The National Shipbuilding Strategy is a long-term project to renew Canada's federal fleet of combat and non-combat vessels. It is delivering much-needed vessels to the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard, providing significant economic benefits to Canadians, and rebuilding a sustainable Canadian shipbuilding industry.
Since signing its first contract under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) in 2012, Thales has been a vital Tier-1 partner, supporting the development and delivery of Canada’s non-combatant fleets as the Electronic Systems Integrator (ESI) for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard.
A ship without systems is like a human body without a heart.
- Chris Pogue, CEO Thales Canada
Thales Canada has been the Tier-1 ESI for the first two classes of CCG ships built under the NSS, responsible for the selection, procurement and integration of the electronic systems and equipment on the vessels being constructed, including radar, communications, bridge and mission systems.
Over ten years, we have continuously advanced our capabilities, honed our project management experience and applied lessons learned to drive value, innovation and excellence.
We have successfully reduced Time-to-Install by 50% to where we are today delivering integrated systems, both on-time and on-budget.
Thales is today the only systems integrator in Canada with the innovation infrastructure, staff and engineering maturity to fulfill the ESI role.
Thales is supporting the development of a sovereign and sustainable shipbuilding capability, having invested millions in developing Canadian talent, creating hundreds of jobs and engaging a diverse supply chain of 70+ companies that extends across Canada.
As the Electronic Systems Integrator for the Coast Guard’s newest fleet of vessels, we know that science and sustainability are vital considerations as they embark on more missions and operations in precarious conditions to ensure Canada’s safety, security, resiliency, and sovereignty.
We look forward to continued collaboration to further enable and support the Coast Guard in that ever-evolving process of innovation and transformation.
The success of the NSS is built on people – and trust, which takes time to build and a commitment to sustain and grow. We’ll keep doing our part. - Chris Pogue, CEO Thales Canada
If you are a supplier with an interest in providing equipment, systems or services to Thales Canada Defense and Security , please download the Supplier Questionnaire from the link below, and return it (in its native Microsoft Excel format) to the Procurement Department at firstname.lastname@example.org with “TCDS Supplier Questionnaire” in the subject line.