Canada’s Government has awarded three contracts in support of the Canadian Army’s Land command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system.
With a total value of $621.5m, the contracts have been awarded to General Dynamics (GD) Mission Systems-Canada.
The company will work with companies Calian, Scalar Decisions and DLS Technology Corporation to deliver engineering and integration, software, and cyber security engineering support.
General Dynamics Mission Systems–International vice-president and general manager David Ibbetson said: “General Dynamics has a long and proud history of working closely with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Army, winning these programmes means that we continue to be part of their future.
“With these three contracts, we take seriously the faith that the Government of Canada has placed in us to deliver for Canada, the Canadian Army and our soldiers while creating and sustaining jobs for years to come.”
Valued at $197.75m, the Transition Software ISS contract will focus on helping to bring together data points such as GPS-based position reporting into one platform. This integration into a single system is expected to aid in making timely and informed decisions.
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Worth $56.50m, the second contract is known as Cyber Security Engineering ISS will help safeguard the Land C4ISR data systems from theft or harm to the information.
The third $367.25m Engineering and Integration ISS contract will enable complete integration of the Land C4ISR system.
The Land C4ISR system is part of every Canadian Army vehicle, weapons platform and headquarters to manage and perform operations.