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Australian air force awards contract to Ottawa company

April 13, 2009, Ottawa - Calian Technologies Ltd. has received a multi-year contract to provide professional, technical, and administrative support to the Royal Australian Air Force.


April 13, 2009
By The Canadian Press

April 13, 2009, Ottawa – Calian Technologies Ltd. has received a multi-year contract to provide professional, technical, and administrative support to the Royal Australian Air Force.
The base contract is worth $6 million over five years but could be worth over $8 million if all options are exercised.

The contract could also be extended by a further five years, for a total of $18 million over the 10-year period, Calian said Monday.

Calian will provide financial and administrative support, logistical analysis and systems engineering support for both the existing RAAF FA-18 as well as the new FA-18 Super Hornet procurement.

The company’s business and technology services division provides highly skilled personnel to clients, while its system engineering division plans, designs and implements solutions for many space agencies.

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In addition to the Australian contract, Calian’s system engineering division has been awarded a 15-year contract to support a customer’s next-generation mobile satellite program.

Calian shares closed Monday at $14.35, up 20 cents.