ABCO Industries to build AOPS landing craft

Irving Shipbuilding Inc., Canada’s National Shipbuilder, has awarded an $8.9 million contract to ABCO Industries Limited (ABCO) for the design and construction of 12 metre landing craft for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Halifax Shipyard is constructing up to six AOPS as part of the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Each AOPS will have one custom designed 12m landing craft onboard. The landing craft will be used by Royal Canadian Navy to deploy vehicles, such as all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles or trucks,…

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Irving Shipbuilding and L3 MAPPS celebrate Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship milestone

At an event in Montreal PQ on May 18th, Irving Shipbuilding announced that L3 MAPPS has successfully completed the First Article Acceptance Testing of the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Irving Shipbuilding contracted L3 MAPPS to provide the IPMS for each AOPS it is constructing as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The L3 MAPPS IPMS provides comprehensive monitoring and control of the ship’s propulsion, electrical, ancillary, auxiliary and…

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OSI adds 35 highly-skilled engineering positions to support AOPS contract

Construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future fleet at Halifax Shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is contributing directly to the addition of more than 35 high-tech and high-paying jobs at OSI Marine Systems (OSI) in Burnaby, British Columbia. When Halifax Shipyard selected Lockheed Martin Canada to deliver an adapted version of its Combat Management System (CMS 330) for surveillance purposes on Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), it was a natural decision for Lockheed Martin Canada to select OSI Maritime Systems to provide the integrated navigation and bridge subsystems. Headquartered…

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A Basic Primer on Naval Shipbuilding From CGAI

By Ian Mack Canadian Global Affairs Institute February 2018 Introduction The National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) is consistent with the “Build in Canada” shipbuilding policy, which when fully implemented will deliver ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard, employing two shipyards competitively selected in 2011. Some suggest other nations have done things that would have resulted in better value for money than is observed with the NSS in implementation. It’s also suggested that Canada’s approach to shipbuilding with the NSS is unusual.1 In fact, many NATO nations…

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Rising Tide Lifts all Boats: Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy to Yield Economic Benefits Across the Country

As part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy to replace the current fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard, the federal government contracted Nova Scotia’s Halifax Shipyard to build six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). The shipbuilding activity and the modernization of the Halifax Shipyard Facility are expected boost economic activity in Canada by $3.42 billion between 2013 and 2022. An average of 4,230 jobs per year will be supported by the shipbuilding activity during the core AOPS build phase of 2016-20, according to a new…

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Construction launched on third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship built by Irving Shipbuilding

During a ceremony today in Dartmouth, start of construction on the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Max Bernays. Today’s announcement represents an important milestone for Irving Shipbuilding Inc., the Government of Canada, and the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which will deliver both large and small ships, as well as ship repair, refit and maintenance.

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Scanter 6002 Selected for AOPS

In a state-of-the art manufacturing space located in an industrial park outside of Toronto, Nanowave Technologies’ team of over 200 engineers, scientists and technicians are currently working on innovative solutions for some of the world’s top defence and aerospace platforms and companies. Nanowave was founded in 1992 on a mission to provide high reliability, cutting-edge radio frequency solutions from a broad technology platform. Today, global corporations turn to Nanowave as a world-class designer and manufacturer of advanced microwave, millimeter-wave components and sub-systems. One of those companies is Terma, Denmark’s largest…

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