MDA Selected for Design Phase of Canadian Surface Combatant Program

February 8, 2019 – MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, today announced that Canada’s Combat Ship Team was selected by Irving Shipbuilding for the design contract for Canada’s Surface Combatant (CSC) ships. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant Prime Contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. As a core member of the design team, MDA’s primary role will be to design the Electronic Warfare suite system for the CSC program.  The CSC is a globally deployable, multi-role warship designed to meet the distinctive mission requirements of the…

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UK Type 26 selected for Canadian Surface Combatant

October 26, 2018 – Canada’s Combat Ship Team has been identified as the preferred bidder for the Canadian Surface Combatant design. Our team is proud of our proposed solution, and we look forward to working with the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding through the negotiation phase and toward a contract award. We are confident that our solution offers the right ship for Canada, combining Canada’s trusted Combat Management System with the world’s most advanced warship design and bringing together a pan-Canadian team with a proven track record and current…

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MAN selects Nova Scotia’s Modest Tree VR for AOPS Training

October 24, 2018 – MAN Energy Solutions has selected Nova Scotia-based simulation and training software developer, Modest Tree, to develop a virtual reality training solution for the engines onboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships under construction at Halifax Shipyard. The virtual reality training solution, the first of its kind in the marine sector, will train the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy to operate and maintain the ship’s engines. Each Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship will be propelled by two MAN Energy Solutions…

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CADSI on Canadian Surface Combatant Preferred Bidder

October 19, 2018 – Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), issued the following statement today in response to the federal government’s selection of Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. as the preferred bidder for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). “Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for the CSC program, and for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) as a whole. CADSI firmly believes, as we always have, that this is a nation-building program that will bolster Canadian industry, lead to more high-wage, high-skilled jobs…

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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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