By David Pugliese
The Canadian government announced February 8 that two contracts were awarded to Weatherhaven Global Resources Ltd., of Coquitlam, British Columbia for the acquisition of new tactical tent-based shelter systems.
The total value of both contracts is approximately $168-million. The first contract involves the acquisition and delivery of 1,435 shelter systems, and the second contract is for maintenance and support services for the first five years.
The contracts also include options to procure an additional 338 shelters, and to extend the maintenance and support services by four additional five-year options, according to a news release issued by the Canadian government.
The Headquarters Shelter Systems will replace up to 80 per cent of the Canadian military’s Tent Expandable Modular System structures, which were initially designed and purchased in the 1970s. The remaining equipment will be used for accommodation purposes or to support other unit tasks, the government noted. The new tent-based shelter systems have a flexible configuration that can be used for everything from headquarters or command posts, to accommodations and medical facilities, it added.
DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. has announced that Martin Munro has been named as Vice President and General Manager of its operations in Canada. Munro replaces Steve Zuber, who retired at the end of 2016.
Munro has been with DRS since January 2016 and served as its Vice President for Business Development and Strategy prior to being named to this position, the company noted in a news release.
During his time in that role, Munro led several successful government and commercial captures for the company, DRS added. “His leadership has helped position the company as a recognized leader in naval communications programs in Canada and around the world,” the firm noted.
Munro has held executive positions with Lockheed Martin, Allen Vanguard and Cubic Field Services Canada prior to his current role.
L-3 WESCAM has been awarded a number of contracts for its electro-optical/infrared turrets. The orders will provide a range of MX-Series electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to global customers operating in the airborne and maritime domains, the firm noted in a news release. Key contracts include systems for the Royal Thai Navy, United States Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Magellan Aerospace announced February 3 that it had received a contract award from Public Services and Procurement Canada for engine repair and overhaul (R&O) and fleet management services on the F404 engine.
The engine powers Canada’s fleet of CF-188 Hornet aircraft. The contract commenced in January 2017 and work will be carried out until the terms expire at the end of March 2021.
A preliminary funding amount of $45-million has been approved to launch the multi-year agreement, the firm noted. The contract includes options to extend the duration of the agreement beyond 2021, based on performance.
Magellan will service the F404 engines at its facility in Mississauga, Ontario and at Royal Canadian Air Force bases located in Bagotville, Quebec and Cold Lake, Alberta.
Magellan will provide R&O services, engineering and field support services, technical and publication management services, and supply chain management services for the F404 GE-400 engines and CF-18A/B secondary power systems.