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Arcfield Canada Awarded $211.6M Contract for CF-18 Avionics In-Service Support

Photo Left to right; MPGeorge Chahal, Calgary Skyview,Alberta.  Mr. Jacques Comtois, VP of Canadian Operations at Arcfield Canada and Ms. Jyoti Gondek, Mayor of Calgary.

Arcfield Canada Corp., a leading provider of mission sustainment solutions for the aerospace and defence industry, has been awarded the CF-18 Avionics In-Service Support program by the Department of National Defence (DND). The award, which represents follow-on work for the company, has a firm 5-year period of performance and a total contract value of up to $211.6 million CAD.

In support of this work, Arcfield Canada assembled Team Northern Sentry—which includes Raytheon Canada, L3Harris Technologies, Palitronica and Terra Nova—to deliver a comprehensive sustainment solution and in-service support to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Under the contract, Team Northern Sentry will provide ongoing operation and maintenance of Canada’s CF-18 fighter fleet.

“We are honored to have been selected to continue our support to Canada’s CF-18 fighter aircraft,” stated Jacques Comtois, vice president of operations at Arcfield Canada. “Our proven track record in delivering operational readiness and industry-leading sustainment solutions, and the collective expertise of our team members, offers unparalleled support in maintaining fleet availability and ensure mission readiness of Canada’s CF-18 fleet until the aircraft’s anticipated retirement.”

Arcfield Canada hosted a special contract award ceremony at its Canadian headquarters in Calgary, Alberta on March 7, 2024. George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, visited Arcfield Canada in Calgary, Alberta to announce the important investment to support Canada’s fleet of CF-18 fighter jets. Dignitaries, members of DND and RCAF, partners, suppliers and local media were present to commemorate this significant achievement.

“This contract underscores Arcfield’s unwavering commitment to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman and CEO of Arcfield. “We are eager to continue this valuable partnership and uphold the highest standards in enhancing fleet availability to support Canada’s mission.”

For more than three decades, Arcfield Canada has served as the prime contractor for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support program, providing reliable and cost-effective in-service and integrated logistics support for the entire CF-18 avionics platform and its associated support equipment.

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