Bombardier Defence delivers global aircraft to U.S. air force battlefield
by CM Staff
The delivery represents a potential total value of up to USD $464.8 million.
WICHITA — Bombardier says that its defence division, along with its U.S. subsidiary Learjet Inc., delivered a Global aircraft in special mission configuration to the U.S. Air Force Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) program based at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts.
“The defence sector is a key pillar of Bombardier’s future as our ultra-reliable and high-performing platforms are best suited to house and operate complex mission equipment,” said Éric Martel, president and CEO of Bombardier in a statement.
“We are proud that our jets and know-how are being increasingly recognized around the world in this sphere, and this delivery is a milestone, first of its kind since appointing Wichita as the home base for Bombardier Defence.”
The latest delivery, a Global 6000 aircraft, is the first mission-configured aircraft to be supplied under a contract for up to six modified Global 6000 aircraft. The delivery represents a potential total value of up to USD $464.8 million.
Bombardier has already delivered four Global aircraft to the BACN program under previous agreements. TheUSAF has also confirmed firm orders for three Global 6000 aircraft as per the 2021 contract, with the next two deliveries expected in 2022 and 2023. The USAF has also announced its potential to purchase an additional aircraft each year through 2025 under the 2021 contract.