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The Type 26 should not be part of the bidding war as not even built yet & with the Type 45 engines problems is not a proven design.


Which design do you prefer? Absalon? FREMM?

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an Absalon with some Huitfeldt traits - such as engines and Mk 41 vls.

Canada already has SM-2 and Mk 41 in inventory from the Iroquois class, so not new systems.

Absalon Flex deck forward bulkhead moved back to just under the forward bulkhead of the Helo Hangar in order to increase interior room for operations and electronics spaces.

Link to cutaway layout comparison of Absalon/Huitfeldt:
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Long Range, heavy helo capable (can handle existing CH-124 and CH-148), multi-role and a flex area to boot.

Combat system could be as Huitfeldt, or could be a re-utilization of some equipment from Iroquois if still viable, and Halifax equipment could also move over if still viable at the time of replacement (Harpoon, Sea Girraffe, Sea Sparrow, decoys, towed array).

The US EASR may be an option if a more up to date primary sensor is desired, and increases the compatibility with other US weapon integration (SM-6, LRASM, etc), and would enhance data sharing integration by exploiting US work already done. Cost obviously a concern there, but may be worth it.
http://www.raytheon.com/capabilities/products/easr/


I'd actually think this a good fit for the USN, as well.


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David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
Published on: June 5, 2017 | Last Updated: June 5, 2017 3:19 PM EDT


The Canadian government and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. announced Monday they were extending the submission deadline for the Canadian Surface Combatant request for proposals.

Bidders had previously complained they didn’t have enough time to recruit Canadian firms for the surface combatant program.

The deadline was originally June 22. That has now been delayed to at least mid-August, noted a statement from the federal government.

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Budget watchdog pegs Canadian Surface Combatants cost at CAD62 billion

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The cost of 15 Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) could total up to CAD61.8 billion (USD45.8 billion), more than double its original estimate, according to 1 June report from Canada's Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO).

The CSC is intended to replace the Royal Canadian Navy's fleet of 12 Halifax-class frigates and three now-retired Iroquois-class destroyers.

The programme, a part of the wider National Shipbuilding Strategy, was originally estimated to cost CAD26.2 billion in 2008. At that price, it was estimated that the government would pay roughly CAD1.7 billion per ship.

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From an announcement of today's Defence Policy Review: 14 billion dollars more to be spent yearly on defence budget will back Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland's need for "hard power" to back our foreign policy, but only if they can pull it off.

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Long-range plan calls for a boost in spending and a larger continent of regular and reservist troops


By Murray Brewster, CBC News Posted: Jun 07, 2017 12:26 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 07, 2017 1:14 PM ET

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"We're the only country in the world that fronts on three oceans, and yet we've got a navy right now that is woefully under-equipped, and the procurement process that's been put in place will not allow us to fill that gap in a predictable horizon," he said.

The Liberals' plan outlines myriad new equipment purchases.

It also reveals for the first time how many warships and fighter jets the government intends to buy in order to replace existing fleets.

The government intends to fund the construction of 15 advanced warships to eventually replace the current patrol frigates in a program that is already underway.


The air force will get 88 new fighter jets to replace the aging CF-18s — up from the 65 jets the former Conservative government had planned to buy.


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Bad news from last week:

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Bidder urges overhaul of design tender in $60B navy frigate program
Documents show a ship designer says no company likely to meet Canada's requirements for new ships


By Murray Brewster, CBC News Posted: Jun 28, 2017 3:32 PM ET Last Updated: Jun 28, 2017 3:32 PM ET

Canada's plan to buy an off-the-shelf design for the navy's new frigates faces a "very high risk of failure" unless the Liberal government rewrites its proposed requirements, one of the bidders has told the shipyard running the competition.

Documents obtained by CBC News show the unidentified company, which is bidding to supply the design and help with the $60-billion construction program, has warned the plan is more complex than initially advertised by the government.

In a written submission last month, the company told Irving Shipbuilding the government's request for proposals needs a major overhaul.

But Irving dismissed the bidder's concerns, according to an exchange contained in a collection of questions and answers with prospective bidders that were circulated to all bidders by Irving on May 12, 2017, a copy of which was obtained by CBC News.

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Intellectual property could be key as Canada and U.S. compete for frigate-building bids
Bidders might choose to participate in 'one, but not both' shipbuilding projects, analyst says

By Murray Brewster, CBC News Posted: Jul 23, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jul 23, 2017 5:00 AM ET

The U.S. navy is in the market for up to 20 patrol frigates in a multibillion-dollar program that one defence expert says could cut into Canada's plans for its own, more modest project.

Not only is the American program more lucrative, but Canada's intellectual property demands could put it at a further disadvantage in the fight for international bidders, says defence analyst Danny Lam.

