Makes sense, the major European players are included plus one American:
Results of pre-qualification process for Canadian Surface Combatant
Public Services and Procurement Canada today announced the results of the pre-qualification process, the first step in the competitive procurement process to select a Combat Systems Integrator and a Warship Designer for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).
For the Combat Systems Integrator, the pre-qualified firms are:
- Atlas Elektronik GmbH
- DCNS SA
- Lockheed Martin Canada [bets?]
- Saab Australia Pty Ltd.
- Selex ES S.p.A.
- Thales Nederland B.V.
- ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH
For the Warship Designer, the pre-qualified firms are:
- Alion-JJMA Corp.[US]
- BAE Systems Surface Ships Limited [UK]
- DCNS SA [France]
- Fincantieri S.p.A. Naval Vessels Business Unit [Italy]
- Navantia SA [Spain]
- Odense Maritime Technology [Denmark]
- ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH [Germany]
[See these earlier posts on “A Buyer’s Guide to the Frigate Market”.]
The next step in the CSC procurement process calls for industry engagement sessions between Canada, Irving Shipbuilding (as the CSC Prime Contractor) and the pre-qualified firms to develop the Request for Proposals documents. The outcome of these competitive solicitations will be the selection of a Combat Systems Integrator and a Warship Designer who will become first-tier subcontractors to Irving Shipbuilding for the CSC Definition Contract, through which the CSC design will be developed to a production-ready state. The Definition Contract should be awarded to Irving Shipbuilding by early 2017.
Via Philippe Lagassé at twitter.
But will the new government provide the bunch of money needed to get the 15 ships the RCN wants?
I’m pretty certain it’s beyond this government (as it was the previous one) seriously to answer this question of mine from well over two years ago:
See also for more context, not advocacy: