When the 2008 recession engulfed the general aviation industry, Diamond Aircraft was hit particularly hard by the sales downturn in the light aircraft market. CEO Christian Dries wasted no time in finding new markets for Diamond's products. Soon, he had adapted or created several models for government and special missions use. At first glance, Diamond Airborne Sensing's DA42 MPP Guardian might appear to be a purpose-built intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft ...


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