Aurora Incremental Modernization Project
The CP-140 Aurora is the Canadian Forces strategic maritime surveillance aircraft. The Aurora Incremental Modernization Program (AIMP) is a Canadian Department of National Defence project to update the Aurora’s entire suite of mission avionics, including navigation, communications, mission computer and sensors and provide it with multi-role capabilities for future operations.
General Dynamics Canada was the prime supplier for the modifications to the three initial upgraded Aurora aircraft and the installation design. It is the prime integrator of the mission sensors and systems for the program. And it is providing integrated hardware and software systems that enable capabilities in a variety of roles for the aircraft, including search and rescue and airborne command and control.
Mission system integration is managed by the General Dynamics Canada Tactical Integrated Sensor Information System (TISIS). This system enables the aircraft to collect and present integrated tactical situational awareness data gathered by the new radar, electro-optics, electronic support measures, acoustics and magnetic anomaly detector systems. It delivers information to on-board operators through an easily configured and managed digital map display. Integrated with surveillance systems, it enables surface and sub-surface maritime, overland and littoral surveillance operations.
General Dynamics Canada is also providing ground support equipment, including a software integration lab, pre- and post-mission analysis tools, and training facilities, as well as long-term in-service support (ISS).