The Canada’s Combat Ship Team Received Canadian Surface Combatant Contract

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada ( – Lockheed Martin proudly announced on the last day of the past working week (8th February 2019) that the Canada’s Combat Ship Team has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant design contract by Irving Shipbuilding and is ready to start works on day one, learned

Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant prime contractor, which will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard.

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The most advanced and modern warship design, the Type 26 Global Combat Ship, was offered by BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics called the Canada’s Combat Ship Team. The solution involves the internationally acknowledged and Canadian-developed combat management system, CMS 330.

“This award is true validation of our Canadian capability. Our team is honoured, knowing that we offered the right solution for Canada and a proven ability to perform on complex defence programs. Lockheed Martin Canada is ready to continue serving as Canada’s trusted Combat System Integrator, as it has for more than three decades, leveraging the innovation and talent here at home that will ultimately result in unprecedented economic outcome for Canada,” said Gary Fudge, Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary and Mission Systems.

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The Canada’s Combat Ship Team of these six companies combines a uniquely skilled workforce in 40 facilities from coast to coast and supply chain of more than 4,000 small and medium sized enterprises. Several additional partners, including Rolls-Royce with its Canadian-designed and manufactured Mission Bay Handling System, were also engaged by the team. The Mission Bay Handling System will enable adaptability for the ships’ operations.

Bruce Lennie, Vice President Business Development & Government Affairs, Rolls-Royce Canada, commented, “Our experience and world-leading capability as providers of integrated power and propulsion solutions will deliver these warships with exceptional power through-life and the superb acoustic performance essential to anti-submarine warfare operations. Our Canadian-designed and manufactured Mission Bay Handling System will allow the essential flexibility and adaptability for future operations.”

The Type 26 Global Combat Ship is a globally deployable multi-role warship, which meets the mission requirements of the Royal Canadian Navy. Acoustically quiet and highly survivable, it has been developed for high-end anti-submarine warfare and is capable of performing a variety of missions.

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Source: Lockheed Martin