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.
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.
Discovery Air Defence is the prime supplier of Airborne Training services to the Canadian Army, Navy and Air Force.
Dornier Alpha Jet
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. The Alpha Jets have also been equipped with a modernized IFR and Tactical Navigation avionics suite to provide maximum safety for the aircrew and maximum operational flexibility to the customer. The aircraft is capable of flying combat training sorties from the surface to high altitude at near supersonic speeds.
Typical Alpha Jet MissionsDay and night Joint Tactical Air Controller (JTAC) training;
Adversary Support and Anti-Shipping Attack Training for Naval Forces;
“Red Air” Adversary Support for Fighter Forces, including large-scale coalition air exercises;
Air-to-Air Gunnery Target Tow; both circular and combat dart missions for Fighter Forces;
Electronic Warfare Training for Naval and Fighter `Forces.
- Number of Aircraft: 16
- Minimum Flight Crew: 1
- Maximum Take Off Weight: 16,535 lbs.
- Normal: 13,220 - 14,330 lbs.
- Maximum Landing Weight: 11,680 lbs.
- Length: 40 ft.
- Wingspan: 30 ft.
- Height: 13 ft.
- Fuel Capability: 704 US gal
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.
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.
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.
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.