Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a contract by Thales Canada to deliver secure communications systems for two new Joint Support Ships (JSS), construction of which is currently underway at Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The JSS will be purpose-built, multi-role vessels, providing an important auxiliary function to the Royal Canadian Navy. In addition to replenishment at sea, they will support training and naval manoeuvres in addition to humanitarian operations, ensuring Canada’s continued safety and security at home and abroad. Some of the key factors that resulted in Rohde & Schwarz being awarded this contract include the independent company’s ability to engineer ship specific High Frequency (HF) broadband antenna designs. In addition, the company is known for reliability and high performance, as proven on the many vessels they have installed external communications systems on, including the German Navy’s auxiliary support ships.