DA42 MPP GUARDIAN Precision from above

A powerful and cost-effective mission solution

Based on the award-winning DA42 NG, the DA42 MPP (Multi Purpose Platform) GUARDIAN is the ultimate special mission aircraft with an endurance of up to 12 hrs while burning only 6.4 US gallons (24.2 litre) per hour. With a DA42 GUARDIAN you have a proven and fully certified remote sensing system at your disposal. Powerful and cost efficient, it delivers accurate results with hawk-eyed precision for ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) missions, geo surveys or TV broadcasting.

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6.4 US gal/h

171 kts

17,999 ft

1,283 nm

4 Seats

1,398 lbs

"After we received such an overwhelming response to this aircraft, we recognized that we needed to immediately purchase our first DA42 GUARDIAN to get ahead of demand.  There is really no other certified aircraft that offers so much capability at such a low cost to purchase and operate."

Dr. Loren Poulsen PhD, DA42 MPP GUARDIAN Operator, Montana


Turnkey Solution

The DA42 GUARDIAN mission solutions comprise a cost-efficient fixed wing platform, airborne sensors, data-links, command and control centres as well as corresponding pilot, operator and maintenance training. Acting as a one-stop-shop we will tailor your fully certified remote sensing platform to your specific needs. The cooperation with renowned industry experts and a strong partner network guarantees cutting-edge technology with a competent and reliable project implementation.

As your single point of contact we provide you with quality, service, convenience and value, allowing you to focus on your business.

Multi-purpose Platform

Tomorrow’s mission is different than yesterdays? No problem! The aircraft has been specially designed for carrying multi-functional aerial sensors, like EO/IR cameras for surveillance and reconnaissance missions, land and sear radars, COMINT solutions, airborne laser scanners or large format digital aerial cameras.

Mission kits can be mounted on specific hard points located on the nose and belly of the aircraft as well as in the cabin and nose luggage compartments.


With its line of cost effective and efficient fixed-wing aircraft, Diamond Aircraft has taken remote sensing in a new direction.

The DA42 GUARDIAN has demonstrated it is the perfect complement to traditional Police helicopter platforms, and can add substantial capability at a fraction of the operating costs of traditional platforms: up to 12-hour non-stop missions for less than 100 Euros per hour.

Technical Specifications

DA42 MPP GUARDIAN Facts & Figures

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Dimensions / mass / loading

Length *) 8.70 m 28 ft 6 in
Height *) 2.49 m 8 ft 2 in
Wing span 13.42 m 44 ft
Crew 1 or 2 pilots 1 or 2 operators
Empty weight *) 1,365 kg 3,008 lbs
MTOM 1,999 kg 4,407 lbs
Useful load *) 634 kg 1,398 lbs
Fuel capacity (main tank/incl. auxiliary tank) 189 lt / 288 lt 50 US gal / 76 US gal
Consumption at 35% 24.2 lt / h (in total) 6.4 gal / h (in total)
Max. Speed 317 km / h TAS 171 kts TAS
Max. service ceiling 5,486 m 18,000 ft

*) Specifications can differ depending on the specific sensor equipment.
Specifications apply to standard equipped aircraft, if not otherwise stated. The above data are approximately specifications and may change without notice.

Range map

Conditions: Maximum Take Off Mass, ISA, No fuel reserve.

Click on your preferred location on the map to see the range with standard or auxiliary tank. Distance and time indicated are for guidance only and should not be used for flight planning purposes. Air traffic congestion, wind and other factors are not taken into consideration. Specifications apply to standard equipped aircraft and can change without notice.