DAG 2015 – Naval Systems Services

Joint Support Ship

New and Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To replace the Royal Canadian Navy’s current Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessels that have reached the end of their service lives as announced on 19 September 2014. It will provide Canada with a modern, task tailored, globally deployable, naval support capability. The Joint Support Ship project will address the essential requirement to maintain the fleet and helicopter support capability and will provide enhancements to joint capabilities. The Project will deliver two JSS with option for a third ship.

Requirements

The Joint Support Ship will provide at-sea support to a deployed Canadian Naval Task Group, limited sealift and support to operations ashore. In June 2013, Canada selected the German Berlin Class design as the basis for the Joint Support Ship. The Joint Support Ship’s capabilities will underpin Canada’s ability to deploy and sustain Canada’s naval forces worldwide for extended periods. The JSS will have a crew of up to 199 personnel plus its air detachment and mission personnel for a total of 239 onboard accommodations. The JSS will be capable of 20+ kts, with a range of 10800 nautical miles with ice edge capability to access Nanisivik Naval Facility in the summer navigation season. Its two dual-purpose RAS stations will provide 29 days support to a Canadian Naval Task Group for both fuel and supplies. The JSS will carry two organic CH 148 Cyclone maritime helicopters and will also provide second level maintenance capabilities for the Naval Task Group’s helicopters. It will be fitted with self-protection systems such as Degaussing, NIXIE torpedo decoy, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear, Close-In Weapons Systems, Electronic Support Measures and Naval Remote Weapons System. The JSS medical facilites will include a NATO Role 2E capabilities to support an array of operations including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The JSS basic Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence systems will contribute to the maritime domain awareness. The Joint Support Ship will also have robust cargo transfer systems for mission payloads to include cranes and Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2020
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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