IMP Aerospace has delivered the first of three CP-140M Aurora fitted with an advanced Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) satellite communications system.

Approximately a month after removing it from service, IMP delivered the prototype CP-140M aircraft during a ceremony in Halifax that was attended by Lieutenant General Yvan Blondin, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as Colonel Ian Lightbody, Director Air Requirements, and Iain Huddleston, 14 Wing Commander.

IMP provided the installation design and modification of the IBLOS system, which will improved ISR capability by enabling secure high-speed data streaming from the aircraft via satellite in areas which are remote from familiar ground stations.

“IMP Aerospace has supported the CP-140 Aurora fleet since its entry into service with the RCAF and has engineered and installed numerous modifications and enhancements to the aircraft on behalf of the RCAF. I’m very pleased that this urgent requirement was completed on schedule and under budget to the RCAF and will provide them with enhanced operational capabilities,” said David Gossen, president of IMP Aerospace & Defence.