MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) a global communications and information company, has signed a contract valued at over CA$16 million with the Royal Canadian Navy to provide in-service support for training and maintenance of the Victoria-class Trainers located at CFB Halifax, used to train personnel on operating and maintaining Victoria-class Submarines.
Contributing directly to Canada’s domestic security capability, the submarines also support Canadian Arctic and maritime sovereignty. The contract is for a four-year duration, with options for an additional two years.
The use of training simulators improves safety decision-making skills during realistic mission scenarios, in a cost-effective and timely manner. MDA has been providing in-service training and maintenance support on the Victoria-class Trainers since 2009.
Don Osborne, the vice president responsible for this business said, “ We look forward to continuing our work with the Royal Canadian Navy. In-service support and training systems were identified in the Jenkins report as Key Industrial Capabilities for Canada, and MDA, as a Canadian company, is proud to provide this service to DND.”
Press Release, April 2, 2014, Image: Wikimedia