CANSEC is Canada’s largest and most important defence industry exhibition and has been hosted annually in Ottawa since 1998. It plays host to nearly 300 international exhibitions, covers 150,000 square feet of exhibition space and will host 40 international delegations.
At CANSEC 2019, BAE Systems has a 600 sq ft stand on which it will be showcasing a model of the new Canadian Surface Combatant. The CSC is based on BAE Systems’ Global Combat Ship which also forms the basis of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 City Class Frigate and the Royal Australian Navy’s Hunter Class Frigate. In addition, there will also be a display demonstrating BAE Systems’ modular bridging system.
Global Combat Ship
BAE Systems’ Global Combat Ship design was selected in late 2018 for the Canadian Surface Combatant program. The contract was awarded to Lockheed Martin Canada as lead of the Canada Combat Ship Team, of which BAE systems is a part and the ships will be built at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Yard. The CSC will be acoustically quiet, versatile and able to support anti-submarine warfare, air defence and humanitarian operations anywhere in the world’s oceans.
Construction of the first in class Type 26 for the Royal Navy – GLASGOW – is well underway at our Naval Ships site in Govan, Scotland and we were recently awarded the contract to deliver the Hunter Class Frigate Program which will see nine anti-submarine warships built in Australia based on our design. The award of the CSC contract further reinforces our position as a world leading warship designer and paves the way for more potential export opportunities.
Glynn Phillips, Group Managing Director (Acting) Maritime and Land UK, said:
“The selection of the Type 26 design for the Canadian Surface Combatant program reinforces its position as one of the world’s most advanced anti-submarine warships and showcases the strength of British innovation on the world stage. This is great news for the company, the sector and our Naval Ships business and builds on our recent success in Australia for the Hunter Class Frigate program. It provides solid foundations within the export market and demonstrates the excellent design of the Global Combat Ship.”
Modular Bridging system
Our bridging system – used by the British Army – provides the most flexible, rapidly deployable military gap crossing solution in the world.
BAE Systems designed and built the Modular Bridging System (delivered to the British Army under the BR90 program) and has provided continual support since it went into service.
The Modular Bridging System is used by soldiers to rapidly undertake assault crossings and restore vital lifelines and military routes. The all-encompassing design also offers rapid replacement of civilian infrastructure in combat and peacetime disaster relief.
The system is light enough to be transported by air and lifted by helicopter, yet the bridge panels are strong enough to withstand the weight of Main Battle Tanks such as Challenger 2, equivalent to six double decker buses. During its lifetime, each bridging system is designed to withstand typically 10,000 crossings in its worst case load condition, for both tracked and wheeled vehicles and in extreme military environments.