JSK Naval Support press release
The Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program is for 15 vessels and as an initial contract JSK will supply four new TLS ship sets to the CSC program between 2024 and 2026.
The new CSC will be an advanced and multi-mission combat ship, equipped with next-generation technology, which will support and protect the Royal Canadian Navy for the next 40 years.
The system was chosen by Lockheed Martin Canada for its weapon-agnostic capability, as well as JSK’s commitment to developing Canadian TLS expertise. The TLS will be built and maintained in Canada, with JSK employing and training additional Canadian engineering professionals to enhance its production and integration capability. This will include a new purpose-built test facility in JSK’s Pointe Claire site in Montreal, Quebec that will be used throughout production to allow for testing and evaluation of completed systems and software and follow on support/training phases of the program. JSK has developed a fully integrated supply chain to ensure full lifecycle support capability throughout the entire program and systems life.
Supplied to Lockheed Martin Canada, the systems will be installed on 15 warships built at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fully qualified TLS will provide a close range, rapid-reaction weapon agnostic launch capability for a variety of NATO standard light weight torpedoes. With a modern TLS electronics suite, the system can calculate target position based on sonar and ship data alongside control from the combat management system.
“We’re delighted to be supplying our Torpedo Launcher Systems to Lockheed Martin Canada as part of the prestigious CSC program. The launcher system is an essential component of the combat system, and its open architecture means it is compatible with the latest weapons along with the Mk 46(V) / Mk 54 torpedo. Thanks to this inherent flexibility it offers a durable and future proof solution for the CSC program.”
Brian March, President of JSK Naval Support
An established provider of engineering services and in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy, JSK Naval Support is headquartered in Pointe-Claire, Quebec and is a member of the COVE community in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Naval News comments: About CSC
Canada’s defence policy, “Strong, Secure, Engaged” (SSE), has committed to investing in 15 Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ships. In February 2019, the Government of Canada confirmed that the bid from Lockheed Martin Canada has been selected for the design and design team for the Canadian Surface Combatants. Irving Shipbuilding Inc., the project’s prime contractor, awarded a sub-contract to Lockheed Martin Canada for work to finalize the design. The winning bid is based on the BAE Systems Type 26 Global Combat Ship.
These ships will be Canada’s major surface component of maritime combat power. With its effective warfare capability and versatility, it can be deployed rapidly anywhere in the world, either independently or as part of a Canadian or international coalition. The CSC will be able to deploy for many months with a limited logistic footprint.
The CSC will be able to conduct a broad range of tasks, including:
- Delivering decisive combat power at sea;
- Supporting the Canadian Armed Forces, and Canada’s Allies ashore;
- Conducting counter-piracy, counter-terrorism, interdiction and embargo operations for medium intensity operations; and
- Delivering humanitarian aid, search and rescue, law and sovereignty enforcement for regional engagements.
The ship’s capability suite includes:
- Four integrated management systems, one each for the combat system, platform systems, bridge and navigation systems and a cyber-defence system;
- A digital beam forming Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar (the SPY-7 by Lockheed Martin) and solid state illuminator capability;
- The USN Cooperative Engagement Capability system;
- A vertically launched missile system supporting long, short and close-in missile defence, long-range precision naval fires support and anti-ship engagements;
- A 127mm main gun system and dual 30mm gun mounts;
- A complete electronic warfare and countermeasures suite;
- A fully integrated underwater warfare system with bow-mounted sonar, towed low frequency active and passive sonar, lightweight torpedoes and decoys;
- Fully integrated communications, networking and data link capabilities; and
- A CH-148 Cyclone multi-role helicopter, multi-role boats and facilities for embarking remotely piloted systems.
- Length: 151.4 metres
- Beam: 20.75 metres
- Speed: 27 knots
- Displacement: 7,800 tonnes
- Navigational Draught: ~8m
- Range: 7000 nautical miles
- Class: 15 ships
- Accommodations: ~204
For more technical details on CSC, check out our in-depth article: