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.
Team Spartan’s offering proposes leveraging Leonardo Aircraft’s international success with the C-27J, GD Mission Systems – Canada’s proven system integration experience
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
DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS): DRS will draw from more than 50 years of experience in its role as the training system integrator for Team Spartan. As part of the acquisition team DRS will deliver a complete training suite including infrastructure, devices and courseware and will assume the role of training provider on the in-service support team, delivering all training for the FWSAR aircraft operators and maintainers. DRS will develop an end-to-end, made-in-Canada training solution for FWSAR.