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Canada Launched to Select Design of Canadian Surface Combatant; Request for Proposal issued to pre-qualified companies

Canada Launched to Select Design of Canadian Surface Combatant; Request for Proposal issued to pre-qualified companies 2 November, 2016

The Government of Canada is moving forward with a streamlined procurement approach to select an existing warship design. The design team will work with the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to design and construct the CSC ships.

The Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. consulted extensively with industry to develop the The Request for Proposal (RFP) and will jointly evaluate the bids. The government set the specific requirements and evaluation criteria for the ship design based on the Royal Canadian Navy’s operational needs. The design is expected to be selected by summer 2017.

The CSC project will replace Canada’s aging destroyers and frigates. Up to 15 ships are scheduled to be built after the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships are complete in the early 2020s.

The CSC ships will be the major surface component of maritime combat power for Canada. The inherent warfare capability and versatility of the fleet, either independently or as part of a Canadian or coalition task group, will allow it to rapidly deploy worldwide on short notice.

The first CSC ship is anticipated to be delivered in the mid-2020s.

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