DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. has received a contract for an advanced wireless radio communications network for the Halifax-class frigates. The announcement that will support skilled work for employees in Ottawa, Ontario and Bedford, Nova Scotia during a five year period, according to the government news release issued today.
This communications capability will permit the ship’s crew to more effectively and safely conduct exercises and operations in defence of Canada, it added.
More from the news release:
The competitively awarded contract falls under the existing Halifax-class Modernization / Frigate Equipment Life Extension project. The contract, valued at approximately $12.3 million, includes the procurement, delivery, installation, and verification of the radio equipment required for each of the 12 Halifax-class ships, between 2012 and 2017.