General Dynamics Canada Marks Arrival of Aurora CP140 with Next-Generation
Integrated Mission System at Canadian Forces Base Greenwood


<p><span class="xn-location">OTTAWA</span>, Ontario, <span class="xn-chron">March 15</span> /CNW/ -- An Aurora CP140 aircraft recently arrived in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> equipped with a new Data Management System (DMS), Acoustic Suite subsystem, Integrated Mission System and reconfigurable crew stations integrated by General Dynamics <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. Part of the Aurora Incremental Modernization Project (AIMP), the prototype Block III, CP140 will enhance the operational effectiveness of long-range patrol aircraft used by Canadian Forces.</p>
<p>The arrival of the AIMP Block III prototype in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> marks a significant achievement for the project and its industry partners. The integrated mission system developed by General Dynamics <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, along with world-class sensors, will equip Canada's Aurora aircraft with the necessary surveillance capabilities for enhanced domestic and international missions. It is the first fully modernized AIMP aircraft to proceed to full-scale acceptance testing.</p>
<p>"General Dynamics <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> has established a solid reputation for delivering multi-sensor, integrated mission systems," said <span class="xn-person">David Ibbetson</span>, general manager of General Dynamics <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. "The delivery of the modernized Aurora, fitted out with a General Dynamics <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> mission suite on-board, is a significant achievement and accomplishment. That we get to do so in our home base of operations and deliver to the men and women of the Canadian Forces, is a moment of pride and patriotism."</p>
<p>Capable of performing surface and undersea maritime and overland surveillance, the aircraft will be operated by the Canadian Department of National Defence as a long-range and strategic airborne asset.</p>

    About General Dynamics
<p>General Dynamics <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, headquartered in <span class="xn-location">Ottawa</span>, is a premier provider of defence electronic systems and a leading systems integrator of complete Command, Control, Communication, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions. The company has established an international pedigree for excellence in the production of technology-based, integrated solutions for land, airborne and maritime applications. More information about the company is available at: <a href=""></a>.</p>
<p>General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 91,700 people worldwide.  The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at <a href=""></a>.</p>


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