Leonardo to Upgrade Canada’s Cormorant SAR Helicopter Fleet
The upgrade has been planned for a decade, but initially delayed on cost grounds, and will now expand the fleet in terms of both capability and numbers.
CH-149 Cormorant helicopter
Having served for two decades the CH-149 Cormorant is due a major upgrade. Adding three more helicopters to the fleet will allow a fourth main operating base to provide long-range and overwater SAR capabilities. (Photo: Leonardo)