The objective of this report is to provide a cost estimate of the CSC program. The Halifax-Class Modernization program is a highly complex and collaborative effort between the Government of Canada and more than 30 companies within the Canadian defence industry. July 2017HMCS Ville de Québec completed acceptance trials. The class is the outcome of the Canadian Patrol Frigate Project, which dates to the mid-1970s. [1] HMCS Halifax was the first of an eventual twelve Canadian-designed and Canadian-built vessels which combine traditional anti-submarine capabilities with systems to deal with surface and air threats as well. [20] The speed of the vessels in the class increased to over 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) following the FELEX upgrades.[21]. The Royal Canadian Navy’s 12 Canadian-built Halifax-class multi-role patrol frigates have reached the middle of their life and are undergoing a refit. The Halifax-Class Modernization program is on-budget and currently expected to cost $4.3 billion. The Halifax class currently use the RIM-162 Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM), instead of the obsolete RIM-7 Sea Sparrow. December 17HMCS Toronto completed acceptance trials. 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CMS 330 is not only proving itself on Canada’s HALIFAX Class Frigates, but it is also the backbone of the technical solution for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade, as well as the command and surveillance management system for Canada’s new Arctic O-Shore Patrol Ships (AOPS). The construction phase of the program was completed in November 2016. The contract was awarded for 10 years, with options to extend it out to 22 years and covers ships on assigned to either coast. For more than three decades, Lockheed Martin Canada has demonstrated its capability and commitment to the Royal Canadian Navy as the Prime Contractor and Combat System Integrator for the HALIFAX Class Frigates. [5][7] Using their gas turbines, the ships have a range of 3,930 nautical miles (7,280 km; 4,520 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph). In addition to fresh and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and cutting-edge, time-lapse sequences, the show harkens back through RCN film archives to show two of the ships being launched in the early 1990s, and one of the current commanding officers as a young lieutenant, interviewed on the bridge wing of HMCS Vancouver during its maiden re-positioning voyage from Halifax to Victoria more than two decades ago. The 12 Halifax-class frigates, commissioned between 1992 and 1996, form the backbone of the RCN. [6], As built, the decoy system comprises two BAE Systems Shield Mark 2 decoy launchers which fire chaff to 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) and infrared rockets to 169 metres (185 yd) in distraction, confusion and centroid seduction modes. Nine of the 12 ships were constructed at the Saint John shipyards in Saint John, New Brunswick and three ships at Marine Industries Shipyards in Sorel. [30] The system was first used by the Halifax class on deployments to Operation Reassurance in 2012.[30]. Late 2014The first modernized frigate re-entered service. Because it is th… Photo des Forces canadiennes : Jacek Szymanski, Marine royale canadienne. We use cookies to personalise content and ads. [26], The Halifax class were fitted with the Multi Ammunition Softkill System (MASS) developed by Rheinmetall. The Pathfinder Mark II is designed to provide a modern and flexible navigation tool. The Smart-S Mk2 is a 3D multibeam radar which can detect hostile targets in near-shore environments. Upgrades to the existing Halifax class with such a system would likely be difficult since the APAR requires its own mast and might make the Halifax-class design top-heavy. NCSM Winnipeg et les navires du 1er Groupe de la Force navale permanente de réaction de l’OTAN se mettent en place pour une séance de photo dans l’océan Indien à la fin d’un exercice naval interarmées de deux jours en avril 2009. [5][7] For anti-aircraft self-defence the ships are armed with the Sea Sparrow vertical launch surface-to-air missile in two Mk 48 Mod 0 eight-cell launchers placed to port and starboard of the funnel. Saint John Shipbuilding is the prime contractor for the Halifax Class frigate or Canadian Patrol Frigate programme. The costs include $2,758 million for acquisition and $3,528 million for in-service support. This system was augmented by the Maritime Satellite Communications Upgrade (MSCU), featuring the AN/USC-69(V3) antenna installed on the hangar top. L’équipe de commandement et le Commandant Josee Kurtz du NCSM Halifax s’amarrent bord à bord avec le NCSM Athabaskan pour participer à une importante séance d’information sur l’Op Hestia en route vers Haïti le 16 janvier 2010, Le matelot de 1re classe (Mat 1) Ulric Ferguson (au premier plan) et le Mat 1 Jenigab Arte examinent le radar sur la passerelle du NCSM REGINA lors de l'opération Artemis dans la mer d'Arabie, le 13 novembre 2012. Three of these factors - the pre-production costs, the production costs and the project-wide costs were extracted from the 2019 update on the costs of the CSC produced by the Office of the Parliamentary Budgetary Officer (PBO).These cost estimates were developed by the PBO using costing software and … [8], The Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) from L-3 MAPPS provides systems management. Photo : Caporal Rick Ayer, Services d'imagerie de la formation, Halifax (Nouvelle-Écosse), Le matelot-chef Chris Joyce (à gauche), le matelot de 1re classe (Mat 1) Curtis Gilles et le Mat 1 Andrew Sherk (à droite) effectuent des travaux d'entretien du système d'appontage lors de l'opération Artemis, dans la mer d'Arabie, le 3 novembre 2012. Still others will be rolled into the ships’ maintenance efforts. The ships have a helicopter deck fitted with a "bear trap" system allowing the launch