Saab has received an order for delivery of Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars supporting the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Joint Support Ships. Lockheed Martin Canada has placed the order.
Lockheed Martin Canada, selected by prime contractor Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. is providing the command management system and integration for the Protecteur-class Joint Support Ships. Sea Giraffe AMB will form part of the command management system for the new ships. Saab will undertake the work in Gothenburg, Sweden and Halifax, Canada with deliveries between 2020 and 2022.
“Sea Giraffe AMB is a highly capable and efficient radar platform that can be easily adapted and evolved to meet the specific operational needs of the Royal Canadian Navy customer; now and in the future,” says Simon Carroll, President of Saab Canada.
Saab has previously delivered naval radars to the Canadian Halifax-class frigates.
The Protecteur-class ships are a key part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and will be a flexible, multi-role, globally deployable and combat capable military platform able to conduct missions in both open-ocean and littoral environments. They will provide re-supply of fuel, ammunition, spare parts and other supplies between ships at sea and will be capable of transporting cargo, supporting operations ashore, and responding to threats in uncertain security environments.
Seaspan Shipyards started the construction of the first Joint Support Ship (JSS) with a steel cutting ceremony held at Vancouver Shipyards on June 15 last year.