In a recent development, Arcfield Canada Corp., renowned for its prowess in delivering top-notch solutions for aerospace and defence, was awarded the coveted CF-18 Avionics In-Service Support program by the Department of National Defence (DND). This contract, marking a continuation of Arcfield’s successful endeavors, spans a solid five-year term and boasts a substantial total value reaching up to $211.6 million CAD.

Pooling their expertise, Arcfield Canada rallied together Team Northern Sentry, a consortium comprising esteemed entities like Raytheon Canada, L3Harris Technologies, Palitronica, and Terranova. Their collective mission? To furnish a comprehensive sustainment solution and steadfast in-service support to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), ensuring the seamless operation and upkeep 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 gala contract award ceremony at its headquarters in the heart of Calgary, Alberta, on March 7, 2024. George Chahal, Member of Parliament for Calgary Skyview, was in attendance, underscoring the significance of this investment in bolstering Canada’s CF-18 fighter jet fleet. Attendees, ranging from dignitaries and representatives from the DND and RCAF to partners, suppliers, and local media, converged to commemorate this monumental 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.”

Arcfield Canada’s legacy spans over thirty years, with the company serving as the linchpin for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support program. Their steadfast commitment has translated into reliable and cost-efficient in-service and integrated logistics support, ensuring the optimal functioning of the entire CF-18 avionics platform and its accompanying support equipment.