DAG 2015 – Naval Systems Services

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New and Replace Existing Systems


To provide a satellite communications (SATCOM) fit to Halifax, Kingston and Queenston Class ships that will meet class-specific Information Exchange Requirements (IERs), with an initial look to the year 2020, as well as meet interoperability requirements of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Allies.


The Maritime Satellite Communications Upgrade (MSCU) Project will contribute to providing wideband SATCOM operational capability to RCN warships as the current SATCOM services can no longer meet the RCN’s IERs. Therefore, MSCU will transition the RCN from a single-source, non-assured access, commercial satellite service to a combination of assured government owned and operated satellite services, with commercial alternatives. The proposed satellite communications equipment will ensure secure satellite communications connectivity well into the future and will represent a necessary improvement over the current fit.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Contract Award
  • 2018
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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