The Pentagon issued a request for information to the defence industry on July 10 for its new warship program. It proposes to open up competition to foreign designs in a manner similar to the Liberal government.

Lam says both programs have very similar requirements, but the Americans are moving more aggressively and want to begin construction on the first frigate in 2020.

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A belated post:

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Impasse over intellectual property is tying up warship bids
An ally has complained about the program 'directly to Canada,' internal documents say


By Murray Brewster, CBC News Posted: Aug 11, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 11, 2017 5:00 AM ET

The federal government's plan to buy an off-the-shelf design for the navy's new frigates is facing significant pushback from at least one of Canada's allies, which appears to question timelines and the fundamental structure of the high-stakes $60-billion project.

Documents obtained by CBC News show one of the 12 companies competing to design and help construct the warships has been blocked from handing over "supporting data and services."

The unidentified bidder says one of Canada's allies, which owns the rights to the sensitive electronics embedded in the warship, is refusing permission to include the information and instead wants direct negotiations with the federal government.

The nation, which is also not identified in the Aug. 2 document obtained by CBC News, has no interest in dealing directly with Halifax-based Irving Shipbuilding Inc., which is the federal government's go-to company for warship construction.

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New deadline announced for bids to build navy $60B fleet of new frigates
Request for proposals overhauled to avoid 'a failed procurement,' sources say


By Murray Brewster, CBC News Posted: Sep 21, 2017 5:20 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 21, 2017 5:45 PM ET

Companies vying to design and help build the navy's new frigates will have until Nov. 17 to submit their bids, CBC News has learned.

The new deadline, established by the Public Services and Procurement Department, was communicated to the 12 pre-qualified companies on Wednesday, said defence industry sources familiar with the file.

The stakes are enormous.

The program is estimated to be worth $60 billion over the next few decades and the behind-the-scenes manoeuvring is meant to ensure that as many companies as possible remain in the race.

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Warship designers scramble to assemble boatload of supporting documents for bids
Analyst believes F-35 fiasco haunts bureaucrats who are demanding enormous detail for new frigates

By Murray Brewster, CBC News Posted: Oct 11, 2017 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 11, 2017 5:00 AM ET

Companies bidding to design Canada's new warships have to throw in specifications for everything — including the kitchen sink and the paperwork to prove it works.

That is one of about 600 technical requirements in the design stage of the $60-billion frigate replacement program — the myriad tiny details that some of the 12 companies in the competition say are excessive.

One section of the bid documents, obtained by CBC News, lists the appliances and expectations for the ship's galley.

It is an extensive list, including a 40-litre mixing machine, one four-rack convection oven, a single two-compartment steamer cooker, two 80-litre steam kettles and two 0.75-metre griddles, among many other things.

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‘Naval Airbus’ progress: Italian-French frigate pitch for Canada moves forward
By: Tom Kington and Pierre Tran   7 hours ago

ROME and PARIS — A senior manager at Fincantieri has given the first official confirmation that the Italian shipyard will jointly bid to sell the FREMM frigate to Canada in partnership with France’s Naval Group.

The team-up will be a first concrete step toward a possible merger, or joint venture, between Fincantieri and Naval Group, which is currently being discussed by the two firms and has been dubbed a “Naval Airbus“ for Europe.

Addressing analysts on Nov. 10, Fincantieri General Manager Alberto Maestrini said: “An example of this collaboration is the joint bid we intend to present to the Royal Canadian Navy for their [request for proposals] on the construction of 15 frigates.”

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Alion Canada in the spotlight:

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Dutch frigate design being offered by Alion for Canadian Surface Combatant program

David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
Published on: November 23, 2017 | Last Updated: November 23, 2017 1:56 AM EST

Alion Canada is leading a bid for the Canadian Surface Combatant that will involve a host of companies and a Dutch frigate design.

Alion Canada, whose mother firm is a major U.S. player in the defence market, has about 100 engineers, naval architects and designers in Canada. Alion staff are already involved in Joint Support Ship (JSS) and Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) projects.

Alion was the prime design agent for the U.S. Navy’s DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers and C-47 Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser in the US Navy.
The firm also manages the maintenance schedule and activities for a fleet of 165 ships in service.

Alion Canada has already successfully exported a ship design for the Australian MV Investigator ship which was designed in Canada, built in Singapore and delivered to Australia, according to the firm.

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David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
Published on: November 24, 2017 | Last Updated: November 24, 2017 5:09 PM EST

Federal government officials will provide an update on the procurement program for the Canadian Surface Combatant next week.

That briefing will take place Monday. The deadline for bids on the CSC is set for Nov. 30 and as Defence Watch readers know a number of firms have already identified that they are submitting bids.

