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Ultra secures CSC contract for Canadian Navy program

The firm has been tasked with supporting the Canadian Navy's anti-submarine warfare program.

The firm has been tasked with supporting the Canadian Navy's anti-submarine warfare program.

Ultra has announced it has secured a contract to commence work on the key variable depth sonar (VDS) system for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, referred to as the Towed Low Frequency Active Sonar (TLFAS).


This marks the program’s transition from the definition phase into the full manufacture and delivery of the vessel’s suite of sonars.

The TLFAS, designed for the detection and tracking of stealthy submarines in challenging ocean environments, is expected to enhance Canada’s anti-submarine warfare assets.

“Ultra recognises our responsibility to provide, through CSC, the highest possible level of ASW capability to the Royal Canadian Navy,” Bernard Mills, president of Ultra Maritime Sonar Systems, said.

“We are therefore immensely proud of this contract award, especially because it is grounded in Canadian innovation and ingenuity, and because it will be an enduring driver of both operational capability and national industrial benefit.

“Most importantly, this is not just a success for Ultra but is one for the entire CSC enterprise, and I want to thank our strong partners in Lockheed Martin Canada, Irving Shipbuilding Inc., and all our peers on the CSC team who are as dedicated as we are to the delivery of a world-class naval capability to Canada, built by Canadians.”


Anita Anand, Canada’s Minister of Public Services and Procurement, added, “As we work to build the future fleet of the Royal Canadian Navy, we are pleased to see companies like Ultra stepping up to provide leading-edge technology for our shipbuilding projects.

“The National Shipbuilding Strategy continues to provide opportunities for Canadian businesses of all sizes, from coast to coast to coast.”

 [Related: Lockheed Martin offers F-35 to Canadian Air Force]

Ultra secures CSC contract for Canadian Navy program
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