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MDA Signs On to Upgrade Canada’s CP-140 Aurora

By Juliet Van Wagenen | April 28, 2015
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Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed CP-140 Aurora
Canadian Armed Forces Lockheed CP-140 Aurora. Photo: Wikipedia

[Avionics Today 04-28-2015] MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA) has signed two contract amendments with Canada’s Department of National Defense to provide software upgrades to the radar surveillance systems for Canada’s fleet of CP-140 Aurora aircraft. The combined value of the contracts is more than $5.8 million.

The CP-140 Aurora fleet is Canada’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft, which is used by the Royal Canadian Air Force in activities such as domestic surveillance of Canada’s maritime approaches, search and rescue missions, and maritime and overland operations. MDA’s upgraded radar surveillance system will provide CP-140 operators with a high resolution imaging capability that can detect, locate and classify land and marine-based objects, such as vehicles and ships.

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