Lockheed Martin and Alion Canada’s bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant programme have been followed on 30 November and 1 December by offerings from Navantia and Naval Group and Fincantieri, respectively, with all participants offering significant engagement with Canadian industry.
Lockheed Martin Canada’s proposal, based around BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship and including involvement from a ‘pan-Canadian team’ including CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA, and Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems, focuses on sustained job creation and development of technology domestically in Canada, with potential export opportunities.
Alion Canada, which has teamed with Damen Shipbuilding, Atlas Elektronik, and Hensoldt, is offering a design based on the Royal Netherlands Navy’s air defence and command frigate (Luchtverdedigings- en commandofregat: LCF).
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