2020 News 

Support Contract for Six Halifax Class Ships Awarded

November 6, 2020 – The Federal Government has awarded a contract to General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada of Ottawa for in-service support on six Halifax-class combat systems (HCCS). The HCCS are an integral component of the entire fleet of Halifax-class ships and will require in-service support until the arrival of the Canadian Surface Combatants. This initial contract is valued at approximately $182 million (including taxes) over 6 years, and will maintain up to 106 jobs.

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2020 News 

Thales to Support RCN SMART-S MK2 Radar

October 20, 2020 – The Minister of National Defence announced an in-service support contract with Thales Canada, of Ottawa, Ontario, to support the SMART-S MK2 radar system used on Canada’s Halifax-class frigates, starting in fall 2020. Valued at $4.6 million (including taxes), this contract will provide critical engineering, in-service support, and repair and overhaul services to ensure the radar remains operationally capable of detecting the location and range of possible air and surface threats up to 250 km away. The SMART-S MK2 radar is the primary tactical radar used on…

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2020 News 

Halifax Class Maintenance Contract Announced Three Months After it Began

June 29, 2020 – Today, the Federal Government announced the award of an in-service support contract to Fleetway Inc. of Halifax, three months after it commenced. Valued at $72.6 million for the first six years, with options to extend for up to 22 years, this contract will provide a full range of technical data management and systems engineering support services for the RCN’s fleet of Halifax-class ships. The reason for announcing this three months late, leads one to to speculate on the reasons why, most of which revolve among patronage.…

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2020 News 

New Zodiac RHIBs for Halifax Class

June 3, 2020 – A contract valued at $35 million was awarded to Zodiac Hurricane Technologies of Delta, B.C. for the acquisition of 30 new multi-role boats. These new boats will replace the rigid hull inflatable boats currently used on the RCN’s fleet of Halifax-class frigates with a more modern and operationally flexible design. This contract will result in creating or sustaining an estimated 25 jobs in Canada. Multi-role boats are small, fast, and maneuverable vessels used by RCN ships to conduct a wide range of tasks at sea, including,…

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