Canada contracts Harris for F-18 support

Oct. 18, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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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.

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