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Alion Canada in the spotlight:

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Dutch frigate design being offered by Alion for Canadian Surface Combatant program

David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
Published on: November 23, 2017 | Last Updated: November 23, 2017 1:56 AM EST

Alion Canada is leading a bid for the Canadian Surface Combatant that will involve a host of companies and a Dutch frigate design.

Alion Canada, whose mother firm is a major U.S. player in the defence market, has about 100 engineers, naval architects and designers in Canada. Alion staff are already involved in Joint Support Ship (JSS) and Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) projects.

Alion was the prime design agent for the U.S. Navy’s DDG-51 Arleigh Burke class destroyers and C-47 Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser in the US Navy.
The firm also manages the maintenance schedule and activities for a fleet of 165 ships in service.

Alion Canada has already successfully exported a ship design for the Australian MV Investigator ship which was designed in Canada, built in Singapore and delivered to Australia, according to the firm.

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The Dutch De Zeven Provincen class is an excellent and very capable platform, and I'd expect the 15 years since construction would allow for improvements.

Pointless trivia - the four De Zeven Provincen class are equipped with the 127mm guns which came off of the Canadian Tribal class during the TRUMP refits, so already some quirky Canadian relation


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Some notable updates, with the official government briefing as the first one immediately below:

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Briefing on Naval Procurement for Canadian Surface Combatant

Senior officials brief reporters in Ottawa on November 27, 2017, on the procurement process for the 15-ship Canadian Surface Combatant project. The officials are from Public Services and Procurement Canada, National Defence, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada and Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

(FULL VIDEO REPORT AT LINK ABOVE)


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Vancouver aerospace firm MDA preps bid for new Royal Canadian Navy ships
MDA is part of Canada’s Combat Ship Team, which includes Lockheed Martin Canada, BAE Systems, CAE, L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics

By Tyler Orton | Nov. 28, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

The Vancouver-founded aerospace firm known for creating the Canadarm will be part of a consortium putting forward a bid on the next generation of Canada’s naval vessels.

MDA confirmed to Business In Vancouver on November 28 that if the bid were successful, the firm would provide electronics, antennas, radar, software and system engineering for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program.

The CSC program is building 15 new ships for the navy to replace the country’s Halifax-class frigates and Iroquois-class destroyers.

The consortium known as Canada’s Combat Ship Team also includes Lockheed Martin Canada, BAE Systems, CAE, L3 Technologies and Ultra Electronics.

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Canadian Navy Competition Previews US Frigate Fight
By Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on November 28, 2017 at 4:29 PM

The contest to build Canada’s next warship just kicked into high gear, and it’s a preview of the US Navy’s own frigate competition, with many of the same players. Earlier today — ahead of other competitors and the official deadline — Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems officially submitted the Type 26 frigate, which BAE is already building for the British Royal Navy. The Franco-Italian FREMM, the Spanish Navantia F105, and the Danish Stanflex are all likely competitors for both the Canadian and the US frigate programs.


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Naval Group, Fincantieri join forces in Canada warship tender

"PARIS and ROME — Naval Group and Italian partner Fincantieri have filed a joint bid based on the FREMM multimission frigate in the Canadian tender for 15 warships, a spokesman for the French shipbuilder said Friday.

“We submitted our offer yesterday,” the Naval Group spokesman told Defense News.

The joint offer has “strong support” of the French and Italian governments, the two companies said in a Dec. 1 joint statement."

https://www.defensenews.com/naval/2017/ ... ip-tender/


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Meanwhile, a number of companies have a lot riding on the British offer:

UK Defence Journal

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Defence giants team up to offer Type 26 Frigate to Canada
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CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra, along with BAE and Lockheed Martin have teamed up to offer the Type 26 Frigate to Canada.

Speculation is mounting that Canada is seriously considering the Type 26 Frigate for its ‘Canadian Surface Combatant’ project.

Anne Healey, BAE General Manager (Group Business Development Canada) said, referring to a BAE bid to sell the Type 26 in Canada:

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should not be accepted in bid program as not a proven design especially after the issues with the Daring class.


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A number of notable, though belated, updates, including a drastic proposal to address Canada's naval and maritime security needs:

National Post

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Cancel federal shipbuilding program, launch fixed-cost competitions to save money and get ships quickly: report
The report is a follow-up to a 2014 document that warned about problems and a lack of oversight on the multi-billion-dollar strategy

David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen

December 14, 2017
10:24 AM EST

Canada should scuttle its problem-plagued shipbuilding program and instead launch a series of fixed-cost competitions to ensure it quickly obtains icebreakers, supply ships and frigates, a new report argues.

