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    Discovery Air Defence is committed to recruiting and retaining the best talent in aviation industry. By joining DA Defence you will have the opportunity to participate in a unique and dynamic environment focused on growth, entrepreneurship, innovation and teamwork.

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    We are committed to providing our customers with specialty aviation solutions whenever and wherever they are required. Our pilots, maintainers, logisticians and administrators operate with precision and pride in some of the most challenging environments in the world.

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    Discovery Air Defence is the prime supplier of Airborne Training services to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force. 


A-4 Skyhawk vs. Eurofighters: DA Defence over German skies

July 2016 - A-4 Skyhawk vs. Eurofighters: DA Defence over German skies....

A dedication to all the service men and women - past, present and future

November 22, 2013 - All of our fighter pilots at Discovery Air Defence have served in the Canadian Air Force. Today, we remember their past efforts and thank them for their continuing contribution, as they mentor the Air Force pilots of tomorrow...

Discovery Air Defence Takes Off

June 20, 2011 - Two of Discovery Air Defence's newly painted Alpha Jets take off on a flight between Trois-Rivieres and Bagotville. Video credit: Philippe Palard.

Red Air

January 10, 2011 - Truth Duty Valour Episode 409 Exercise Maple Flag - War Games in the Sky - this segment explains the role of Red Air. To see the full episode, go to

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    Discovery Air Defence is committed to being the premier provider of cost effective aviation solutions to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Government of Canada.

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    Discovery Air Defence is part of the Discovery Air family, which has a wealth of technical expertise in its subsidiaries, ranging from Fixed-wing to Rotary-wing for both Civil and Military products.

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    Discovery Air Defence operates a fleet of modified Alpha Jet aircraft in the airborne training services role. All Alpha Jet aircraft have been upgraded with state-of-the-art Martin Baker ejection seats and Dassault Canopy Escape systems.

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    Discovery Air Defence operates IAI Westwind 1124 aircraft, all special mission configured, to provide high-quality real-time training. The Westwinds have been modified with under-winged hard points, pylons and an internal winch to support Target Tow and Electronic Warfare missions. Top Discovery Air Defence's fleet of Westwinds stands ready to meet the demand for quality special mission combat support.


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