Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia will build and integrate the low-frequency active and passive towed-array sonar system and the company’s next-generation hull-mounted sonar aboard the future Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), Ultra officials announced.
Ultra also will lead the integration of these underwater sensors with sonobuoys and other capabilities for wide-area underwater battlespace surveillance aboard the future Canadian naval surface warship.
The Canadian Surface Combatant, based on the British Royal Navy Type 26 frigate, will replace Canada’s Halifax-class frigate and Iroquois-class destroyer. A team of Lockheed Martin Canada in Ottawa and BAE Systems Maritime in Glasgow, Scotland will start building as many as 15 Canadian Surface Combatant in the early 2020s.
Ultra is the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) lead for the Canadian Surface Combatant. Also on the Lockheed Martin-BAE Systems team are CAE, L-3 Technologies, and MDA. The Canadian Surface Combatant will be designed for high-end ASW, and will be able to perform several different global missions.
For more information contact Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems online at www.ultra-ms.com.