Thales announced September 7th that Canada has awarded to Thales Canada and Thales Australia in joint venture an ISS contract for MWAV.
This contract will ensure the fleet remains operationally fit and includes the flexibility to increase or reduce the number of vessels serviced in response to the RCN’s ever changing operational needs. It includes an initial service period of five years for up to $450 million CAD (approx. €305 million) with additional one-year options to extend services for up to nineteen years in total.
Thales also provides ISS to Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Replenishment Ships (AOR), known as AJISS. Thales thus becomes the leading ISS provider to the RCN, entrusted to ensure mission-readiness and availability of 26 classes and more than 100 vessels.
Thales is committed to Canada and to empowering Canadian industry to support naval ISS for decades to come. This contract relies on Thales’ strong expertise in digital technologies, such as AI, big data, connectivity and cybersecurity, to update and optimize the fleet. Together with AJISS, the addition of MWAV to the Thales portfolio will enable skills development and the creation of thousands of jobs across hundreds of Canadian suppliers of all sizes.