Lock­heed Martin Canada Rec­og­nizes Sea­s­pan's Vic­to­ria Ship­yards

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Lock­heed Martin Canada granted its first sup­plier ex­cel­lence award to Sea­s­pan's Vic­to­ria Ship­yards for its out­stand­ing work and con­tri­bu­tion to the RCN's Hal­i­fax-class frigate mod­ern­iza­tion pro­gram.

As part of its mid-life up­grade pro­gram, the Navy awarded Lock­heed Martin's Ottawa-based Mission Sys­tems and Train­ing (MST) busi­ness a con­tract in 2008 to in­te­grate the com­bat man­age­ment sys­tem on all 12 Hal­i­fax-class frigates, in­clud­ing radars, ma­jor crit­i­cal sen­sors, com­mand and con­trol sys­tems, the op­er­a­tions room, and a suite of sim­u­la­tion and train­ing sys­tems.

Un­der con­tract to Lock­heed Martin, Sea­s­pan has man­aged the dis­as­sem­bly and re­moval of le­gacy sys­tems, the retro­fit and ren­o­va­tion of space on-board, and the in­stal­la­tion of new sys­tems and sen­sors for the five west-coast based frigates.

Work com­pleted on Canada's frigates is pro­vid­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to ex­pand the pro­gram in­ter­na­tion­ally. Lock­heed Martin Canada signed a $180 mil­lion con­tract in May 2014 to sup­ply the com­bat equip­ment to mod­ern­ize New Zealand's Te Kaha and Te Mana An­zac-class frigates. The first New Zealand frigate slated for mod­ern­iza­tion is ex­pected to ar­rive at Sea­s­pan's Vic­to­ria Ship­yards in mid-2016, con­tin­gent on a con­tract be­ing fi­nal­ized this year.

"It is re­ward­ing to be rec­og­nized for the work we do for the Royal Canadian Navy," said Brian Carter, Pres­i­dent, Sea­s­pan Ship­yards. "We are grate­ful to Lock­heed Martin Canada for be­stow­ing on us its sup­plier ex­cel­lence award for our work on the Hal­i­fax-class mod­ern­iza­tion pro­gram. Our con­tri­bu­tion has ben­e­fited from a strong work­ing re­la­tion­ship with Lock­heed Martin Canada, the un­wa­ver­ing com­mit­ment of our Vic­to­ria Ship­yards trades­men and man­age­ment, and an ef­fec­tive work­ing re­la­tion­ship at the ship­yard with the Royal Canadian Navy."

The sup­plier ex­cel­lence award rec­og­nizes sup­pli­ers and sub-con­trac­tors who demon­strate su­pe­rior de­liv­ery, spirit of col­lab­o­ra­tion, and abil­ity to ex­ceed cus­tomer ex­pec­ta­tions.

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