Alion Submits Final Proposal for Canadian Surface Combatant Program

August 9, 2018 – Alion Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alion Science and Technology, headquartered in McLean, Va., is pleased to announce that they have submitted their final bid and compliance forms to the Canadian government for the Canadian Surface Combatant Program. This is a major milestone in the Canadian Surface Combatant procurement. “We provide a world-class combatant that is a proven, affordable, off-the-shelf solution. Our offering is focused on the Royal Canadian Navy’s stated requirements and will generate jobs and innovation across Canada” “We provide a world-class combatant…

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New organization prepares RCN for future ships

A new organization, designed to better support the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as it receives the ships it needs for the future, plans to introduce them into service smoothly and with a view to driving naval innovation. Director General Future Ship Capability (DGFSC), headed by Rear-Admiral Casper Donovan, will help ensure the RCN is ready in terms of occupations, training systems, infrastructure, doctrine and tactics, and operational policies when the ships are completed and turned over to the navy to operate. DGFSC has three main components. The first is the…

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GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine Family Ideal for Canada’s Next Generation Surface Combatant Program

GE Aviation’s marine gas turbines are the ideal solution for the Royal Canadian Navy’s next generation surface combatant program, GE Marine reported today at the CANSEC 2018 trade exhibition. “GE’s LM2500 family of engines are used by the Royal Canadian Navy and 34 other navies worldwide, setting the benchmark for reliability. The global fleet of GE gas turbines has logged over 15 million operating hours in the marine environment and another 90 million in industrial applications,” said Brien Bolsinger, GE’s Vice President, Marine Operations, Cincinnati, Ohio. “The 24 LM2500 marine gas turbines…

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Australian companies in bid for Canadian ships

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today congratulated two Australian companies for their inclusion in a bid, led by Navantia, for the Canadian Surface Combatant program. Minister Pyne said if successful, CEA Technologies will supply world-class radar technology and SAAB Australia will deliver combat system integration capabilities. “The inclusion of both these companies and their technologies in Navantia’s bid is a vote of confidence in the capabilities of Australia’s defence industry,” he said. “It demonstrates confidence in the Australian Government’s commitment to building a sovereign shipbuilding industry.…

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Alion Finally Announced CSC Bid

Alion Science and Technology, along with its subsidiary Alion Canada, is pleased to confirm that it submitted a proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant program on November 30. “Our solution delivers an effective, affordable, production-ready 21st century naval capability to meet Canada’s defence needs,” said Bruce Samuelsen, Chief Operating Officer for Alion. “Underlying the Alion offering is an unrelenting focus on affordability, risk reduction and Canadian content, grounded in nearly 50 years of experience designing and producing combatants. We feel confident this ship provides a secure and supportive foundation for…

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Public Services and Procurement Canada Claims CSC Bid Doesn’t Include Design Costs..for an existing ship

The Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project is the largest and most complex of the projects launched through the National Shipbuilding Strategy due to the volume of ships being built and the need to carefully integrate required weapons and technologies.This procurement has been underway for several years, and the Government and its prime contractor, Irving Shipbuilding, have undertaken significant efforts to engage with industry to ensure this procurement is effectively managed. The selection of  pre-qualified potential bidders began in August 2015 with an open and competitive prequalification process, and was re-opened…

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Navantia team submits proposal for CSC

Navantia team has announced the submission of its proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program. “We are pleased to announce that Navantia-led team has submitted its tender response for the Canadian Surface Combatant program, with Saab Australia as the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) and CEA Technologies providing key elements of the proposed solution. With a strong heritage in designing and building frigates and destroyers and proven technology transfer in global programs, the Navantia team offers a compliant solution with the best capability for the Royal Canadian Navy and the…

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Fincantieri and Naval Group Offer FREMM for CSC

The Government of Canada has declared its intention to acquire an existing and proven NATO warship design that could be readily modified to best meet the Royal Canadian Navy requirements. French and Italian world-class shipbuilders Naval Group and Fincantieri, with the strong support of both French and Italian governments, will combine their expertise and present to the Government of Canada an “off-the-shelf”, sea-proven solution based on the FREMM frigate design for the supply of 15 surface combatant ships to the Royal Canadian Navy. Should the offer be accepted, the future…

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Speaking notes for National Shipbuilding Strategy technical briefing on Canadian Surface Combatant request for proposal

Ottawa November 27, 2017 Good afternoon. I am joined here today by Pat Finn, Assistant Deputy Minister materiel Department of National Defence; Eric Dagenais, ADM ISED, and Kevin McCoy, President of Irving Shipbuilding. I will try to be as brief as possible, as we want to give you enough time to ask questions. Having said that this is going to be a particularly technical briefing so please bear with me. We are here today to brief you on the next steps of the competitive process to select a warship design…

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