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Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems has today been awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin Canada to provide hull-mounted sonar systems for the first three ships of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) frigate programme. The contract was valued at US$19.5m, and work on the contract will take place at Ultra’s facility in Dartmouth, Canada.

Irving Shipbuilding is the prime contractor for the CSC programme, with 15 frigates planned under the programme, at an estimated cost of US$56-60Bn. It represents Canada’s largest military shipbuilding programme since WWII. Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for design and integration work, and operates as part of a consortium of companies who were part of the winning bid team, including:

  • BAE Systems
  • CAE
  • L3 Harris
  • MDA
  • Ultra Electronics

The winning bid was selected on 8 February 2022, and is based on BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship frigate design.