Irving Shipbuilding has awarded an implementation subcontract to L-3 MAPPS for the supply of the integrated platform management system (IPMS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of arctic / offshore patrol ships (AOPS).
Under the contract, L-3 MAPPS will be responsible for completing the design work carried out during the earlier project definition phase to build, integrate, test and deliver a modern IPMS for the new vessels.
L-3 MAPPS president Rangesh Kasturi said: "Further to our ongoing successful implementation of the Halifax-class frigates IPMS upgrade, we are very pleased to be working with Irving Shipbuilding on this new and very important Royal Canadian Navy project.
"Together with the RCN, we pioneered the concept of the IPMS more than 30 years ago and became a global leader with this Canadian technology."
L-3 MAPPS’s IPMS will offer monitoring and control of a ship’s propulsion, electrical, ancillary, auxiliary, and damage control machinery systems.
The IPM system features the battle damage control system, onboard team training system, equipment health monitoring system, and CCTV.
In addition, the system can be integrated with the ship’s combat management and navigation systems, allowing the crew to safely and effectively operate the ship for all mission requirements.
Under the $2.3bn DeWolf-class AOPS construction contract, Irving Shipbuilding will deliver six ice-capable offshore patrol ships to the Canadian Armed Forces.
Designed to play a critical role in protecting Canada’s offshore sovereignty in the Atlantic, Pacific and the Arctic, the new DeWolf-class AOPS will be equipped with advanced sensors, and will operate and support the new Cyclone naval helicopters.
The first AOPS vessel is expected to be delivered in 2018.