L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) to upgrade three new King Air 350ER aircraft for the Canadian manned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (CMAISR) project. The work will be managed by the U.S. Army, Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation, Fixed Wing Project Office as a Foreign Military Sale.
The CMAISR project will provide the DND with a rapidly deployable ISR capability for its deployed operations, ensuring an innovative, flexible and interoperable force. The King Air 350ER aircraft will be equipped with a suite of L3Harris systems, including full-motion video sensors, a mission management system and communication datalinks. These upgrades will provide increased threat indications and warning, as well as high-accuracy target detection and location.
The scope of the work will include sensor integration, installation of secure communications and navigation systems, and pilot, operator and maintenance training. L3Harris will complete the modifications at its facility in Greenville, Texas, supported by the company’s facility in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada.
Sean Stackley, President of Integrated Mission Systems at L3Harris, commented: “Our L3Harris team is ready to combine our ISR, missionization and modification solutions to deliver a system that will enhance the capabilities and security of Canada and its allies. L3Harris has the distinction of successfully delivering more certified, special mission King Airs on-time and on-budget than any other contractor in the world, and we look forward to maintaining that tradition.”