Discovery Air
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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. 

Airborne Services

Discovery Air Defence uses its fleet of aircraft to perform a variety of missions in support of the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force. The versatility of the Alpha Jet and the Westwind, plus the expertise of the DA Defence crews, allow us to provide the required aircraft configuration, flown on the correct profile, to ensure the training needs of the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces are being met. DA Defence and Discovery Air are committed to delivering these essential services to the Canadian Armed Forces.


Current Services Offered

  • Close Air Support Training
  • Anti Shipping Profile
  • Airborne Adversary Support
  • Aerial Target Towing
  • Combat Dart with Real Time Scoring Feedback
  • Sea Skimming Targets
  • Surface-to-Air Gunnery Targets
  • Electronic Warfare Training
  • All EW Training missions are conducted by highly professional crews consisting of a DA Defence Pilot and a DND Electronic Warfare Officer who is responsible for all pod operations.

Equipment used to provide this leading edge training

  • AN/AST 6 Radar Emission Simulation Set (RESS)
  • AN/ALQ 167 Electronic Countermeasures Set (ECM)
  • AN/ALQ 503 Electronic Warfare Jamming Pod
  • AN/ALE 503 Chaff Dispenser
  • AST 502 Threat Emissions Simulator (TES)
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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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