ASPI: Hunter Class Frigate Program Must be Stopped & Redirected

From ASPI Australia and an appropriate analogy for Canada’s Type 26/CSC aspirations. In 2009, Australia’s government decided that it would replace eight Anzac-class frigates with nine ships optimized for antisubmarine warfare (ASW). There was no justification in the Royal Australian Navy capstone doctrine for acquiring and optimizing a frigate for ASW, which it regarded as among the most difficult of…

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CSC Testing Facility to be Built in Eastern Passage

The federal government announced January 14th Friday news dump a land-based testing facility (LBTF) on a portion of DND-owned land near Shearwater, Nova Scotia, to help bring 15 new Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC), that will be built for the Royal Canadian Navy, into service and support them throughout their lifespan. This infrastructure will be critical in testing the new CSC…

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BNH’s ADVISOR Enterprise to Manage CSC Training Requirements

April 28, 2021 – BNH Expert Software Inc. proudly announced today their contribution to the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) design contract by Irving Shipbuilding. BNH flagship product ADVISOR Enterprise will support Irving Shipbuilding in managing the training requirements of the largest, most complex procurement project ever undertaken by the Government of Canada to-date. As the Prime Contractor for CSC, Irving…

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Leonardo Awarded Contract for Four OTO 127/64 LW Vulcano Gun Mounts

April 22, 2021 – Leonardo will supply to Lockheed Martin Canada four OTO 127/64 LightWeight (LW) Vulcano naval guns, including the Automatic Ammunition Handling System (AAHS) as an optional solution, for the new Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC), which will be built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. at the Halifax shipyard in Nova Scotia. The first three systems will be installed on-board…

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MDA Awarded First Production Contract for Planned Canadian Surface Combatant Project

February 23, 2021 – MDA today announced that it has been awarded an initial contract with an expected production value of more than CAD$60 million on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project. Lockheed Martin Canada has contracted MDA to provide the Laser Warning and Countermeasure (LWCM) System that will protect the ships against laser and optical guided threats. MDA’s Canadian-built…

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DND Statement on CSC Roasting by PBO

February 24, 2021 – The Department of National Defence (DND) thanks the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) for its work, and welcomes its report on the Canadian Surface Combatant. Reports such as this one serve a critical role in validating our project costs, while supporting our shared objective of ensuring that the best value is provided to Canadians.…

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