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Alenia, GD, DRS Team on Canadian Aircraft Program

May. 28, 2013 - 11:00AM   |  
By TOM KINGTON   |   Comments
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ROME — Alenia Aermacchi has signed a partnership deal with General Dynamics Canada and DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. to compete the C-27J tactical transport aircraft in the Royal Canadian Air Force’s pending fixed-wing search-and-rescue replacement program.

Alenia Aermacchi will act as prime contractor and provide the green aircraft as well as engineering support and avionics, the firm said in a statement.

The aircraft will be modified and supported by General Dynamics Canada, which will install sensors for rescue missions. DRS TCL will provide long-term training support.

Alenia Aermacchi is a unit of Italy’s Finmeccanica, which owns the US firm DRS Technologies.

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