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Canada's SAR procurement finally begins

5th June 2013 - 12:28 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Brighton


Canada is preparing to solicit bids for its long-awaited Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) project, which could provide an opening for the V-22 tiltrotor.

The government is looking for a new fleet of aircraft to replace its DHC-5 Buffalos and CC-130 Hercules on SAR duties across its area of responsibility (AoR) – at 18 million sq km Canada’s AoR is the largest in the world.

Several companies are expected to bid on the FWSAR project, including Airbus Military with the C-295; a team led by Alenia Aermacchi with the C-27J; Lockheed Martin with the C-130J and Viking Air with

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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