A team led by Lockheed Martin Canada, which is bidding a derivative of the United Kingdom’s Type 26 frigate, has been downselected to deliver the design and combat system for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) next-generation surface combatant.
Canada’s Combat Ship Team – comprising Lockheed Martin Canada, BAE Systems, CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA, and Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems – was confirmed by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) on 19 October as the preferred bidder for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). The CSC acquisition projects the construction of up to 15 ships, to be built by Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to replace the RCN’s 12 Halifax-class frigates and the now-retired Iroquois-class destroyers.
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