Thales Canada has been awarded a contract to deliver the interdepartmental maritime integrated command, control and communications (IMIC3) project.

Commander C3 is a low-risk, cost-effective system that addresses the technical and interoperability challenges associated with cooperation and coordination among Canadian police, coast guard, and naval authorities.

The project will integrate Department of National Defence and Canadian Coastguard assets to deliver a robust national command and control network for both units.

The IMIC3 solution, with 70 Commander C3 nodes integrated through a satellite communications network, provides seamless near real-time coverage of all areas of operation, including the Arctic.

The solution will provide coordination in tasks such as search and rescue, coastal surveillance, economic exclusion zone protection, and customs and immigration patrol.