CAE secures work on design phase of Canadian Surface Combatant program

Montreal-based CAE announced it has received a contract from Lockheed Martin to begin work on the design phase of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ship program.

During the design phase over the next several years, CAE will support combat systems training needs analysis and training media analysis that will contribute to the overall CSC training system design.

In addition, the company will provide human factors engineering and professional services to input to the design of critical spaces aboard the ship as well as support the establishment of an integrated data environment.

“We are excited to begin work with Lockheed Martin Canada on this critical program for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Irving Shipbuilding’s Canadian Surface Combatant program team,” said Joe Armstrong, CAE’s vice president of business operations, said.

The Type 26 frigate design pitched by Lockheed Martin Canada and BAE Systems was picked by prime contractor and shipbuilder Irving Shipbuilding in February 2019. Irving is overseeing CSC design development efforts and will build all 15 CSC ships at its Halifax Shipyard.

In addition to CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada is supported in its role by L3 Technologies, MDA, and Ultra Electronics.

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