CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The Canadian government has awarded Harris Corp. a $273 million contract for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support program.
Under the contract with Harris Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary, Harris will provide repair and overhaul, engineering support, program management, life-cycle support, and obsolescence and material management services to support the avionics systems on the CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft.
Harris Canada has been a provider of avionics support to the CF-18 through progressive contracts, effectively delivering an OWSS program for more than 11 years.
"This all-inclusive aircraft maintenance OWSS contract showcases Harris' value proposition as a partner in the Canadian government's efforts to streamline military procurement and save money for its taxpayers," Harris IT Services President John Heller said.
The contract is for a six years, with three additional option years, meaning it will be in effect until the end of the CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft life expectancy in 2020.