L3 MAS and Israel Aerospace Industries Will Lead Industrial Team
On 31 May, L3 MAS and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced they have formed Team Artemis to bid for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) requirement.
Canada seeks to procure a number of medium altitude long endurance UAS, with associated ground control, sensor and support equipment. Scheduled to be awarded in 2021-2022, the contract will include a full spectrum of in-service support for a period of 20 years.
The team, which will include Pratt & Whitney Canada and other prominent Canadian companies, will work to offer the ARTEMIS UAS, based on IAI’s proven HERON TP, to the RCAF. ARTEMIS – a mature, capable platform with a proven operational track record – will be equipped with a wide variety of sensors and other payloads designed specifically to meet Canada’s requirements.
L3 MAS will be the prime contractor for the team and will also lead the Artemis Canadian industrial team to deliver substantial economic benefits to Canada, including the creation of high-value Canadian jobs.
“RPAS provides a welcome opportunity to deliver a world-class UAS capability to the RCAF. As the prime contractor, mission systems integrator and ISS provider, L3 MAS looks forward to breaking new ground in Canada’s defence and aviation sectors with IAI’s ARTEMIS UAS,” commented L3 MAS Vice President and General Manager, Jacques Comtois.