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Cascade Aerospace wins key RCAF contract

April 16, 2013, Abbotsford, B.C. - Cascade Aerospace 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.


April 16, 2013
By Carey Fredericks

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.