Canada confirms Type 26 frigate selection

08 February 2019

Canada has confirmed the selection of a Lockheed Martin Canada-led industry team to deliver the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) next surface combatant using a design based on BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS).

Announced on 8 February, the move has been accompanied by an initial CAN185 million (USD139.5 million) contract award to Irving Shipbuilding for the design phase of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme. Lockheed Martin Canada – partnered with BAE Systems, CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA, and Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems under the banner of Canada’s Combat Ship Team – has in turn been contracted by Irving Shipbuilding.

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