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October 3, 2023

Arcfield Canada Announces Team Northern Sentry for Canada’s CF-18 Avionics In-Service Support Program

Arcfield Canada Announces Team Northern Sentry for Canada’s CF-18 Avionics In-Service Support Program CALGARY, Alberta, May 04, 2023 – Arcfield Canada Corp., a leading provider of mission sustainment solutions for the aerospace and defence industry, today announced the official launch of Team Northern Sentry for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) CF-18 fighter fleet.

Team members include Arcfield Canada, Raytheon Canada, L3Harris Technologies, Palitronica, and Terra Nova. Team Northern Sentry brings together leading Canadian defence, aerospace, and technology companies to provide a comprehensive sustainment solution for maintenance, repair and overhaul, engineering support services, cyber materiel assurance, supply chain management, logistics support analysis, and obsolescence management for the full suite of CF-18 avionics systems. “We are pleased to make the announcement today about Team Northern Sentry,” said Jacques Comtois, vice president of Arcfield Canada’s operations. “We believe that the expertise and proven capabilities of this team offers the greatest experience to Canada for continued operation and maintenance of the CF-18 fighter fleet.” As the prime contractor for the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support program, Arcfield Canada has a proven legacy in delivering reliable and effective in-service and integrated logistics support for the complete CF-18 avionics platform.

Team Northern Sentry will complement this wealth of capability with industry leading partners ready to meet the challenges of ensuring mission success for Canada’s CF-18 fleet through the end of the aircraft’s anticipated service in 2032. The combined expertise and capabilities of the team members provides unmatched support ensuring reliable fleet availability. This will enable operational readiness to meet Canada’s domestic needs, while supporting its NATO and NORAD obligations. “For more than three decades, Arcfield Canada has demonstrated its ability to manage and meet performance targets,” said Kevin Kelly, chief executive officer and chairman of Arcfield. “We look forward to continuing our long-standing partnership with the RCAF and delivering cost-effective sustainment solutions for Canada’s CF-18 fighter fleet through an integrated team approach.” About Arcfield Canada Corp. Arcfield Canada has been a trusted partner to the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 35 years; supplying world-class in-service and integrated logistics support through its expertise in supply chain management, maintenance and repair, and engineering solutions. Arcfield Canada is an affiliate of Arcfield, a global defense and security solutions provider to the U.S. government and its allies.

The company has more than 60 years of proven experience providing advanced engineering and analysis, and IT capabilities to support the most critical national security missions. With 16 offices around the world, Arcfield employs approximately 1,300 engineers, analysts, IT specialists, and other professionals who put our customers’ missions first, helping them solve their most complex challenges through innovations in modeling, simulation and analysis, and digital transformation. Visit for more details.


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