Ultra has announced a contract award to commence work on the S2150-C Hull-Mounted Sonar (HMS) system for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program.
The award comes soon after Ultra’s recent award of a contract to provide the CSC Variable Depth Sonar (VDS).
These subcontracts move the development of CSC’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability from the program definition phase into the substantive manufacture and delivery of the vessels’ suite of sonars.
The S2150-C HMS system was originally designed for the UK Type 26 platform, the vessel design selected for the Canadian Surface Combatant and the Australian Hunter class frigates.
"Furthermore, due to the same HMS system family being present on the UK program as well as the Australian Hunter Class frigate program, Canadian suppliers will have the opportunity to be considered as suppliers to these programs, thus lifting the export potential Canadian industry as a result of CSC," Ultra said.