December 20 – General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada has been awarded four contracts – cumulatively valued at up to $1.68 Billion CDN – by the Government of Canada to support the Land Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for the Canadian Army. The four contracts for the Land Command Support System (LCSS) are as follows: System of Systems Engineering & Integration, Core Network, Applications, and Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR).

Land C4ISR comprises various systems and technologies that allow the military to see, hear, connect, and interact with what is happening in the world around them. It helps them gather and share information quickly and efficiently, enabling them to act faster in making critical decisions. General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada will deliver the next generation of Land C4ISR systems to Canada, enabling an ecosystem where future advancements can be easily integrated into the core network.

“Over three decades ago, we were awarded a contract to create the first fully integrated voice and data network in the world – this was the beginning of the digitization of the Canadian Army. Today we are looking forward to furthering our collaborative partnership with Canada in order to meet the forward operational needs of the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Andrew Shepherd, Vice President Land & Joint Solutions, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada. “We are both excited and proud to be on the ground alongside our soldiers, innovating and delivering state-of the-art capabilities for the Canadian Army.”

“General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada has been supporting the CAF for over 75 years. We are fortunate to have exceptional staff located in Ottawa, Calgary, Sherbrooke, and Halifax with superb engineering and technical talent that enables us to innovate and excel alongside our industry and government colleagues,” said Joel Houde, Vice President and General Manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada. “We are prepared to meet the challenges of the modern battlespace, and will continue the digitization of the Canadian Armed Forces today and into the future.”