As a Tier 1 partner of choice to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyard, Thales is supporting Canada’s non-combatant National Shipbuilding Strategy as a key systems integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard.
In 2016, Thales signed a $35M CAD contract with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY), to deliver the electronic systems for the construction of the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Thales is 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.
Thales has been under contract for the initial phases of the OFSV project since 2013 and is also under contract with Seaspan for initial phases of the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV) for the CCG and the Joint Support Ships (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy.

National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) is a collection of ship builds that will occur for the RCN and the CCG over the next thirty years and was split between combat and non-combat ships. 

The Prime for the non-combat ship build package is Seaspan; Thales Canada is the contracted Electronic Systems Integrator for Seaspan.  This role encompasses the design, development, integration and installation activities for all communications, navigation, command and surveillance, bridge systems and the mission packages onboard the non-combat ships.

If you are a supplier with an interest in providing equipment, systems or services to this program, please download the Supplier Questionnaire from the link on the right hand side, complete (all tabs) and return it (in its native Microsoft Excel format) to the Thales Procurement Manager at with “Completed NSS Supplier Questionnaire” in the subject line.


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