HALIFAX, Dec. 16, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - IMP Aerospace delivered the first of three CP-140M Aurora fitted with an advanced Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) satellite communications system on schedule and under budget today approximately a month after its arrival. Participation at the delivery ceremony included the Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, Lieutenant General Yvan Blondin, as well as Director Air Requirements, Colonel Ian Lightbody, and 14 Wing Commander Iain Huddleston.
The prototype CP-140M Aurora aircraft will provide an improved Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability in support of Canada's military requirements internationally. In concert with DND personnel, IMP Aerospace provided the installation design and modification of the IBLOS system in Halifax, NS. The system enables secure high-speed data streaming from the aircraft via satellite in areas which are remote from familiar ground stations.
"IMP Aerospace has supported the CP-140 Aurora fleet since its entry into service with the RCAF and has engineered and installed numerous modifications and enhancements to the aircraft on behalf of the RCAF. I'm very pleased that this urgent requirement was completed on schedule and under budget to the RCAF and will provide them with enhanced operational capabilities," stated David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence.
About IMP Aerospace
IMP Aerospace, one of Canada's largest Canadian-owned aerospace and defence contractors, provides a full range of technical services including aircraft In-Service Support, engineering, aircraft repair, overhaul and modification services to domestic and international military and commercial customers. IMP Aerospace is one of six independent operating units of IMP Aerospace & Defence which is a business unit of IMP Group, a Halifax-based company focused on global sustainable growth with over 4,400 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace, aviation, airline, healthcare, information technology, hospitality, and property development.
Image with caption: "CP-140M Aurora fitted with IBLOS at IMP Aerospace. (CNW Group/IMP GROUP LTD.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141216_C7859_PHOTO_EN_9597.jpg
SOURCE: IMP GROUP LTD.
For further information: Carl Kumpic, Vice President International Marketing, IMP Aerospace & Defence, Direct: (902) 873-2250, e-mail: [email protected], Website: www.impaerospaceanddefence.com