Combat Management System CMS 330

Lockheed Martin Canada’s Combat Management System – CMS 330 – is a derivative of a Lockheed Martin Canada legacy product that was originally developed in Canada in the 1980’s for the original build of the Royal Canadian Navy’s HALIFAX Class ships. CMS 330 was developed as a result of 25+ years’ experience and knowledge of Canadian and NATO naval operations. Key aspects of the system include: The system was designed as a modern, affordable solution for mid-life upgrades in the international market. It has an open architecture design which adapts…

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General Dynamics Awarded UWSU Contract for Royal Canadian Navy

October 2, 2018 – General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada was awarded the Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) contract to upgrade and maintain underwater sensors on the Halifax-class frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Together with Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems and Nautel, General Dynamics will offer the RCN an improved ability to detect and track underwater threats, while continuing to develop technologies that generate economic impact for Canada. “General Dynamics is pleased to continue its proud tradition of supporting Canada in anti-submarine warfare as we embark on this ambitious upgrade program,”…

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Fresh Success for Rheinmetall in Canada

The Canadian Forces have awarded Rheinmetall an important follow-on contract. The Canadian Navy plans to expand the MASS countermeasure systems installed on its Halifax-class frigates. The order is worth about CAD20 million (€12 million). MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) is an automated decoy system that protects surface combatants from advanced anti-ship missiles. Scheduled to run for four years (2018-2022), the project will be carried out in close cooperation between Rheinmetall’s Fronau plant in Bavaria and Rheinmetall Canada Inc. in Canada. The Canadian procurement authorities have given a green light to…

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Raytheon Awarded Phalanx Upgrade & Support Contract

Raytheon Canada Limited has been awarded a $704 million contract to upgrade and support 21 Close-In Weapons Systems for the Royal Canadian Navy. These rapid-fire, radar-guided gun systems provide the most effective naval self-defence system available against close-in threats such as missiles, small ships, and aircraft. These systems are currently in use on the Navy’s Halifax-class frigates, and will also be installed on the Protecteur-class joint support ships following their construction.

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Rust and Mould – The RCN remains ever vigilant

Regardless of the type of ship operating at sea, there are two ever-present challenges that require constant vigilance to ensure they are appropriately dealt with – rust and mould. While both are naturally occurring processes and the conditions at sea are ideal for them, they are manageable. The RCN takes these two issues very seriously because if not effectively managed they can affect the health and safety of our sailors, and the effectiveness of its ships. The RCN has a very broad and comprehensive strategy in place to appropriately manage…

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