Ultra Electronics to support CSC programme
Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems has received a sub-contract from Lockheed Martin Canada to work on the integration of underwater systems for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme, the company announced on 19 February.
Irving Shipbuilding is the CSC’s prime contractor and will build all 15 ships at its Halifax Shipyard.
Ultra, as the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) lead, will provide a low-frequency active and passive towed sonar system paired with its next-generation hull-mounted sonar and will lead the integration of these sensors with sonobuoys and other capabilities for wide-area underwater battlespace surveillance.
The winning Lockheed Martin Canada bid, based around BAE’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship, was put forward by a team comprised of six companies: BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA, and Ultra Electronics. The Type 26 is a multi-role warship designed specifically for ASW and will be capable of performing a wide range of missions around the globe.
Bernard Mills, president of Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems, said: ‘Ultra is proud to be a member of Canada’s successful CSC Home Team. As the underwater warfare lead, we are using our considerable depth of ASW experience and capability to ensure Canada’s new ships will provide an enduring operational advantage to the Royal Canadian Navy.’
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