Exporting Canadian NavaTechnology and Expertise

New Zealand Anzac Frigate Systems Upgrade Project

Lockheed Martin Canada has initiated a worldwide mandate to pursue international opportunities for mid-life frigate modernizations. The global environment is changing, and we recognize that bringing existing platforms to the 21st century is critical for customers needing to rapidly address emerging threats. Lockheed Martin Canada continues to invest in our workforce and technologies to deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions that address these requirements.

In April 2014, following an extensive worldwide competitive tender, Lockheed Martin Canada was selected over several bidders—including the incumbent—as the Prime Systems Integrator by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence to upgrade the combat systems on their Anzac-class ships.

The New Zealand contract award represents Lockheed Martin Canada’s first export sale of its Canadian developed Combat Management System (CMS), which was designed as a modern, affordable product for the international market. The CMS is the backbone of the technical solution that will integrate the various legacy and new subsystems for the Anzac Class ships.

Our team was able to demonstrate a low risk execution based on real milestones achieved and on-going delivery of the Halifax Class Modernization Project (HCM).

Anzac Combat Management System

Designed with State-of-the-Art Tools

Data Collection

Data Collection

Video Capture
Non-audio Video Capture
Non-audio Video Viewer
Audio Playback
Video Playback


Non-real-time Database
Real-time Database
System Starter
System Controller
Time Management
Health Management
Common Services
Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

Local Data Fusion
Global Data Fusion
Local ID Fusion
Global ID Fusion
EW Track Management
UWW Track Management
System Track Management
Sensor Alignment
Threat Evaluation
Tactical Operations

Tactical Operations

UWW Tactics
ASuW Tactics
Stateboard Management
Air Asset Management
Human-Machine Interface

Human-Machine Interface

Tactical Situation Area
Auxiliary Display Management
Session Management
LSD Management
Alarm Management
User Input
Tactical Execution

Tactical Execution

Engagement Coordination
Engagement Management
Kill Assessment
Fire Mission Planning
AAW Engagement Planning
ASuW Engagement Planning
UWW Engagement Planning
AWW Engagement Execution
UWW Engagement Execution
Manual Engagement Support
Sensor Adaptation

Sensor Adaptation

Sharp-Eye Radar
X-Band Nav Radar
Laser Warning System
Weapon Adaptation

Weapon Adaptation

Weapon Veto
5-inch Gun
Sea Ceptor
Information Exchange Adaptation

Information Exchange Adaptation

Embedded Trainers

Embedded Trainers


Growing Canadian Industry Through Export

As the Prime Systems Integrator, Lockheed Martin Canada leads a strong team, including several Canadian suppliers selected through competition. This offers Canadian companies an opportunity to broaden their portfolios.

Our Canadian suppliers on the Anzac FSU Project include:

  • Seaspan
  • DRS Technologies
  • IBM Canada
  • Infield Scientific.

In total, the new capability being delivered for the RNZN could involve from 20 to 30 Canadian suppliers. Lockheed Martin Canada adopts this approach as part of its commitment to deliver enduring economic value for Canada and to our New Zealand customer.

Anzac Frigate HMNZS TE KAHA at CFB Esquimalt in Victoria, B.C.

Complex and Diverse Integration Capability

Leveraging its combat system integration methodology and expertise established through Canada's HCM Project, Lockheed Martin Canada exports a highly capable and low-risk solution to New Zealand.

The contract award represents Lockheed Martin Canada's first export sale of its Canadian developed CMS, which was designed as a modern, affordable product for the international market.

System Versatility

The CMS is the backbone of the technical solution that will integrate the various legacy and new subsystems for the Anzac Class ships. Many of the other subsystems to be supplied by Lockheed Martin Canada are common to HCM.

Our open architecture design is a core solution that adapts to a variety of subsystems to ensure delivery meets unique requirements.

“The project will provide the ships with excellent systems that will enable them to perform their expected tasks through to the end of their life in the 2030s. We are delighted that Lockheed Martin Canada has been selected as our Prime Systems Integrator after a worldwide competitive tender process. We consider that Lockheed Martin's significant experience from the Canadian Navy's HALIFAX Modernization Programme, will be an important derisking factor in our Frigate Systems Upgrade Project.”
Mr. Des Ashton, the New Zealand Ministry of Defence's Deputy Secretary (Acquisitions)

Additional Information

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Built in Canada.

Built in Canada, the CMS 330 console is the latest in the Company’s proud Canadian legacy. Lockheed Martin Canada takes pride in the vital role that manufacturing in Canada plays in improving lives around the world.

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