Canadian Department of National Defence Upgrading Airborne ISR
The Canadian Department of National Defence is upgrading its Lockheed CP-140 Aurora maritime surveillance aircraft.
The collaboration on this Quick Reaction Capability (QRC) program between ViaSat Inc., L-3 Electronic System Services (ESS), a division of L-3 Aviation Products and the Canadian aircraft integrator IMP Aerospace, delivered the first system from project start to first flight in less than 90 days.
Integration and testing of the remaining fleet is scheduled to follow soon.
The in-flight communication systems enable secure, high-speed data streaming from the aircraft via satellite on the ViaSat global network.
With the new system the Canadian DND gains improved ability to conduct Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations that can support Canadian military requirements worldwide.
Source : ViaSat, Inc.