L-3 Communications has been awarded a contract from Canada to provide complete in-service support (ISS) services for the country’s fleet of CC-150 aircraft.
The five-year contract, with two five-year option periods, has a total potential value of $669 million.
The CC-150 Polaris fleet, which is based on the Airbus A310 platform, is used by Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) for such high-profile missions as VIP transportation and strategic air-to-air refueling, as well as passenger, freight and medical evacuation transportation.
As the prime contractor, L-3 MAS is responsible for overall program management, materiel management, engineering support, flightline maintenance, heavy maintenance, and component maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
“We are honored to be selected by the Canadian government to continue supporting the CC-150 Polaris fleet and its strategically important mission,” said John McNellis, president of L-3’s Integrated Systems Group. “This award is very significant to L-3, as we continue to expand our platform and logistics solutions capabilities internationally. It also provides additional diversity to our impressive Canadian military ISS business base, which already includes fighters, trainers and helicopters.”
L-3 MAS has been the incumbent on this program since being awarded the CC-150 Interim ISS contract in June 2012.