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L3Harris Delivers Integrated King Air 350ER ISR Aircraft to Canadian Armed Forces

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L3Harris Delivers Integrated King Air 350ER ISR Aircraft to Canadian Armed Forces

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L3Harris Delivers Integrated King Air 350ER ISR Aircraft to Canadian Armed Forces
L3Harris Delivers Integrated King Air 350ER ISR Aircraft to Canadian Armed Forces

L3Harris delivers three integrated King Air 350ER ISR aircraft to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) specially modified to enhance Canada’s intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. The aircraft, modified at L3Harris’ Greenville, Texas aircraft integration center, were delivered as part of the Canadian manned airborne ISR (MAISR) project. MAISR, a Foreign Military Sale coordinated under the U.S. Army’s Fixed Wing Project Office, will provide the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) with three rapidly deployable ISR aircraft for increased security and enhanced mission effectiveness.

“These deliveries represent another milestone in our commitment to helping create a safer world and more secure future. We’re pleased to collaborate with the U.S. Army to enhance ISR mission capabilities for our Canadian allies,” said Jason Lambert, President, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.

Susan Harper, Consul General of Canada in Dallas, Texas, visits with the L3Harris Canadian Manned Airborne ISR (MAISR) team and U.S. Army Fixed Wing representatives to celebrate delivery of the third MAISR aircraft for Canadian Armed Forces.
Susan Harper, Consul General of Canada in Dallas, Texas, visits with the L3Harris Canadian Manned Airborne ISR (MAISR) team and U.S. Army Fixed Wing representatives to celebrate delivery of the third MAISR aircraft for Canadian Armed Forces.(Photo by L3Harris)

“At a time when defence and security needs are changing faster than ever, Canada and the United States are investing in each other to keep us strong at home, secure in North America, and engaged in the world. This state-of-the-art aircraft is a shining example of our dedication to ensuring our militaries have what they need to defend our homelands. And we made it together. Built in Greenville, Texas with an airframe from Kansas, an engine from Quebec, and systems from Tennessee, Iowa and Texas, the CE-145C Vigilance aircraft provides enhanced situational awareness and decision making for our countries’ leadership during critical operations. Canada and the U.S. enjoy unprecedented interoperability – a strategic choice that enriches both countries’ defence, security, and economic frameworks,” said Consul General of Canada Susan Harper.

The CE-145C Vigilance brings new capability for Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, which requires an aircraft to be capable of promptly achieving tactical, operational and strategic effects on operations. MAISR will provide a readily available, mission-tailored and sustainable manned airborne ISR capability to meet this mandate and enhance the CAF airborne ISR capabilities. Authorized by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program is a mechanism for facilitating responsible arms sales that strengthen bilateral defense relations and enhance interoperability between U.S. forces and foreign military partners.

L3Harris delivers platform modernization and fielding solutions to meet the ever-increasing complexities of ISR collection, with more than 70 years of experience designing mission-tailored solutions on platforms of all sizes. L3Harris Technologies, Inc. is an American technology company, defense contractor, and information technology services provider that produces command and control systems and products, wireless equipment, tactical radios, avionics and electronic systems, night vision equipment, and both terrestrial and spaceborne antennas for use in the government, defense, and commercial sectors.

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