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In-Service Support


The CC-130J upgrade will ensure compatibility with the future European and North American airspace requirements.


The Global Implementation Plan of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for the Future of Air Navigation (FANS) mandates specific equipment in order to fly in much of the airspace where the CC-130J operates. To comply with the Global Implementation Plan, the CC-130J requires Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS- B) and Future Air Navigation System 1A (FANS-1/A). ADS-B is a global surveillance technology for tracking aircraft that will be required equipment by 2017 in the European Union airspace and 2020 to operate in North America. FANS-1/A are avionics that provide direct data link communication between the pilot and the air traffic controller to include air traffic control clearances, pilot requests and position reporting. Air Traffic Oceanic Services require FANS-1/A for North Atlantic oceanic travel by 2018. This will ensure the Royal Canadian Air Force CC-130J is able to transit at optimum altitudes and routings, both in peacetime and in expeditionary operations.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Definition Approval
  • 2018
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Air Requirements
Phone: 613-944-3293

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