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August 23, 2022

GD and CDW Canada to strengthen CAF’s command and control capability

The companies will jointly deliver the Network Command and Control Integrated Situational Awareness Capability.

General Dynamics (GD) Mission Systems–Canada, a General Dynamics subsidiary, and CDW Canada have secured a contract to provide an integrated situational awareness solution to the Canadian Department of National Defence.  

Under the multi-year contract, the companies will jointly deliver the Network Command and Control Integrated Situational Awareness Capability (Net C2 ISAC) to the department.

The integrated capability will help the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with effective command and control operations, including monitoring IT services.

CDW Canada vice-president and general manager Ginette Adragna said: “From here on out, commanders can help fulfil CAF’s mandates knowing they will be supported in real-time through full access to their IT services.”

Through economic development investments by General Dynamics, the Net C2 ISAC programme will ensure a modernised Canadian defence capability in the areas of Cyber Resilience and Artificial Intelligence.

General Dynamics Mission Systems–International vice-president and general manager Joel Houde said: “As network topologies grow more complex, more integrated, and more influenced by emerging operational needs, our contribution to Net C2 ISAC will ensure that commanders benefit from coherent, consistent, real-time, integrated, and relevant access to the health of their IT services.

“As a trusted capability provider with an extensive understanding of cyber resilience, multi-layer network security, and interoperability, we look forward to working with CDW, and continuing our legacy of helping the CAF achieve their operational requirements.”

CDW Canada, a subsidiary of CDW Corporation, delivers software, networking, unified communications, data centre, and mobility solutions.

In 2019, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada won three contracts, worth $621.5m, to support the Canadian Army’s land command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance system.   

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