Canada contracts Harris for CF-18 weapon support

Harris, a communications and information technology company, has been awarded a nine-year, $273m (£171m) services contract by the Canadian government for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support programme.  

The contract is for a six-year period, plus three additional option years, and will be in effect until the end of the CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft life expectancy in 2020.