Command and Control for Canada’s Submarines

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Lockheed Martin has a proud history of developing and supporting a variety of submarine command, control, and combat systems for the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) over three decades. CCS 876 is the direct commercial command and control and weapon control system for the four Canadian Victoria Class submarines and two land-based trainers.

Most recently, Lockheed Martin completed the third technical refresh of the Submarine Fire Control System in early 2015.

Our goal has always been to provide the maximum amount of value to the Royal Canadian Navy while developing a combat system with increasing levels of modern capability and movement towards a fully integrated system. We have focused our efforts around the following concepts:

  • Phased development approach - minimizing technical risk, optimizing limited resources, and managing component obsolescence
  • Open interface standards - Enabling deep integration with non-propulsion electronic systems and careful stewardship of scarce platform resources (space, weight, power)
  • Contractual flexibility - from direct commercial to foreign military sales and from fixed price to cost reimbursable budgets