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The C-27J Spartan

The C-27J aircraft is the right-size for Canada’s FWSAR mission and for the country’s current budget environment.

C-27J AT A GLANCE

Its redundant systems derived from its tactical airlifter heritage, including an in-flight operable auxiliary power unit, further enhance its ability to perform in this very difficult environment.

Canadian Impact

Team Spartan’s offering proposes leveraging Leonardo Aircraft’s international success with the C-27J, GD Mission Systems – Canada’s proven system integration experience

FWSAR History

Prior to the mid-1940’s, a formal SAR capability did not exist in Canada. Rescue efforts at the time occurred primarily as a result of vessels and aircraft reacting locally to incidents when required.

THE PHILOSOPHY OF SAR IN CANADA
  • The principles of Canadian SAR are prevention and response. The goal is to reduce and eliminate instances of distress through education, training, safe practices, regulatory measures and mandatory safety equipment. No matter how effective prevention efforts are, the total elimination of instances of distress is unachievable.
CANADA DIFFERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES
  • Canada is the world’s second largest nation in terms of land mass and has the world’s longest coastline, much of it within our Arctic Archipelago. Canada’s extensive 18,000,000 square km area of responsibility