MDA, a Maxar company, today announced that it has signed a CAD $4 million agreement with Lockheed Martin Canada for the primary phase of design work for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ship’s Electronic Warfare system. Lockheed Martin Canada was nominated as the winning bidder for the CSC program by Irving Shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding is the CSC Prime Contractor and will shape 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. This design work is anticipated to become the basis for the manufacture, installation, integration, and contracting of the Electronic Warfare equipment on the Royal Canadian Navy’s next-gen CSC ships.
“MDA is very pleased to be able to perform such a critical role in distributing systems for the Canadian Surface Combatant program,” said Mike Greenley, group president of MDA. “We are proud to support Lockheed Martin Canada by leveraging MDA’s deep Canadian proficiency in project management, electronics, antennas, system engineering, signal processing, and software. This primary contract represents the first phase of what we; will become a decades-long expedition as a tier-1 partner on the Lockheed Martin Canada team.”
The CSC is a worldwide deployable, multi-role warship planned to meet the individual mission requirements of the Royal Canadian Navy. MDA is combined with other industry leaders including BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin Canada, CAE, L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics as Canada’s Combat Ship Team to deliver the Royal Canadian Navy the most advanced and current warship design. Intentionally designed for anti-submarine warfare and capable of executing a variety of missions in any part of the world, the CSC is versatile, highly survivable, acoustically quiet, and reconfigurable for future innovation. The latest Canadian Defence Policy stated that 15 of these ships will be constructed in Canada over the next 25 years and will assist the Royal Canadian Navy for decades to come.