Military Embedded Systems

King Air 350ER ISR aircraft requested in $300 million FMS


October 05, 2018

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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WASHINGTON. Officials at the State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Canada for three King Air 350ER (extended range) aircraft with customer unique post-modifications for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations. Total estimated program cost is $300 million.

The proposed FMS requests three King Air 350ER aircraft and includes:

  • Three WESCAM MX-15D Electro-Optical & Infrared Imaging Sensors;
  • Three AN/AAR-47B(V)2 Missile and Laser Warning System (MWS);
  • Three AN/ALE-47 Countermeasure Dispenser Systems (CMDS);
  • Three VORTEX Dual RF Ku LOS Transceivers;
  • Three COMSEC Modules (KGV-135A);
  • Two APM-424(V)5 Transponder Test Sets;
  • Five KIV-77 Mode 4/5 crypto applique computers for IFF;
  • Three AN/APX-119 IFF Digital Civil and Military Transponders;
  • Six ARC-210 Multi-mode Voice and Data Transceivers;
  • Three KG-250X NSA-Certified Type 1 Inline Network Encryptors (INE)

The sale also calls for technical data; mission equipment, communication and navigation equipment, special tools and test equipment, ground support equipment, airframe and engine spare parts, publications, MWO/ECPs, technical assistance, repair and return, training; and transportation of aircraft, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The principal contractor will be Beechcraft (Textron Aviation), Wichita, Kansas. The Government of Canada is expected to negotiate an offset agreement in accordance with Canada's Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) Policy.


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