Canada awards military contracts for LCSS
By Design Engineering staffGeneral Defense contracts
The Government of Canada awarded two contracts to support the Land Command Support System
The Government of Canada awarded two contracts to support the Land Command Support System (LCSS), which integrates numerous Army-wide command and control, communications and computing systems through one tactical system. The first contract was awarded to Thales Canada Incorporated for software support. The second went to General Dynamics Canada for engineering and integration support of the system.
“The Land Command Support System is one of the Army’s most critical tools that help to save lives and win battles,” said the Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway. “These contracts will ensure the Canadian Forces will continue to receive the cutting edge technology it needs to get the job done.”
Initially valued at CAD$341 million, the General Dynamics 5-year contract includes options to extend the support annually for up to 5 additional years, bringing the total potential contract value to $682 million.
In the mid-1990s, the Canadian Army became one of the first military organizations in the world to transition to a fully digital communications system. Since 2003, General Dynamics Canada has provided in-service support for this system, which is currently being used by Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan.