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L3Harris Delivers the First Aircraft of the Hornet Extension Project

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Integrated Mission Systems
Aug 2, 2023 | 2 MINUTE Read

The HEP will impact up to 89 CF-188s and will help ensure Canada’s CF-188 Hornet fleet is able to meet operational commitments, including to the North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), until the incoming F-35 next-generation fighter aircraft becomes fully operational in 2032.

For over 35 years, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) has trusted L3Harris to provide industry-leading in-service support expertise for the sustainment of its fighter aircraft fleet. This includes significant structural life-extension and systems modernization work that has ensured Canada’s fighter fleet remains operationally relevant while extending the value of Canada’s investment in the platform. L3Harris also provides sustainment services on many of Canada’s vital aircraft fleets, such as the CC-150 Polaris; CP-140 Aurora; CH-148 Cyclone; CH-147F Chinook; CT-114 Tutor (Snowbirds) and now the incoming CC-330 fleet, as part of the Canadian government’s Strategic Tanker Transport Capability project.

As a world leader in developing and implementing fighter structural modifications and life-extension solutions, L3Harris has also successfully completed major depot-level programs for the Royal Australian Air Force and the U.S. Navy, as well as provided valuable support to other fighter users, including the Swiss Air Force, the Finnish Air Force and NASA.

"L3Harris is Canada’s only fighter aircraft center of excellence," said Ugo Paniconi, General Manager, L3Harris. "This contract is a testament to our ongoing performance and commitment to our customers’ mission. For over three decades, we have proudly maintained Canada’s only fighter aircraft fleet and we look forward to the opportunity of continuing our rich legacy of ISS on Canada’s future F-35 fleet."

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