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Canada awards Discovery Air Defence airborne training services contract

01 November 2017

Canada awarded Discovery Air Defence Services (DA Defence) a long-term Contracting Airborne Services Contract (CATS), the company said on 31 October.

The deal is for 10 years with two one-year options and a second 17-month option. Didier Toussaint, DA Defence group president and operations manager, told Jane’s on 1 November that Canada holds these options. CATS is Canada’s term for contracted adversary air training and services.

Toussaint deferred to Canada to provide the contract value and that he hoped that would happen within a week. Toussaint also declined to say how many aircraft DA Defence would provide, but he said the company has 20 Alpha Jets worldwide and three in Australia.

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