Air Defence Systems program

With the acquisition of new and modernized equipment by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), maintaining existing and future RCAF fleets comes with a heavy financial and environmental burden. The Air Defence Systems (ADS) program aims to reduce the cost of RCAF operations while simultaneously minimizing their environmental footprint.

The ADS program offers access to technology development, demonstration and airworthiness certification facilities and expertise that will help to reduce fuel burn, CO2 emissions and the life-cycle costs of ongoing RCAF operations. The program will also transfer a selection of its program-developed technologies to market as a way to provide the civilian aerospace industry with cutting-edge tools and modern methodologies.

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To discuss your project or find out more about how we can support your business, contact:

Dean Flanagan, Client Relationship Leader
Telephone: 613-990-8319

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Targeted industries

Aerospace and Defence, Manufacturing and Sustainment

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