January 17, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards has awarded L3 MAPPS a contract for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). The award is one of several to be announced for Canadian suppliers supporting Seaspan’s work on naval supply ships under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). This work will contribute to Seaspan fulfilling its Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy commitments.
Seaspan’s James Mitchell said, “L3 MAPPS will provide the globally deployed Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for JSS. The IPMS will use advanced computer-based technology to control and monitor platform machinery and systems on board JSS, including advanced functionality, such as the battle damage control system, onboard training system, equipment health monitoring and other new IPMS capabilities.”
L3 MAPPS has a long-standing relationship with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) spanning over 35 years. The company plays a major role as a Tier 1 supplier in the Halifax Class Frigate Upgrade program and has leveraged its participation on RCN vessels to pursue and win export opportunities in support of more than 20 navies.
Thanks to its work under the NSS, to date Seaspan has issued over $690M in committed contracts with approximately 540 Canadian companies. As the company continues to make progress on its NSS commitments, this supply chain is expected to grow as more Canadian companies are engaged in the shipbuilding industry. It is through its work on the NSS that Seaspan is directly and indirectly helping to employ thousands of Canadians from coast to coast.
Chief Executive Officer of Seaspan Shipyards Mark Lamarre said, “The National Shipbuilding Strategy is drawing on the expertise of Canadian suppliers from across Canada. L3 MAPPS’ innovative work on the Joint Support Ship program demonstrates the capabilities of the domestic supply chain that Seaspan Shipyards is building while creating highly-skilled, middle class jobs for Canadians.”
Official RCN photo.