CAE has been selected to provide display replacements and perform a supportability study for the CAE-developed Integrated Machinery Control System (IMCS) aboard the Canadian Navy's Halifax class Canadian Patrol Frigates. The value of the contract is approximately C$4 million.
In addition to replacing IMCS console displays with state-of-the-art, high-resolution flat panels, CAE will be conducting a supportability study to analyze future IMCS support and upgrade requirements for the 12 Halifax class frigates. Supportability studies are integral to the Navy's equipment life- cycle management
, determining when, where and how equipment is maintained, repaired or upgraded over its useful life.
The IMCS monitors and controls shipboard machinery systems
, including gas turbines
, cruise diesel engines, electrical generators, gearbox and auxiliary systems
. Also included are advanced functions such as on-board training and equipment health monitoring.
"We are pleased the Canadian Navy continues
to recognize CAE as a premier supplier of naval control systems expertise
worldwide, and considers us a valuable partner for the Canadian Navy Halifax
Class Frigate Program," said Rashid Khan
, Executive Vice-President, Marine Controls, CAE.
The contract covers all 12 of the fleet's vessels based in Esquimalt,
, and Halifax, Nova Scotia
, as well as the Navy's IMCS Trainer located at the Canadian Forces Naval Engineering School in Halifax.