The study, published Thursday by the University of British Columbia, warns that the federal government’s efforts to build new ships are years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget
. The report’s author, Prof. Michael Byers, recommends dumping the current process and relaunching an expedited procurement that would save money by using only fixed-price competitions and off-the-shelf ship designs.

As an example, Byers pointed to the last month’s fixed-cost proposal from an Italian-French shipbuilding consortium to construct 15 new frigates at Halifax’s Irving Shipyard, which the shipbuilders said would save the government $30 billion. The Liberal government rejected that proposal, arguing it would have unfairly circumvented the established national shipbuilding strategy.

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French-Italian frigate proposal would have headed off job cuts at Irving, consortium says

David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
Published on: December 11, 2017 | Last Updated: December 11, 2017 8:48 AM EST

Just a couple of weeks ago, Irving and federal government officials were raising concerns about layoffs at Irving because of a gap in the construction of ships. That gap was between the end of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship program and the start of the construction of the Canadian Surface Combatant.

Irving and the federal government are trying to figure out how to deal with that. Selling AOPS overseas (a long shot) and giving Irving more federal government shipbuilding work are the two main ways that officials see as heading off potential job cuts.

But those aligned with the proposal from Fincantieri and Naval Group to build the FREMM frigates at Irving as the Canadian Surface Combatant point out that their proposal negates the need to lay off anyone. They point out that construction of the 15 warships could begin immediately after the last AOPS is finished because their ship project/design is ready to go (the frigates are in NATO service now). An added benefit comes to the Royal Canadian Navy which gets its first ship faster, consortium officials say.


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Navantia, Saab and CEA Join Forces for Canada's CSC Frigate Program

A Navantia-led team has submitted its tender response for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, with global defence and security company Saab as the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) and CEA Technologies providing key elements of the proposed solution.

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Navantia team submits proposal for CSC

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November 30, 2017

The team’s proposal is focused on delivering an operationally proven design and leveraging the capabilities key Canadian companies to deliver a ship that is ideally suited to Canada’s requirement. A solution based on the proven F-105 frigate design for the Spanish Navy has been proposed. Navantia has a proud history of delivering for partner navies around the world variants of this design that are currently in service for Norwegian Navy and, most recently, the destroyer HMAS Hobart to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).

This modern Anti-Submarine Warfare ship will incorporate Saab's globally recognised 9LV Combat Management Systems (CMS), elements of which are in service on over 240 platforms in 16 navies across the globe, including Canada’s own Halifax class frigates. Demonstrating the proven capabilities Saab Australia and the 9LVCMS it was recently mandated by the Australian Government for use on all major surface combatants of the Royal Australian Navy.

The submission of the CSC bid is also a significant moment for CEA Technologies, providing further opportunities for global partnership, and recognition of the radar expertise the company has built. ...

“We can deliver a mature radar which is outperforming the expectations of the Royal Australian Navy and has substantial potential for future growth. Building partnerships through international programs such as CSC is an opportunity for CEA to continue to demonstrate the performance of our innovative solutions. We are proud to be able to provide our Australian technologies to our international partners and allies”

The combination of the F-105 hull and CEA Technologies CEAFAR radar hints this proposal will closely resemble Navantia's bet for the Australian frigate contest below. Navantia

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A SURPRISE NEW CSC DESIGN HAS EMERGED

And the Biggest Surprise of All? It’s Almost For Free

Dr Danny Lam is a Calgary-based defence and technology analyst who has been closely following requirements of the US Navy as well as Canada’s CSC program. He has come to the conclusion that Canada’s CSC program may be in trouble for a number of reasons and is in danger of being cancelled but Lam has come up with a potential solution that he says could see Canada still get the new warships it needs but, instead of seeing costs balloon to the $60 Billion plus level, Canada could do a deal that would see it get its new warship, virtually for free.

Dr Lam has made his plan exclusively available to CDR and we are now able to share it with our on-line readers. So, is this a harebrained scheme or a brilliant strategic plan that is eminently doable? We’ll let our very well informed and astute readers decide for themselves. At the very least, Dr Lam’s plan provides much food for thought about CSC and where it’s going!

Here is Dr Lam’s CSC proposal as submitted to CDR:

The Canadian Surface Combatant Program (CSC) has become another Maritime Helicopter procurement fiasco where DND and Public Services and Procurement (PSP) Canada have failed to properly manage the process properly. Bidding and managing the completion was subcontracted to Irving Shipbuilding, (who will also be the shipbuilder) whose efforts to date have resulted in few qualified bidders with “top drawer” technology coming forward despite the deadline being extended from April to August 2017.

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^ That CDR article is from July 2017.

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