Canadian Forces Receive GD Aurora Aircraft

16 March 2010 (Last Updated March 16th, 2010 18:30)

The Canadian Forces have received an Aurora CP140 aircraft equipped with next-generation integrated mission system from General Dynamics (GD) Canada. As part of the Aurora incremental modernisation project (AIMP), the block III CP140 aircraft has been equipped with a new data management s

The Canadian Forces have received an Aurora CP140 aircraft equipped with next-generation integrated mission system from General Dynamics (GD) Canada.

As part of the Aurora incremental modernisation project (AIMP), the block III CP140 aircraft has been equipped with a new data management system (DMS), acoustic suite subsystem, integrated mission system and reconfigurable crew stations.

The GD-developed integrated mission system along with world-class sensors will equip the Aurora aircraft with necessary surveillance capabilities for enhanced domestic and international missions.

Aurora CP140 is the first fully modernised AIMP aircraft to proceed to full-scale acceptance testing.

The new air combat capability will enhance the operational effectiveness of long-range patrol aircraft used by Canadian Forces, and be capable of performing surface, undersea maritime and overland surveillance.