Canadian Army to benefit from $1.7 billion C4ISR land investment

To bolster its defense capabilities, the Canadian Army has awarded four contracts, worth a total of up to C$1.7 billion ($1.2 billion), to General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada.

These contracts mark a leap forward in strengthening the land-based command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) system for the Canadian Armed Forces.

The contracts are to strengthen the Land Command Support System (LCSS) and improve the capabilities of the Canadian Army.

The four contracts include elements of the LCSS, covering system engineering and systems integration, core network support services, application support services and intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR).

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Joel Houde, vice president and general manager of General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, expressed confidence in the company’s ability. Houde said: “General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada has supported the Canadian Armed Forces for more than 75 years with outstanding engineering and technical talent that enables us to innovate and excel alongside our industry and government colleagues.

We are ready to meet the challenges of the modern battlefield and will continue to digitize the Canadian Armed Forces today and into the future.”

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Despite this C4ISR order with General Dynamics, spending in Canada will mostly go toward procuring new air platforms, including military aircraft, helicopters and UAVs, according to GlobalData.The Global C4ISR Market 2018-2028” report.

This investment marks a step towards equipping the Canadian military with capabilities, strengthening the nation’s commitment to security and technological advancement. As General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada takes the lead, efforts will be made to ensure readiness against modern threats.

Canada is ramping up its military investments for modernization and expansion, as detailed in GlobalData’s Canada Defense Market Report 2023–2028. The defense budget is projected to grow by $2.4 billion from 2024 to 2028, reflecting a constant compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7%. This rise is attributed to factors such as Russia’s resurgence, marked by its invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

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