A day after Lockheed Martin-led team submitted bid for the Canadian Surface Combatant program, Navantia-led group followed with its response to the multi-billion dollar tender.
Navantia will provide its ship platform, Saab Australia will be the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) with CEA Technologies providing key elements of the proposed solution.
Navantia Chairman Esteban García Vilasánchez said that the team’s proposal is offering a solution based on the F-105 frigate design for the Spanish Navy has been proposed. This modern Anti-Submarine Warfare ship will incorporate Saab's globally recognized 9LV Combat Management Systems (CMS), elements of which are in service on over 240 platforms in 16 navies across the globe, including Canada’s own Halifax class frigates.
Demonstrating the proven capabilities, Saab Australia and the 9LVCMS it was recently mandated by the Australian Government for use on all major surface combatants of the Royal Australian Navy.
The confidence of the Australian Government in mandating Saab combat systems and tactical interfaces across the whole RAN fleet demonstrates the strength of our capability and we look forward to continuing to work with the Royal Australian and Royal Canadian Navies to continue to develop our world-leading systems
The submission of the CSC bid is also a significant moment for CEA Technologies, providing further opportunities for global partnership, and recognition of the radar expertise the company has built.
“We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate with Canada in the CSC program,” said CEA Technologies CEO Merv Davis.
“We can deliver a mature radar which is outperforming the expectations of the Royal Australian Navy and has substantial potential for future growth. Building partnerships through international programs such as CSC is an opportunity for CEA to continue to demonstrate the performance of our innovative solutions. We are proud to be able to provide our Australian technologies to our international partners and allies.”
Under the CSC program, the Royal Canadian Navy will acquire up to 15 frigates to replace the Iroquois Class destroyers and Halifax Class frigates. Construction of the frigates will begin in the early 2020s.
Lockheed Martin has won $102 million modification contract to exercise options for the procurement of technical insertion (TI)-16 Acoustic Rapid Commercial Off-the-Shelf Insertion (A-RCI) systems. The contract also includes pre-cable kits, and A-RCI sonar engineering services
Lockheed Martin has confirmed delivery of the proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program. BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics are partnering as Canada's Combat Ship Team (CST) for the Royal Canadian Navy's future fleet of surface combatants
The Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. are extending the submission deadline for the Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design of the Canadian Surface Combatant fleet to November 30, 2017
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $53 million modification contract for the production of Mk 48 Mod 7 guidance and control sections and Mk 48 Mod 7 Common Broadband Advanced Sonar System (CBASS) functional item replacement kits for Australia, Netherlands, Canada, Turkey and US Navys. The contract also includes factory test equipment, spares, production support material and related engineering services and hardware support for guidance and control sections and CBASS kits, the US department of Defense said in a statement Friday
Canadas Public Services and Procurement Department has issued a new deadline of November 17 to defense firms and shipbuilders for submitting the proposal for the countrys $60 billion Navy frigates program, CBC News reports. Participating firms were originally supposed to have their designs submitted for the Liberal government's plan to buy 15 new surface combat vessels in April and again pushed to June
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has signed a contract with Spanish Navantia to purchase five Avante 2200 corvettes from Navantia for an approximate $2.1 billion
Saab has signed a contract for production and deliveries of New Lightweight Torpedo to the Finnish Navy. The contract signed is part of the Squadron 2000 Mid-Life Upgrade Programme (SQ2000 MLU) of the Finnish Navy´s four Hamina fast attack crafts (FAC), Saab said in a statement Thursday
Saab has introduced the Sea Giraffe 4A Fixed Face (FF), a fixed-panel configuration of Saabs existing and delivered active electrically scanned array (AESA) radar family. The radar is a derivative of Saabs family of rotating, full AESA S-band radar systems
Saab acquired Swedish combat boat producer N. Sundin Dockstavarvet AB and the repair shipyard Muskövarvet AB, in order to strengthen Saabs product offering in the naval domain
Saab has received a contract from the Swedish Defence and Material Administration (FMV) regarding new Gripen E equipment. This is a supplemental contract to the previously entered Gripen E contract, and is valued to approximately SEK 400 million ($47 million), the company said in a statement Monday
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