Canada invests $ 24.5 million in IPMS of Halifax class frigates

OTTAWA, BM, ($1= Canadian dollar) – The Canadian government is starting a process to maintain and possibly upgrade some Integrated Platform Management Systems on its Halifax-class frigates, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing the Ministry of Defense of Canada.

The $ 24.5 million is the Canadian government’s initial investment in the project, which expects to continue over the next six years. Integrated platform management systems or IPMS the heart of a fleet, as this platform manages and drives all vital systems of a warship, including ship damage and damage notification systems.

According to the information spread by the Canadian Ministry, this contract will guarantee the existence of jobs for 20 experts, specialists, and workers, as well as represent a direct investment in the Canadian economy.

“The Halifax-class multi-role frigates are the backbone of the Royal Canadian Navy. Ensuring our frigates remain operationally capable and effective is critical to supporting Canadian Armed Forces operations at home and abroad, and aligns with the priorities outlined in Canada’s defense policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged,” S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defense said.

“The Government of Canada is ensuring that members of the Canadian Royal Navy have the equipment that they need to carry out their important duties for Canadians. This in-service support contract with L3 MAPPS Inc. will help to provide our Navy with safe, reliable ships, while also maintaining jobs and generating economic benefits for Canadians,” Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement added.

Halifax-class Canadian frigates are essential for the protection and security of Canadian waters. In addition to patrolling and reconnaissance operations, these frigates also participated in large-scale search operations and military assistance. The last modernization of the frigates was in 2014, and they have been in service in the Royal Canadian Navy since the 1990s.

We remind you the Canadian government will pay $ 1.7 billion for four new integrated AEGIS naval weapons systems by the US.

The United States has already approved the deal. Also, it includes the supply of software, radar kits, vertical missile launch systems, and equipment to identify a friend or adversary.

AEGIS is currently being developed by Lockheed Martin but was originally a product of RCA Corporation. AEGIS uses a combination of powerful computer and radar systems that track and direct weapons at enemy targets. This system is currently in service in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Norway, and Spain.

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