Below is the Original Article published by David Pugliese.
Representatives of Team Spartan, including Alenia Aermacchi director Roberto Leva and Ian McIntyre, training solutions specialist for DRS Technologies, recently announced the team’s plans to establish a FWSAR training centre at 19 Wing Comox as part of its bid for the Fixed Wing Search and Rescue project.
The team is offering the C-27J Spartan for the RCAF’s fixed wing search and rescue project. Bids are to be submitted by January.
|An industry mock-up for the C-27J Spartan in CAF SAR colors|
Team Spartan noted that the request for proposals pointed out that any of the CF bases used for fixed wing search and rescue could house the operational training unit. Team Spartan is still flexible – if need be -on where the training centre could go but it has been working towards the approach that it will be established at 19 Wing Comox.
Airbus Defence, which is offering Canada the C-295 for FWSAR, is also leaning in that direction.
|An industry mock-up for the C-295 in CAF SAR colors|