The combat systems are an integral component of the entire fleet of Halifax-class ships and will require in-service support until the arrival of the Canadian Surface Combatants.
This initial contract is valued at approximately $182 million (including taxes) over 6 years, and will maintain up to 106 jobs.
The Halifax-class frigates monitor and control Canadian waters, defend Canada’s sovereignty, facilitate large-scale search and rescue activities, and provide emergency assistance when needed. Introduced into service in the 1990s, the Canadian-built Halifax-class frigates were recently modernized to remain operationally effective and relevant until the Canadian Surface Combatants enter into service.
The Canadian Surface Combatants will replace the Halifax-class frigates and the retired Iroquois-class destroyers. With them, the RCN will have modern and capable ships to monitor and defend Canada’s waters, to continue to contribute to international naval operations for decades to come and to rapidly deploy credible naval forces worldwide, on short notice.
“These systems will provide our women and men in uniform with the equipment they need to do the important job we ask of them. The six systems that will be maintained under this contract will help our sailors detect, track, and identify threats to their ship, which will give them greater protection as they conduct their mission in the service of our nation’s interests. I am proud to see Canadian companies contributing to our Canadian military excellence at home and abroad.”
Harjit S. Sajjan
Minister of National Defence
About Halifax-class Frigates
The 12 Canadian-built Halifax-class multi-role patrol frigates are considered the backbone of the Royal Canadian Navy. They can deploy anywhere in the world in support of the Government of Canada. Under the Halifax-class Modernization / Frigate Life Extension project, the frigates received a number of upgrades to ensure they have the capabilities to meet the new threats and changing operating environments of today. Enhanced capabilities include:
- new Combat Management System (CMS 330)
- 57mm Mk3 naval gun system
- MASS decoy launchers
- new Integrated Platform Management System
- CH-148 Cyclone helicopter capability
- Advanced Harpoon Weapon Control System
- new ESM
- Smart-S Mk2 radar
- CEROS 200 fire control radar
The first modernized Halifax-class frigates were delivered in late 2014, and the last ship in 2018.
Length: 134 metres
Beam: 16 metres
Complement: 225 personnel