A team led by General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada has been contracted to deliver a major anti-submarine warfare (ASW) upgrade for the Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN's) 12 Halifax-class frigates.
The Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) is designed to provide the Halifax-class ships with an improved ASW capability through the upgrade and/or replacement of the components of the underwater warfare sensor suite. The intention is to restore a tactical advantage over threat submarines, and provide improved survivability against underwater weapons.
The scope of the UWSU programme covers the delivery of an integrated system that replaces the current towed array sensor and sonobuoy processing system, adds additional active intercept sensors, and improves the processing and transmission control system of the existing AN/SQS-510 hull-mounted sonar.
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