Thales Canada country director Mark Halinaty stated: As Canadas partner of choice for AJISS
, Thales is committed to empowering Canadian industry to support this programme for decades to come.
EdeC: Can you talk about what the supply chain for AJISS and CSC would look like?
If we were successful with AJISS, then we would be working closely with Canada's best companies in this area.
BAE: We stand by, ready to support the Canadian customer on both the CSC and AJISS programs with our maritime solutions, systems and sub-systems, which span a range of ship and service capabilities.
"As one of its first supplier development activities under AJISS
, Thales is excited by the potential for Virtual Marine's advanced ship simulator capabilities that will help ensure that Canada's Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels and Joint Support Ships are mission ready where and when they are needed."
While the first of the AJISS vessels is only scheduled to be delivered in 18 months the company is already ramping up its project management office.
The goal is to increase defence division staffing from 300 to just under 400 employees this year, about 85 of whom will be allocated to AJISS. The contract win didn't come as a complete surprise to defence insiders as Thales has played a crucial, but often background role in supporting the RCN where it supplies critical product like radar as well as integrated command, control and communications systems.
L3 MAS for its part got good news when its partner Thales picked up the AJISS contract.
"As Canada's partner of choice for AJISS
, Thales is committed to empowering Canadian industry to support this program for decades to come.
Additionally, the company is looking at ways to contribute to the JSS and AJISS
CORPORATE DATA Head Office Location in Canada: Victoria, BC Defence related locations/operations within Canada: Subcontractors in Vancouver, BC; Halifax, NS; Toronto, ON (Potential new office in Halifax this year) Senior officer for Canadian operations: Scott Dewis, Founder & CEO Website: www.racerocks3D.ca Annual Sales: N/A Ticker Symbol: N/A Number of employees: 15 Percentage of business defence related: 60% Percentage of business within Canada: 100% Current DND Projects: * RCN Future Naval Training (Naval Training Development Group) Learning Services SOSA * Project Resolve * Interim Fighter (Sub to Boeing) * Fix Wing SAR (Sub to CAE) * AJISS
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Two Canadian divisions, L-3 MAS and L-3 ESS, have extensive experience and proven capability in Integrated Logistics and In-Service Support and have bid on programs, such as AJISS