Alion submits final proposal for RCN’s Canadian Surface Combatant

13 August 2018 (Last Updated August 13th, 2018 15:24)

Alion Science and Technology’s wholly owned subsidiary Alion Canada has submitted the final proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant programme.

Alion submits final proposal for RCN’s Canadian Surface Combatant
A navy vessel. Credit: Business Wire

Alion Science and Technology’s wholly owned subsidiary Alion Canada has submitted the final proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant programme.

The company has submitted its final bid and compliance forms to the Government of Canada for the Royal Canadian Navy vessels, thereby marking a major milestone in the procurement of the surface combatant.

Alion Science and Technology chief operating officer Bruce Samuelsen said: “We provide a world-class combatant that is a proven, affordable, off-the-shelf solution.

“Our offering is focused on the Royal Canadian Navy’s stated requirements and will generate jobs and innovation across Canada.”

Samuelsen further said that the company is ready to work in collaboration with Irving Shipbuilding and the government to begin the production of the Canadian Surface Combatants and enable the vessels to set sail in the water as soon as possible.

“Our offering is focused on the Royal Canadian Navy’s stated requirements and will generate jobs and innovation across Canada.”

Canada selected a military-off-the-shelf (MOTS) procurement model to reduce costs, enhance delivery schedules and meet performance requirements.

Alion Canada’s ship design is based on the De Zeven Provinciën-class frigate, a Nato vessel developed and constructed by Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding.

The combat system solution provided by the company for the Canadian Surface Combatant is based on the upgraded capabilities provided by Atlas Elektronik and Hensoldt Sensors.

The Canadian Navy vessel has been designed to carry out a wide range of tasks, which include decisive combat power at sea and support during land operations; counter-piracy, counter-terrorism, interdiction and embargo operations for medium intensity operations; and the delivery of humanitarian aid, search-and-rescue, law and sovereignty enforcement for regional engagements.

The construction of the first Canadian Surface Combatant vessel is expected to commence in the early 2020s.

Last December, Alion submitted a proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant programme.