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DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada

Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:15 am

http://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/ca ... llance-and

Basically, 3 King Air 350ER's with modifications for ISR. The sensor and avionics suite as listed are:
3 Wescam MX-15D EO/IR sensors;
3 AN/AAR-47B(V)2 Missile and Laser Warning Systems;
3 AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Systems;
3 VORTEX Dual RF Ku LOS Transceivers;
3 COMSEC Modules (KGV-135A);
2 APM-424(V)5 Transponder Test Sets;
5 KIV-77 Mode 4/5 crypto applique computers for IFF;
3 AN/APX-119 IFF Digital Civil and Military Transponders;
6 ARC-210 Multi-mode Voice and Data Transceivers;
and 3 KG-250X NSA-Certified Type 1 Inline Network Encryptors

Estimated value of the contract is $300 million USD, which includes support. Previous reporting indicates that these 3 aircraft are meant for Special Forces ISR, supporting CANSOFCOM.
 
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Re: DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada

Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:41 am

Hey guys,
With Kuwait and Costa Rica also ordering some form of ISR King Airs recently, the King Air is absolutely killing it!
Cheers
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Re: DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada

Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:57 am

Hey guys,
With Kuwait and Costa Rica also ordering some form of ISR King Airs recently, the King Air is obviously the frame of choice in this mission set. Impressive for such an 'old' but well-developed and continuously improved plane!
Cheers
Bunumuring
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Re: DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada

Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:59 am

Insane that 3 aircraft worth $24 million USD can balloon to $300 Million USD with added tech/surveillance equipment.
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Re: DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada

Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:31 pm

flyingsikh wrote:
Insane that 3 aircraft worth $24 million USD can balloon to $300 Million USD with added tech/surveillance equipment.


Such is the skill of modern defense procurement. :duck:
 
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Re: DSCA Notification of Sale of 3 King Air ISR Aircraft to Canada

Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:57 pm

flyingsikh wrote:
Insane that 3 aircraft worth $24 million USD can balloon to $300 Million USD with added tech/surveillance equipment.

Entirely off topic, but nice profile picture. That's my great-grandad in the middle.

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