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L3Haris to missionize three King Airs for Canadian special forces

Canadian King Air 350ER special operations aircraft
Rendering of a Canadian King Air 350ER Photo: L3Harris

L3Harris Technologies announced it has been awarded a contract to missionize three new King Air 350ER aircraft for the Canadian special operations forces command.

The King Air’s are being acquired as part of Canada’s manned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (CMAISR) project that aims to provide a rapidly deployable, airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.

The aircraft will feature a suite of L3Harris systems, including full-motion video sensors, a mission management system and communication datalinks. The capability upgrades offer increased threat indications and warning, as well as high-accuracy target detection and location.

Modification will include sensors integration, secure communications and navigation systems, as well as 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.

L3Harris is starting work on the aircraft after they were bought by Canada from the US in 2019. Canada expects to receive and fully integrate the aircraft in 2022. They will be located at Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario.

“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,” said Sean Stackley, President, Integrated Mission Systems, L3Harris.