Canada to Buy 3 King Air Surveillance Reconnaissance Aircraft for US$300M

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 Canada to Buy 3 King Air Surveillance Reconnaissance Aircraft for US$300M
Beechcraft King Air 350ER

The US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Canada of three King Air 350ER aircraft with customer unique post-modifications for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations for an estimated cost of US $300 million.

The Government of Canada has requested to buy three King Air 350ER (extended range) aircraft with customer unique post-modifications for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations.

The equipment on the King Air 350ER will include WESCAM MX-15D Electro-Optical & Infrared Imaging Sensors; AN/AAR-47B(V)2 Missile and Laser Warning System (MWS); AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Systems (CMDS); COMSEC Modules (KGV-135A); APM-424(V)5 Transponder Test Sets; KIV-77 Mode 4/5 crypto applique computers for IFF; AN/APX-119 IFF Digital Civil and Military Transponders and Inline Network Encryptors.

The principal contractor will be Beechcraft (Textron Aviation), Wichita, Kansas. The Government of Canada is expected to negotiate an offset agreement in accordance with Canada's Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy.

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