CAE has been awarded a one-year Cnd $18-million contract extension by Bombardier Aerospace Defense Services to continue providing avionics upgrades, integrated logistics support and data management services for the CF-18 aircraft.
Bombardier Aerospace Defense Services is acting as the prime contractor with the Canadian Department of National Defence for the CF-18.
‘By upgrading and integrating new software and systems in the aircraft, we play a key role in the mission effectiveness of the CF-18 aircraft,’ said Donald W. Campbell, group president, military simulation and training, CAE. ‘In the future, we also hope to use our core simulation and training experience and technology leadership to help deliver the essential readiness required by CF-18 pilots.’
As part of this contract, CAE will modify avionics software for the CF-18 fleet as well as ground-based test facilities and simulators to test new software systems prior to implementation.
CAE will provide logistics support for the fleet, including development of the data management system that is used to track all maintenance and support of each aircraft.