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May 29, 2012
Alenia Aermacchi, General Dynamics Canada, Provincial Aerospace, and DRS
Ottawa, Canada – May 29, 2012 – Alenia Aermacchi, Alenia Aermacchi North America and
Canada, General Dynamics Canada, Provincial Aerospace, and DRS Canada today announced
the signing of a Letter of Intent to partner on a proposal for a Canadian Fixed Wing Search and
Rescue (FWSAR) solution. The companies are finalizing the terms and conditions of the
partnership and will work towards a more definitive agreement in the coming months.
The partnership is being formed in response to the Department of National Defence (DND) plan
to acquire a new FWSAR capability to replace the aging fleet of FWSAR aircraft. Selection of the
new capability will be conducted through a competitive process, with a draft Request for
Proposal (RFP) expected in the fall of 2012, and contractor selection projected for 2014.
Alenia Aermacchi’s C-27J Spartan is the most capable, cost effective, and uncompromising
search and rescue aircraft available today. Canada’s requirements make the C-27J the perfect
fit for their FWSAR needs. The aircraft can operate in harsh environments and across vast
terrains and can provide the speed necessary to reach those in need quickly. View full releae....
Canada C-J27 Brochure
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