Peraton has been supporting Canada’s current fighter fleet since it went into service over 30 years ago. We also support fighter operations internationally, for the United States, Australia, Finland, Switzerland, Spain, Kuwait and Malaysia. So, when Canada announced its planned acquisition of 88 new fighter aircraft under the Future Fighter Capability Project, Peraton was a natural choice as an in-country sustainment partner to those aircraft manufacturers bidding.
Peraton is proud to have partnered with both Boeing on its Block III Super Hornet, and Saab on its Gripen E, as candidates for Canada’s next fighter aircraft. Peraton is offering its full suite of mission sustainment capability to both companies.
In 2019, the Government of Canada released the formal Request for Proposal to replace Canada’s fighter aircraft. The project supports the Royal Canadian Air Force’s need to replace the existing fleet of CF-18 fighters with 88 new advanced fighter jets. A contract award is expected in 2022.
The new aircraft, and the associated equipment, weapons and sustainment capability will prepare Canada to meet future defence operations and international defence obligations to NATO and NORAD, while ensuring the safety and security of Canadians. FFCP provides economic benefits for Canada in creating thousands of jobs within the defence and aerospace sector.
Delivery of the new fleet is expected to begin as early as 2025 with an expected service life continuing into 2060.