Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd., prime contractor for Canada’s Joint Support Ships (JSS) has selected Lockheed Martin Canada’s modern CMS 330 as the Command Management System for the future Protecteur-Class.
“As we develop a Canada wide supply chain to deliver on our commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Seaspan Shipyards is excited to partner with Lockheed Martin Canada in providing leading edge solutions for our women and men in uniform. Our partnership with Lockheed Martin Canada will create and sustain highly skilled middle-class Canadian jobs, encourage export opportunities, and support investment in Canada.”Mark Lamarre, CEO of Seaspan Shipyards
JSS are a key part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy and will be a flexible, multi-role, globally deployable and combat capable military platform able to conduct missions in both open-ocean and littoral environments. They will provide re-supply of fuel, ammunition, spare parts and other supplies between ships at sea and will be capable of transporting cargo, supporting operations ashore, and responding to threats in uncertain security environments.
“We are proud to be selected by Seaspan as a supplier for the Joint Support Ships. This now places our Canadian-developed CMS 330 on five classes of ships across three different navies – six classes when including the future Canadian Surface Combatant for which we are the preferred bidder. This is great momentum and we look forward to expanding our support to the Royal Canadian Navy,”Gary Fudge, vice president and general manager, Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary and Mission Systems.
Lockheed Martin Canada’s CMS 330 performs four key functions:
- Situational Awareness: Collects information about the surrounding environment through radars and sensors.
- Intelligence: Converts the data into actionable intelligence.
- Planning: Presents the information in an intuitive format so the commander and crew can quickly develop a plan.
- Command and Control: Directs ship systems to engage and respond to incoming threats.
“Our CMS 330 is the system that integrates a ship’s weapons, data, sensors and other equipment into a single operating system. Our advanced technology will provide critical commonality for the Royal Canadian Navy’s unique missions for AOPS, CSC and JSS,” Fudge added. “Whether it is enforcing sovereignty in Canada’s waters, operating in an international threat environment, or engaging in humanitarian or disaster relief, CMS 330 will allow crews to counter threats faster and more efficiently, where and when necessary.”