The Defender is a versatile military asset. With an airframe designed to be easily modifiable, the Defender can be used for a variety of roles including: counter terrorism, border patrol, maritime surveillance, policing and urban surveillance, search and rescue, air ambulance and transportation. The Defender can also act as a targeting system for long range weapons and land based vehicles. A sliding door, ten parachutists and a jump master can easily be accommodated if the aircraft is required for training military personnel, and has unbeatable through life costs.
The design allows for exceptional low-speed handling and manoeuvring capabilities, permitting the aircraft to almost hang in the air. Its 70-90 knot speed enables continuous tight turns during low level observation, inspection and photography. It is fitted with durable and fuel efficient Rolls Royce Allison engines, 250-B17F flat-rated at 400hp with 200amp generators. Its basic transit speed is 160 knots.