Lockheed Martin Canada awards defense contract

Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) system contract expected to exceed $US20 million.

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by Design Engineering staff

Lockheed Martin Canada awards $US16.3 million contract

Lockheed Martin Canada has contracted Telephonics Corporation to provide an Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator as part of the Halifax Class Modernization Program. The initial award is worth $US16.3 million with a projected value expected to exceed $US20 million. This contract represents Telephonics’ first entry into the shipboard IFF market for its all new Common Module ALL MODE interrogator system.

Lockheed Martin Canada is the prime contractor for the Halifax Class Modernization, and has been the combat systems integrator for the Halifax Class for the past two decades. The company hosts the Canadian Navy’s integration lab at its facility in Montreal and employs dedicated teams in Esquimalt, BC, and Halifax, NS, to maintain and upgrade the combat systems, maintenance procedure trainers, and team trainers located there. The company is the original equipment manufacturer of the combat systems for the Halifax Class and is the in-service support provider for both the Halifax and Iroquois Class vessels.