|CP-140M Aurora fitted with IBLOS at IMP Aerospace. Photo: CNW Group/IMP GROUP LTD.|
[Avionics Today 12-17-14] IMP Aerospace delivered the first of three CP-140M Aurora aircraft to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), fitted with an advanced Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) satellite communications system.
The prototype CP-140M Aurora aircraft will provide an improved Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability in support of Canada's international military requirements. The system enables secure high-speed data streaming from the aircraft via satellite in remote areas that are distant from familiar ground stations. IMP Aerospace provided the installation, design and modification of the BLOS system in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It has supported numerous modifications and enhancements on the aircraft since its entry into service with RCAF.