Naval combat and control systems

The Combat and Control System section provides engineering and operation test and evaluation expertise in the area of combat systems engineering. The section’s team has considerable in depth knowledge and experience in weapons and sensors of the Above Water Battlespace (AWB), the Underwater Battlespace (UWB), and Command, Control Communications, Computers and Information (C4I) warfare areas.

The Combat and Control System section includes both technical and operational expertise with many years of naval experience blended with specialist knowledge not developed within the military that allows us to better serve our clients. The section’s highly skilled, experienced and dedicated staff includes project management professionals, professional engineers, registered technologists, and naval systems specialists amongst our highly skilled, experienced and dedicated staff.

The Combat and Control System section provides this expertise from an engineering and operational perspective supporting technical, operational and tactical firings, modeling and simulation, operational test and evaluation and event reconstruction. Trial and shipboard engineering support is also provided to all class of ships of the Royal Canadian Navy and to the Victoria Class Submarines as well as the Fleet Maintenance Facilities (FMF's) of both coasts.

The Combat and Control System Section also provides the home for the In-Service Engineering Agent (ISEA) which provides test and evaluation services of the MK 48 Seasparrow Guided Missile System, to the NATO Seasparrow Project Office (NSPO) in Arlington, Virginia and the 13 country weapon system consortium, plus Japan and Chile.


Services and capabilities of the Combat and Control System section include:

  • Engineering support, testing and evaluation of new and in-service combat systems
  • Test and trials support of combat systems and electronic equipment
  • Support in the review of documentation and acceptance testing of naval equipment
  • Evaluation of data recording requirements for weapon firings and review of firing data for in-depth analysis
  • Engineering support for naval combat system simulators
  • Evaluation and testing of software and hardware installations, on site at naval test ranges
  • Ship infrared signature measurement and analysis
  • Testing and evaluation of fibre optic technology
  • Engineering testing and evaluation shipboard systems for Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) and Electro-Magnetic Compliance (EMC)
  • Evaluation support for event reconstruction, modeling and simulation operational analysis, and operational test and evaluation of naval combat systems
  • Evaluation and option analysis for new ships systems as well as for the upgrade of existing systems for DND
  • Weapons tactics development