That deal is for the initial phase of design work for the Canadian Surface Combatant ship
's Electronic Warfare system.
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Naval Sea Systems Command recently performed demonstrations of high-energy lasers aboard a moving surface combatant ship
, as well as against remotely piloted aircraft.
The RMV can be launched and controlled remotely from forward-deployed surface combatants, or it can be launched without a host combatant ship
for coastal defense, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to support a force without a surface combatant infrastructure.
The Navy is developing a new destroyer, the DD(X), to serve as a next-generation multimission surface combatant ship
. It will provide advanced land attack capability to support forces ashore and contribute to military dominance in shallow coastal water environments.
has been 'warded a cost plus award fee contract to be the system integrator for the DD (X), the US Navy's next-generation surface combatant ship
. The contract is expected to total $1.36 B over the next three years.
The book was drafted before the National government's commitment to major capital projects announced in late 1998, which included the acquisition of F-16s, a major upgrade of army equipment and the deferral of a third surface combatant ship
, and the new Labour-Alliance administration's decision to review these decisions.
Scott Leslie, Director General of Large Combatant Ship
Construction at Public Services and Procurement Canada, said the evaluation of the bids, which started in the summer, continues to proceed as scheduled.
Melinda Matheny, the daughter of a retired Supply Corps officer, attended college on a full Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship, was commissioned in the Supply Corps, and became the first female Supply Corps officer to be assigned to a combatant ship
To replenish a combatant ship
at sea while it's under way is an independent process, a Navy-specific task and function.
"The budget lays out our future in the form of the Littoral Combatant Ship
(LCS), DD(X) [next generation destroyer], CVN 21, the Joint Strike fighter; unmanned vehicles in the air, on the surface, and under the sea; the Virginia-class submarine, SSGN [guided-missile submarine], and an array of advanced aircraft," said Clark.
Vertical replenishment primarily involves using helicopters to lift cargo from a supply ship to a combatant ship
. Over 60 percent of underway replenishment ships have two helicopters, typically a CH-46 Sea Knight, which is similar to, but smaller than, the Army's CH-47 Chinook; and an SH-60, which is similar to the Army's UH-60 Black Hawk.
"Many original system suppliers are building systems in Canada, but our combat system partners are actually creating manufacturing jobs for Canadians." In fact, Alion Canada provides the only domestic surface combatant ship
design capability that will create additional high technology jobs through the CSC program, by including dozens of Canadian companies.