Fleetway and Irving Shipbuilding have announced a $15 million contract to Halifax-based Bluedrop Training & Simulation (Booth 1215) for the design of the training and simulation software for the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) vessels under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
To date, more than $1 billion in AOPS contracts have been delivered to more than 190 Canadian companies, creating jobs and economic impact across Canada, including over $405 million in contracts to Nova Scotia companies.
The AOPS vessels, currently under construction at the Halifax Shipyard, are the first ships to be built under the combat vessels package of the shipbuilding contract. The NSS is designed to create a future of certainty for Canada’s shipbuilding industry and the companies that support it. Bluedrop is a Canadian-owned small business with more than 35 years' experience working with Canada’s Armed Forces.