DAG 2016 CANSOFCOM Services

ARCHIVED - Air and Aviation Systems Portfolio

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Within CANSOFCOM there are integral air systems (CH146 Griffon helicopters attached to 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron), however interoperability with other non-integral air systems (such as Royal Canadian Air Force platforms) are of interest. To permit the rapid exploitation of emerging technologies, we engage with industry to assist in the upgrade of sensors or systems to enable SOF interoperability.

Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Sensors

Technologies and sensors should allow the rapid survey of the battlespace and integration of surveillance systems. From the air, technologies that provide wide-area surveillance incorporating a suite of sensor technologies to identify targets through foliage, thick vegetation, built-up areas or triple canopy. The systems should also be capable of long-duration surveillance that can rapidly disseminate operational information to key elements on the battlefield to support the dynamic SOF mission set.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Small to tactical level unmanned aerial vehicle / unmanned aerial systems (UAV/UAS) with modular payloads should be capable of integrating surveillance capabilities with encrypted digital data link. UAV/UAS technology that is capable of producing lightweight systems with good range and persistence.

Line-of-Sight and Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications

Communication technology capable of integrating with existing avionic systems should provide secure data links to ground forces or other aircraft. Solutions may include satellite communications systems for voice and/or high-bandwidth data transmission.

Self Defence weapons

High rate of fire, lightweight self-defence weapons for aviation platforms are of interest. Innovative solutions should provide effective and innovative solutions for self-protection of aviation and air assets.

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