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US Air Force awards Canadian Commercial Corp $44 Million contract installation of block upgrade kits into C-130J


Canadian Commercial Corp., Ottawa, Canada, has been awarded a $44,473,960 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the installation of the Block Upgrade 7.0/8.1 kits into C-130J cargo aircraft.

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US Air Force awards Canadian Commercial Corp 44 Million contract installation of block upgrade 7.08.1 kits into C 130J C-130J Hercules aircraft (Picture source: US Air Force)


This contract provides for installation of government provided BU 7.0/8.1 kits into designated C-130J aircraft.

The Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules is a four-engine turboprop military transport aircraft. The C-130J is a comprehensive update of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules, with new engines, flight deck, and other systems.

This program provides RDT&E funding for required capabilities that are grouped as “Block” upgrades or “Capability” updates. Currently, Block 7.0/8.1 and Capability Management Updates (CMUs) add capabilities to address Communication, Navigation, Surveillance, and Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) requirements. All are collaborative efforts between Seven Nations. Content/requirements for block modifications is documented in International Program Directives (IPDs) as determined in the Cooperative Systems and Software Upgrade Requirements Management (COSSURM) process.

Work will be performed in British Columbia, Canada, and is expected to be completed by Oct. 5, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition and four offers were received. Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement funds in the amount of $4,690,950 are being obligated at the time of award. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity (FA8625-20-D-2016).