MDA to Support RCN Submarine Training
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd announced that it has signed a contract valued at over $16 million with the RCN to provide in-service support for training and maintenance of the Victoria-class Trainers located at CFB Halifax, used to train personnel on operating and maintaining Victoria-class Submarines. Contributing directly to Canada's domestic security capability, the submarines also support Canadian Arctic and maritime sovereignty. The contract is of four -year duration, with options for an additional two years.
The use of training simulators improves safety decision-making skills during realistic mission scenarios, in a costeffective and timely manner. MDA has been providing in-service training and maintenance support on the Victoria-class Trainers since 2009.
Don Osborne, the vice president responsible for this business said, "MDA is pleased to have been selected as the winning bidder for this contract…In-service support and training systems were identified in the Jenkins report as Key Indus-