MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd or MDA announced today that it has signed a contract worth $16 million with the Royal Canadian Navy to provide in-service support for training and maintenance of the Victoria-class Trainers located at CFB Halifax.
Contributing directly to Canada's domestic security capability, the submarines also support Canadian Arctic and maritime sovereignty. The contract is for a four-year duration, with options for an additional two years.
The use of training simulators improves safety decision-making skills during realistic mission scenarios, in a cost-effective and timely manner. MDA has been providing in-service training and maintenance support on the Victoria-class Trainers since 2009.
Don Osborne, the vice president responsible for this business said, "MDA is pleased to have been selected as the winning bidder for this contract. We look forward to continuing our work with the Royal Canadian Navy. In-service support and training systems were identified in the Jenkins report as Key Industrial Capabilities for Canada, and MDA, as a Canadian company, is proud to provide this service to DND."