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Cascade Aerospace wins C-130 avionics contract with RCAF

Cascade will develop operating plans for the program management and support of C-130 avionics repair and overhaul


April 16, 2013
by PurchasingB2B Staff

ABBOTSFORD, BC—Cascade Aerospace, an operating unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, has been awarded a multi-year contract by the Canadian government for the Optimized Weapon System Support (OWSS) of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF’s) legacy C-130 Hercules avionics system. The company said that this complements the services Cascade provides as Canada’s C-130 Primary Air Vehicle Optimized Weapons Systems Manager (PAV OWSM), including the in-service support, fleet management, aircraft modification, engineering, maintenance, and repair and overhaul of Canada’s legacy model C-130 fleet. Cascade also provides in-service support services for Canada’s C-130J fleet under a 20-year contract with Lockheed Martin.

“Winning this avionics Optimized Weapons System Support contract expands the already holistic support Cascade provides to Canada,” said Justin Currie, Cascade’s executive VP COO. “The anticipated synergies with our existing Primary Air Vehicle OWSM contract will further enhance Canada’s operational output, reduce overall costs and allow for more effective decision making.”

Through the contract, Cascade will develop operating plans for the program management and support of C-130 avionics repair and overhaul, and provide software support, configuration management, supply chain management strategies and the management of thousands of avionics-related consumable items.