RAF’s Reaper Force in a simulated environment.

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Providing Rapid & Responsive Commercial Airborne ISR


Mission Completion Rates


Incident-Free Flight Hours


Hours of Flight Time Unrefueled

A Full Stack of Airborne ISR Capabilities

Across a broad set of effects-as-a-service missions that we support for our partners, ISR is one of Metrea’s central capability areas.

  • Level 0 - Design and Architect
  • Level 1 - Acquire and Manage
  • Level 2 - Build and Engineer
  • Level 3 - Train and Exercise
  • Level 4 - Operate and Sustain
  • Level 5 - Affect and Evolve

Level 0 - Design and Architect

We analyze our customers’ needs to derive concepts of operations, technical requirements, and precise solutions for cutting-edge airborne ISR.

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Level 1 - Acquire and Manage

We combine our deep finance expertise with our industry-seasoned program management personnel to provide our customers with full-service military aircraft acquisition, modification, integration, and operations support.

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Level 2 - Build and Engineer

Metrea can engineer and build airborne ISR platforms through our Engineering and Tech Services teams inside Metrea Aviation Services.

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Level 3 - Train and Exercise

We offer advanced ISR support tailored to meet our partners’ specific exercise and training requirements. Our team of expert pilots, sensor operators, and SIGINT SMEs conduct real-world scenarios – whether it’s in the classroom, on land, or in the air – to ensure our partners in the field will be fully mission-capable.

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Level 4 - Operate and Sustain

We deliver turnkey airborne Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions to our defense partners – from design and integration, to operations and sustainment – in austere expeditionary environments.

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Level 5 - Affect and Evolve

With our deep roots in the special operations community we analyze, test, integrate, and deliver actionable data to our SOF customers to meet their greatest technical challenges. We focus on incorporating versatile, modular, and cost-effective systems that rely on open architecture and scalable technologies.

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Adaptation, Accelerated.

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