ABBOTSFORD, BC, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - Cascade Aerospace, an operating unit of IMP Aerospace & Defence, is pleased to announce it 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. This complements the services Cascade provides as Canada's C-130 Primary Air Vehicle Optimized Weapons Systems Manager (PAV OWSM), which includes 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 (OWSS) contract expands the already holistic support Cascade provides to Canada. 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," says Justin Currie, Cascade's Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. "It brings us closer to the original vision of the OWSS long-term, performance-based contract model," he added.
Under this latest 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.
Cascade is a leading Canadian aerospace and defence contractor with over 650 skilled professionals supporting military and civilian aircraft programs. Headquartered in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Cascade also has operations in Trenton and Ottawa, Ontario. Cascade Aerospace is a Lockheed Martin authorized C-130 Service Center and one of only two Lockheed Martin authorized C-130J Heavy Maintenance Centers in the world.
Cascade Aerospace was recently acquired by IMP Group, a Halifax-based company focused on global sustainable growth, and with over 4,400 experienced people delivering service, quality and value to customers across diverse sectors, such as aerospace, aviation, airline, healthcare, information technology, hospitality, and property development.
SOURCE: Cascade Aerospace Inc.
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