General Dynamics awarded three Land C4ISR contracts for Canadian Army
31 January 2019
General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada announced today that it was awarded three contracts – valued at $621.5 million – by the Government of Canada to support the Land Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for the Canadian Army. The three contracts include: Engineering and Integration, Software Support and Cyber Security Engineering Support.
Together with Calian, Scalar Decisions and DLS Technology Corporation, General Dynamics will offer the Canadian Army an improved ability to help protect the communications and information systems they depend on, while continuing to develop technologies that generate economic impact for Canada.
"General Dynamics has a long and proud history of working closely with the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Army – winning these programs means that we continue to be part of their future," said David Ibbetson, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems–International. "With these three contracts, we take seriously the faith that the Government of Canada has placed in us to deliver for Canada, the Canadian Army and our soldiers, while creating and sustaining jobs for years to come."
Part of every Canadian Army vehicle, weapons platform and headquarters, the Land C4ISR system helps to coordinate and conduct modern operations. Specifically:
- The Transition Software ISS Contract, valued at $197.75M, will provide support to software that helps integrate various data points such as GPS-based position reporting into a single system to allow for timely and informed decision-making.
- The Cyber Security Engineering ISS Contract, valued at $56.50M, supports the protection of the Land C4ISR data systems from theft of, and damage to the information they contain.
- The Engineering and Integration ISS Contract, valued as $367.25M, will ensure the Land C4ISR system is fully integrated.