Discover the Dream Job
Designing Canada's Most Capable Combat Ship
Many engineers dream of working on the largest, most complex projects out there. Evan Douglas has found one such program. As Lockheed Martin Canada’s Deputy Technical Director for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), Evan’s job is to guide the engineering team working on the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN)’s newest, most advanced ship.
We sat down with Evan to learn more about what his job is like and how he’s contributing to designing and building the most technologically advanced ship Canada has ever produced to keep Canadian sailors safe.
How are you helping design the Canadian Surface Combatant?
I’m Lockheed Martin Canada’s Deputy Technical Director for CSC, so it’s my job to guide our engineering team to make sure we have the right solution for the RCN along with the necessary processes and team in place to deliver the design. In addition, I am the Above Water Warfare team lead. In this role, I work with a team to deliver the anti-air and anti-surface warfare capability of the CSC. This includes the integration of all radars, electro-optic sensors, missile and gun weapon systems to the ship itself and with the core combat management system.
What technologies do you think are most interesting or will be most beneficial to Canada’s sailors?
The sensors are the most interesting to me. CSC will have the
, which is the most advanced radar in the world. In addition, CSC will have the Canadian designed and built
. This is a combat management system that will process all the incoming sensor data (above water, under water, electronic warfare), integrate all of it, and provide sailors with actionable intelligence and options for response in a highly automated process. No ship in existence today has the combination of best in class sensors – both above water and underwater, with the level of integration and automation that CMS 330 provides and the number of weapon systems to handle any threat combination, so this really makes CSC one-of-a-kind.