Advocacy / Member News
June 14, 2021

Peraton Awarded $50M Contract Extension For CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support

CALGARY, Alberta – May 17, 2021 – Peraton, a leading provider to aerospace and defence, has been awarded a $50 million, one-year contract extension by the Canadian Government for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support program.

As the prime contractor, Peraton provides comprehensive in-service and integrated logistics support for the full suite of fighter aircraft avionics and associated test equipment for the CF-18 fleet. Peraton is an industry leader in avionics sustainment, complete life-cycle management, and engineering support services, including software and hardware development, supply chain management, maintenance, repair, and overhaul of avionics systems.

“With a total lifetime contract value now surpassing $396 million, this contract extension further solidifies Peraton’s continued support to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Greg Nelson, Acting Director, Peraton Canada. “We look forward to continuing this valuable partnership and delivering the highest standards in maximizing fleet availability in support of Canada’s mission.”

For more than 35 years—the last 20 years as Prime—Peraton has been a dedicated partner to the Canadian Armed Forces and Royal Canadian Air Force, supporting Canada’s fighter fleet. Peraton’s performance-based logistics expertise is designed to optimize program performance and can be replicated across any defence platform.

“Peraton is trusted by the Canadian Armed Forces to deliver reliable, repeatable and operational in-service support for mission-critical environments,” said Mark Thompson, Vice President and General Manager, Mission Support Business Unit. “We are proud to be the prime contractor for the sustainment services of avionic systems, electronic warfare, and automatic test equipment on the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 fighter fleet.”

The CF-18 fighter aircraft has life expectancy projections through 2032. Canada plans to begin replacing the aging fleet with new advanced fighter jets under the Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP), with an expected initial article delivery date of 2025. Peraton is a partner on multiple FFCP bids.

For the fourth consecutive year, Peraton has been named to Canada’s Top 100 Defence Companies list, ranking 24th for the 2020 review period. Peraton’s movement upward in the ranks signifies the company’s ongoing commitment to advancing the mission of its customers in Canadian defence. Canada’s Top 100 Defence Companies is provided by Canadian Defence Review, Canada’s leading defence and military journal.


About Peraton Canada

Peraton’s Canadian operations provides innovative, reliable mission sustainment solutions to support next-generation cooperative military advancement in the defence and aerospace industry. For over 35 years Peraton has been a trusted partner to the Canadian Armed Forces, supplying world-class in-service and integrated logistics support through its expertise in supply chain management, maintenance and repair, and engineering solutions. Peraton is Canada’s only prime contractor for complete avionics, electronic warfare, and automated test equipment sustainment on a fighter platform. Peraton’s Canadian operations are headquartered in Calgary, AB with corporate operations headquartered in Herndon, VA. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, state and local markets. Every day, our 22,000 employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn more.


Media Contacts:
Deborah Lovegrove
Canadian Manager, Marketing and Media
Peraton Canada


Brian Wagner
Senior Director, Strategic Communications


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