L-3 MAS has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide avionics upgrade kits for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 early Lot C aircraft. The F/A-18C+ upgrade kit will provide the Navy with parts required to modernize a portion of its legacy fleet to ensure it maintains its operational viability to meet ongoing strike fighter commitments.
The contract calls for 28 kits. The work is being contracted through the Canadian Commercial Corporation, the Government of Canada’s international government-to-government contracting organization.
“We are honored to be selected by the U.S. Navy to provide these critical kits to enhance the operational readiness of its strike fighter fleet,” said Jacques Comtois, vice-president and general manager of L-3 MAS. “This contract will leverage the experience we have gained in successfully conducting the non-recurring engineering for this C+ modification and providing the kits for validation and verification, as well as for similar work done on international F/A-18 fleets.”