Airbus Defence & Space has chosen Elta Systems to supply maritime patrol radars for the fleet of 16 C295s being acquired by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Selected under the Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue requirement, Elta is to provide its ELM-2022A radar for the programme.

Canada will use the C295s to replace six de Havilland Canada CC-155 Buffalos and 13 Lockheed Martin CC-130H Hercules at four bases spread across the country.

Deliveries under the $2.4 billion deal will run from 2019 until 2022.