and recovery of helicopters in up to sea state 6. In November 2008, a Lockheed Martin Canada-led team including Saab AB, Elisra, IBM Canada, CAE Professional Services, L-3 Electronic Systems and xwave, was awarded the contract. The sonar suite includes the CANTASS Canadian Towed Array and GD-C AN/SQS-510 hull mounted sonar and incorporates an acoustic range prediction system. Find out with this Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) documentary on the Halifax Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension project. An RCN commodore and three commanding officers walk through the process, from the fine details to the big picture. The Halifax-Class Modernization program is on-budget and currently expected to cost $4.3 billion. The costs include $2,758 million for acquisition and $3,528 million for in-service support. NCSM Halifax vogue dans la mer des Caraïbes au large de Jacmel, en Haïti, à l’occasion de l’Op Hestia le 18 février 2010. [needs update], In October 2011 the Canadian government launched the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy which aims to replace the Halifax class, as well as the capabilities of the Iroquois-class destroyers, with up to 15 new warships under the Canadian Surface Combatant. Fleetway, which is the prime contractor providing in-service support to the Halifax-class frigates, will benefit from access to a range of BAE Systems digital capabilities, including its expertise in configuration management, obsolescence management, and digital twinning. The modernized Halifax-class frigates will serve as a bridge to the future fleet and, along with Kingston-class Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels and Victoria-class submarines, will allow the Navy to continue to deliver on its core mission until the arrival of the Canadian Surface Combatants. [10] SHINPADS was developed by Sperry Computer Systems in Winnipeg. Photo : Caporal Rick Ayer, Services d'imagerie de la formation, Halifax (Nouvelle-Écosse), Le matelot de 2e classe Michael Wilson (à gauche) et le matelot de 1re classe Derek Rowlands (à droite), mécaniciens navals, réparent un tuyau souple de carburant à bord du NCSM REGINA lors de l'opération Artemis, dans la mer d'Arabie, le 9 novembre 2012. Photo : Caporal Rick Ayer, Services d'imagerie de la formation, Halifax (Nouvelle-Écosse), Le matelot de 3e classe (Mat 3) David Blanchard (à gauche) et le Mat 3 Chris Durkin, mécaniciens navals, assemblent des tuyaux dans l'un des compartiments moteur du NCSM REGINA lors de l'opération Artemis, dans la mer d'Arabie, le 6 novembre 2012. Combat System Integration: $1.601 billion completed of $1.572 billion as of May 2018. Saab provided 26 CEROS 200 Fire Control Directors. The new ships are supposed to eventually supplant the existing 12 Halifax-class frigates, which the Royal Canadian Navy received in the 1990s and … The 12 Canadian-built multi-role patrol frigates are considered the backbone of the RCN and can deploy anywhere in the world – with NATO or with individual allied nations. The Halifax class also carries a close-in anti-submarine weapon in the form of the Mark 46 torpedo, launched from twin Mark 32 Mod 9 torpedo tubes in launcher compartments either side of the forward end of the helicopter hangar. The modernization includes passive and active weapons, radars, and new combat architecture. The ESSM gives a greater range against anti-ship missiles and enemy aircraft. Name: European multi-purpose frigate Halifax-class; Type: Frigate: Guided missile frigate: Origin: France/Italy: Canada: Produced: 2007: 1992: Unit cost: 670 million $ MASS is a fully computerized countermeasure. [8], As built the Halifax-class vessels deployed the CH-124 Sea King helicopter, which acted in concert with shipboard sensors to seek out and destroy submarines at long distances from the ships. We use cookies to personalise content and ads. As a result the frigates were built in two batches of six each sometimes referred to as the 'Montreal' and 'Halifax' batches. The Government of Canada announced on 5 July 2007 a $3.1 billion refit program for the Halifax class which would take place from 2010–2018 and extend the ships' service lives through to the 2030s. The ship is also fitted with Raytheon AN/SPS-49(V)5 long-range active air search radar operating at C and D bands, Ericsson HC150 Sea Giraffe medium-range air and surface search radar operating at G and H bands, and Kelvin Hughes Type 1007 I-band navigation radar. Some of the prime companies involved in this program are: The project includes the modernization and refitting of the fleet with state-of-the-art upgrades such as: More information on the Halifax-class Canadian Patrol Frigate. [12][14] The construction phase of the program on the east coast was completed on 29 November 2016 when the final east coast ship, Toronto, was handed back to the Royal Canadian Navy at Halifax. )[16] CMS330 is a development of SHINPADS. The Department of National Defence (DND) assisted the New Zealand Ministry of Defence with their decision to upgrade the combat systems on their ANZAC-class ships. [7] A Raytheon/General Dynamics Phalanx Mark 15 Mod 21 Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) is mounted on top of the helicopter hangar for "last-ditch" defence against targets that evade the Sea Sparrow. Some projects will be conducted wholly within FELEX, while others will be stand-alone projects that receive independent funding. December 2014HMCS Fredericton, the first modernized ship, deployed in an operational theatre using new capabilities. In the documentary, RCN sailors explain why the frigates needed upgrading, the complexity of the task, and the meticulously planned and executed engineering challenges. The Department of National Defence requested a tender to provide a naval remote weapon system (NRWS) defence capability to the Halifax and Iroquois classes. 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