Calian Awarded Contract By Government Of Australia For Foreign Military Sales (Fms) Technical, Program And Administrative Management Support To Defence Materiel Organisation - Tactical Fighter Systems Program Office

Monday, April 16, 2001

Calian Awarded Contract By Government Of Australia For Foreign Military Sales (Fms) Technical, Program And Administrative Management Support To Defence Materiel Organisation - Tactical Fighter Systems Program Office

Kanata, Ontario, April 16, 2001  -  Calian (TSE.CTY) is pleased to announce that the Government of Australia has exercised its third of five option years and renewed support to the Royal Australian Air Force Technical Liaison Office - NAVAIR, by Calian's US Division in Washington, DC. The total value of the option year is $716,333.


The RAAF TLO serves as liaison offices between the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation's Tactical Fighter Systems Program Office (TFSPO), with primary responsibility to upgrade and support the RAAF F/A-18 weapon system and associated logistic systems, and associated US government implementation agencies. In this support role, Calian provides technical, management and administrative support. Calian professionals are integrated into a RAAF TLO team that provides daily support and oversight over these programs, the largest of their kind in Australia.


This effort will complement the FMS management support Calian currently provides to international purchasers of US weapons systems, and to the US DoD, in Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA.


About Calian
With annual revenues of more than $125 Million, Calian is a leading provider of technology and professional services in Canada. Leveraging its tremendous resource base, Calian's resourcing group assists its customers by providing them with recruiting and placement services as well as strategic long-term outsourcing services. Calian's Systems Engineering group provides leading-edge communications infrastructures to the telecommunications and government sectors and its eServices group provides information technology consulting services.


For further information, please contact:


Ren Oickle
Manager, Corporate Communications
Calian
Telephone: (613) 599-8600


Greg Strong
President & CEO
Right Turn Communications
Telephone: (613) 850-1900

 
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