L3Harris to provide communications system for Canada’s surface combatant

Lockheed Martin Canada has awarded L3Harris Technologies a contract to provide the integrated communications system for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).

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As informed, the system developed by L3Harris will be installed to enhance situational awareness, operational efficiency and safety aboard RCN vessels. 

According to the firm, it aligns with the ship’s primary mission objectives and contributes to overall effectiveness in maritime operations.

This initiative aligns with the Canadian NSS, representing a cornerstone in modernizing Canada’s naval fleet by constructing Type 26 combat ships.

“This award underscores L3Harris’ steadfast partnership with Lockheed Martin Canada and validates our reputation for delivering dependable solutions,” said Anthony Nigara, President, Maritime, L3Harris.

“Our Integrated Communications System is a testament to our commitment to advancing technology and innovation, ensuring unparalleled reliability, effectiveness and seamless connectivity crucial for modern naval operations.”

“Contracting with L3Harris to provide the Integrated Communications System demonstrates our commitment to providing the best domestic mission-critical capabilities to the Canadian Navy,” said Devon Rodgers, Director Canada Programs, Lockheed Martin Canada.

“This technology provides the future CSC a secure and capable platform to ensure connectivity across the fleet.”

With Irving Shipbuilding leading the construction efforts under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Lockheed Martin Canada is at the helm of the design team, collaborating with L3Harris to integrate  systems in Canada. 

Initial deliveries for the first three ships of the 15-vessel program are slated to commence in 2027.