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  • 20 February 2020
    Industry news

    Last week, ground was broken on a new expansion to Rolls-Royce’s Centre of Excellence for Naval Handling equipment in Peterborough, Ontario. The company welcomed Minister Maryam Monsef, MP for Peterborough-Kawartha, Dave Smith, Member of the Provincial Parliament, and Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien to break ground on the new facility. “We are pleased to welcome Minister […]

  • 6 June 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government has extended the deadline for Canadian Surface Combatant bidders who previously said they didn’t have enough time to prepare. This is second time the submission deadline is postponed after the original April 27, 2017, deadline was moved to June 22, 2017. The current deadline is expected to be no sooner than mid-August 2017. The […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Canadian government has confirmed that the Canadian Surface Combatant program is not at “very high risk”. Reacting to media reports about the CSC program being in trouble, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces released a statement repudiating such claims. The statement underscores that the project is currently in the definition phase. This phase includes examining […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian government representatives today announced a “streamlined and transparent procurement approach” which promises to deliver the Canadian Surface Combatant to the Royal Canadian Navy up to two years sooner than originally planned. The CAD$26 billion project will replace the country’s Iroquois-class destroyers and Halifax-class frigates. Under the refined procurement approach, Canada will select an existing warship design to modify, […]

  • 28 October 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government has started one of the country’s largest and most complex procurement projects by announcing the start of a design competition for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) fleet. Irving Shipbuilding, the prime contractor for the project, released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for pre-qualified companies. As it was announced earlier in the year, the future combatants will be […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Three teams of bidders have submitted their final proposals for the construction of a fleet of new frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy under the Canadian Surface Combatant Program. The companies received feedback to revise their proposals in May and the deadline for the final bids to be submitted was Friday last week. A total […]

  • 29 May 2019
    Industry news, Vessels

    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 […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government and Irving Shipbuilding announced they are extending the submission deadline by which interested shipbuilders are to submit their design bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant fleet. This is the third time the request for proposal deadline is being postponed; this time to November 30, 2017. The original deadline was set for April 27, […]

  • 20 February 2019

    Ultra Electronics is part of the winning Canadian Surface Combatant team.

  • 8 February 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian government has officially signed a contract with Irving Shipbuilding and the BAE Systems-Lockheed Martin team for the construction of Canada’s future surface combatants. The contract was signed on February 7 after the BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship design was selected in October 2018. Negotiations between the government and Irving Shipbuilder as […]

  • 19 October 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian government and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. have selected the BAE Systems’ Type 26 frigate design for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Canadian Surface Combatants. In an announcement on Friday, the government said it would now enter a “due diligence process” with Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. as prime contractor before awarding the final design and […]

  • 16 November 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announces an industry engagement session for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project. The CSC is one of the projects of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) and is intended to provide Canada with modern replacements for the Royal […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Canada will not be be accepting an outside offer which promised up to $32 billion in savings on the construction of the Canadian Surface Combatant fleet.  Responding to media reports about a bid proposed by French Naval Group and Italian Fincantieri, offering to build 15 frigates based on the FREMM design for a fixed price of […]

  • 30 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy’s last Iroquois destroyer, HMCS Athabaskan, departed Halifax Harbour on March 29 for the final time, Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) said.  Having been in service for more than 44 years, the ship will be scrapped at Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. HMCS Athabaskan will be dismantled by Ontario-based Marine Recycling Corporation. In January, the company […]

  • 31 March 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Royal Canadian Navy has picked HMCS Montréal for ‘X-ship’ – a program designed to advance innovative naval concepts in all areas of warship deployment, crewing and sustainment. For the next five years, Montréal will have this additional role along with its regular naval requirements. Lieutenant-Commander Lorraine Sammut, Senior Staff Officer Operations at the New Capability Introduction Detachment […]

  • 24 June 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    An updated estimate of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program indicates that the Canadian government is poised to pay C$8 billion more than initially expected to acquire a fleet of 15 new frigates. According to the government’s new budget officer report, the total cost of the CSC program is C$69.8 billion (US$52.7 billion) over 26 […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Canadian Government awarded a contract for the construction of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to Irving Shipbuilding Inc as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). This contract, valued at $2.3 billion, marks the start of the construction phase under the NSPS. The AOPS build contract will sustain approximately 1,000 jobs at Irving Shipbuilding as […]

  • 12 November 2019

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched at Halifax Shipyard on November 10, 2019. The 103-meter future HMCS Margaret Brooke transitioned from Halifax Shipyard’s land level facility to a submersible barge on November 8, 2019, and launched in the Bedford Basin two days later. […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canada’s government has awarded an in-service support contract to Fleetway Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Halifax-class of frigates.

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates will be maintained by three different shipyards following a government contract announcement on Thursday. The contract was held by Irving Shipbuilding since 2011 but the company will now have to share work on the frigates with Chantier Davie Canada Inc. and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards. The combined value of the three contracts […]

  • 24 May 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard is to join the navy in operating arctic and offshore patrol ships (AOPS) after the government awarded a two-ship contract to Halifax-based shipbuilder Irving Shipbuilding. Irving is already building six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy, with the first unit in the class, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, already in water […]

  • 19 September 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montréal arrived in Western Europe on September 18 for three months of exercises with European and NATO partners. Deploying as part of the Royal Canadian Navy’s overarching deployment Neptune Trident 17-02, HMCS Montréal is to take part in the US-led ballistic missile defense drill Formidable Shield, which is being held in Scottish waters […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of Canadian National Defence, yesterday announced the successful modernization of the first four Halifax-Class frigates. The Halifax-class modernization/frigate equipment life extension (HCM/FELEX) is a $4.3 billion program to upgrade and enhance the existing fleet. The program has remained on budget and is scheduled […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian officials announced February 22 that a new expert advisor has been elected to assist on the $26.2 billion “Canadian Surface Combatant” shipbuilding programme under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Through the NSPS, the Government is supporting the renewal of the Canada Coast Guard fleet, and ensuring that the Royal Canadian Navy is able to operate […]

  • 19 January 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Ontario-based Marine Recycling Corporation has landed a CAD$5.7 million contract for the disposal of former Royal Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Athabaskan. The Canadian government announced the contract on January 18, adding that it includes towing to the contractor’s facility located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, demilitarization of equipment, remediation of hazardous waste and recycling of any […]

  • 11 December 2019
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    US defense contractor Lockheed Martin recently signed an agreement with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia to equip five new F-110 multimission frigates and their land-based test site with Lockheed Martin’s first naval installation of its solid state S-band radar. The five new frigates will be built by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia under a 4.3 billion euro ($4.9 billion) […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Irving Shipbuilding celebrated the start of production of Canada’s First Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS) at its Halifax Shipyard. Delivery of the first HMCS Harry DeWolf-class ship is expected in 2018. Production has begun on two units for the centre section of the first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship. The ship is the first of up to 21 […]

  • 17 September 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding launched the Canadian Navy’s first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, in a ceremony on September 15. At 103 meters and 6,615 tons, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years, according to the shipbuilder. The ship was […]

  • 2 March 2017

    Royal Canadian Navy’s last Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan is set to be decommissioned at the Canadian Forces Base Halifax on March 10, after 44 years of service. The destroyer returned to her homeport on March 1 after completing the final underway of her career. During the underway, HMCS Athabaskan conducted its last foreign port visit to Bermuda […]