DND TESTS CANADIAN-BUILT UAS AS SUB HUNTER
Scientists from the Department of National Defence Industrial Research Program will test a Canadian-designed and built Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for potential use in coastal defence. The Brican TD100 and its sensor payload will be assessed for its ability to detect submarines and other metal anomalies (such as ships or mines) beneath or on the water.
Such detection is currently carried out by sensors mounted on a manned Aurora aircraft or Canada’s RCAF helicopters. This is the first time that an unmanned vehicle manufactured in Canada will be tested in this role.
“I’m proud that our aircraft, designed and manufactured here in Brampton, might one day play a significant role in Canada’s coastal defence,” says Brican McLuckie, CEO of Brican Technologies.
Read the full article in SKIES Magazine April 16 2015