General Dynamics Canada Completes Delivery of Advanced Airborne Acoustic Processing System on CP-140 Aurora

General Dynamics Canada Completes Delivery of Advanced Airborne Acoustic 
Processing System on CP-140 Aurora 
The ability to locate and track underwater threats has been operationally 
validated during recent exercises. 
OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Advanced, high-performance airborne 
acoustic processing is now fully operational on Canada's CP-140 Aurora 
aircraft with the final delivery and operational validation of the Modular VME 
Acoustic Signal Processor (MVASP). 
General Dynamics Canada, a premier provider of defence electronic systems and 
a leading systems integrator of complete command, control, communication, 
computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions, 
has delivered the MVASP as part of the Aurora Incremental Modernization 
Project (AIMP).  The AIMP is the mid-life upgrade of the Aurora aircraft 
operated by the Canadian Department of National Defence for surface and 
undersea surveillance roles.  The MVASP is the primary underwater detection 
system on the aircraft and is used to locate and track underwater threats. 
These capabilities were validated in several national and international 
exercises this year. 
"As the primary sensor for underwater ISR on the Aurora, the MVASP leverages 
the latest innovations in parallel processing to provide enhanced detection 
and localization of underwater targets," said Peter Giles, product manager for 
underwater ISR at General Dynamics Canada.  "Its advanced capabilities have 
been engineered to allow operators on fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft to find 
a target quickly and hold it for as long as necessary.  This improves mission 
effectiveness by enabling more accurate underwater target analysis and 
In April, the MVASP system was employed on Aurora aircraft as part of Exercise 
Joint Warrior, a two-week exercise held twice each year by forces from the 
United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, Norway, France, Germany, the 
Netherlands and Canada.  The system's capabilities were again demonstrated in 
August when Aurora aircraft took part in Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 
2012, the world's largest international maritime warfare exercise held 
biennially by the United States with Australia, New Zealand, the United 
Kingdom, Canada and other Pacific Rim nations. 
The MVASP provides concurrent acoustic processing for up to 32 sonobuoys. It 
can process information from any sonobuoy in fleet use today and is designed 
to support any mix of analog, digital, passive or active acoustic data.  The 
MVASP features an intuitive operator interface and advanced tools that reduce 
operator workload while increasing situational awareness. 
The intuitive energy map allows operators to quickly detect, localize and 
track the source of acoustic energy on a tactical display.  Long detection 
ranges capable with the system enable operators to detect potential threats 
over greater distances.  In addition, the embedded trainer makes it easier for 
operators to build their expertise with the system's features and functions 
and improve their skills when it is not being used for missions. 
General Dynamics Canada is part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business 
unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).  For information about General Dynamics 
Canada please go to 
Media: Tara Meinhardt, General Dynamics Canada, +1-403-295-5025; Investors: 
Amy Gilliland, General Dynamics, +1-703-876-3748 
SOURCE: General Dynamics Canada 
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