The Department of National Defence has awarded Arcfield Canada Corp., a fully owned subsidiary of Arcfield, a $50 million, two-year contract extension. This extension will allow Arcfield Canada to provide support services for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) CF-18 Avionics (AVS) Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) program.

A key partner of the Canadian Armed forces for 35 years, Arcfield Canada will continue to support the CF-18’s avionics suite and provide associated support equipment up until late March 2024. Leading avionics sustainment, Arcfield Canada administers complete lifecycle management, engineering support services, supply chain management, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul of avionics systems for the RCAF. Arcfield Canada has completed more than 70,000 repairs on the CF-18’s avionics suite to date.

“We are pleased that the Department of National Defence and the RCAF has trusted Arcfield to continue its service for the CF-18 aircraft,” commented Arcfield Canada’s Jacques Comtois, Director of Canadian Operations. “For 35 years, [we have] been a dedicated and valued partner to the Canadian Armed Forces supporting Canada’s fighter fleet, and we look forward to continuing that partnership through this contract.”

For more than 30 years, Arcfield Canada Corp. has been the prime contractor on the CF-18 AVS OWSS program, providing RCAF personnel with in-service and integrated logistics support for the CF-18 fighter aircraft. “This extension is a testament to the expertise and value we have provided on the OWSS program over the last several decades. As a company that is built on a foundation of always putting our customers’ missions first, we are honoured to continue this mission-critical work for the Department of National Defence,” added Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Arcfield.

In addition to the contract extension, the company has received a new $28-million, two-year task order to upgrade the CF-18 fleet, coupled with a new two-way data link capability.