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Department of National Defense F404 Project

Afterburning Turbofan engine by General Electric

The Canadian Department of National Defence upgraded their two F404 test cells (Bagotville and Cold Lake) to the latest standard provided by Yanos Aerospace Inc. This included the addition of a new throttle system and an upgraded vibration system, as well as the standard instrumentation system upgrade.


The first phase of the project was to incorporate an initial installation due to the fact that the original system was unserviceable and spares were no longer available. The initial installation was testing engines 6 weeks after receipt of order and both test cells were completely upgraded within 8 months including instrumentation, wiring, sensors, and computers.  The system implemented was identical to the Royal Australian Airforce F404 upgrade.


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