Discovery Air

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)