On 30 January General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada (GDMS-C) announced it was won contracts totalling $621.5 million to support the Canadian Army’s Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system. The three contracts include: Engineering and Integration, Software Support and Cyber Security Engineering Support.

Together with Calian, Scalar Decisions and DLS Technology Corporation, GDMS-C will offer the army an improved ability to help protect the communications and information systems it depends 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 programmes means that we continue to be part of their future,” commented General Dynamics Mission Systems-International’s Vice President and General Manager, David Ibbetson. “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 $197.75 million, 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 $56.50 million, 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 $367.25 million, will ensure the Land C4ISR system is fully integrated.

Canadian Army C4ISR

The Land C4ISR contract will cover all vehicles in Canadian Army service, including the LEOPARD C2 seen here, three of which were destroyed (and 15 damaged) with Canadian troops in Afghanistan. (Photo: Government of Canada)

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