Arcfield Canada and OneLogistics Partner to Support Canada’s F-35 Program
The partnership brings together the expertise, infrastructure and knowledge of two leading global defence organizations to service and sustain Canada’s next generation fighter.
Oct. 3, 2023 (Calgary, AB)—Arcfield Canada, a leading provider of high value logistics and in-service support for aircraft avionics, C5ISR, electronic warfare, and advanced systems support to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), and OneLogistics, Europe’s leading supply chain partner for sustainment of the F-35 fighter, have announced an exclusive collaboration to provide in-service support services for Canada’s future F-35 fleet. The partnership brings together the expertise, infrastructure and knowledge of two leading global defence organizations to service and sustain Canada’s next generation fighter, while providing economic benefits for Canadian businesses and workers.
“The OneLogistics partnership will provide Arcfield with a unique opportunity to apply our hands-on experience and expertise as a long-standing partner to RCAF to its future F-35 program in an effective and meaningful way,” said Kevin Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer, Arcfield. “Together we believe we can deliver the most comprehensive and efficient solution to the Canadian government.”
Arcfield Canada has supported engineering, maintenance, repair and overhaul, and integrated logistics support services for Canada’s CF-18 fleet for more than 35 years. OneLogistics, headquartered at Royal Netherlands Air Support Command in Hoogerheide, Netherlands, has successfully provided supply chain management services to the fleet of F-35s operating in the Netherlands and throughout Europe and the Pacific Rim, since 2019.
The experience gained by OneLogistics as a Product Support Provider (PSP) within the F-35 Global Support Solution program in Europe combined with Arcfield Canada’s tenure providing sustainment services to the CF-18 fleet in Canada creates an inimitable combination of secure supply chain management, avionics maintenance, repair and overhaul, and test and engineering support capabilities to sustain and support Canada’s future F-35 fleet.
“Our 35+ years of experience sustaining and maintaining Canada’s CF-18 fleet, at home and abroad, uniquely positions us to provide similar sustainment solutions to the future Canadian F-35 fleet,” saidJacques Comtois, vice president, Arcfield Canada. “By combining Arcfield Canada’s exemplary record of support to the CF-18 fleet with OneLogistics’ unmatched experience as a PSP for the F-35, we will offer the Department of National Defence a seamless, low-risk, mature and proven sustainment solution for Canada’s future F-35 fleet.”
Rene de Koning, CEO and owner of OneLogistics, added, “We are proud to team with Arcfield Canada, and bring the proven techniques, approaches and supply chain knowledge we are using today to maintain Europe-based F-35s to Canada to ensure the successful sustainment of Canada’s future fighter fleet.”
About Arcfield Canada
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 arcfield.ca for more details.
Established in 2006, OneLogistics was specifically setup to support the European F-35/F135 program dealing with European rules, regulations & complexities impacting the F-35 supply chain. By combining the best staff with IT technology and a profound knowledge of global logistics, warehousing, transport, customs, compliance, (cyber) security enabled OneLogistics to provide agile, flexible, and scalable solutions. These “best value” integrated sustainment supply chain solutions are developed in close cooperation between the Dutch Government (NLMOD), Knowledge institutes and logistics industry. A seamless cooperation delivering innovative and forward leaning supply chain solutions Warehouse, transport-, customs & compliance management is integrated in the OneLogistics control tower solution. Aiming on positively impacting readiness, availability, and affordability in a high velocity Performance Based Contracting environment. Visit onelogistics.eu for more details.
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Oct 3, 2023