Royal New Zealand Navy’s Anzac-class modernization project marked a milestone as Lockheed Martin Canada completed the combat system critical design review on schedule.
The government-mandated review proves a contractor’s progress and planning for all elements of a program. It covered in detail all of Lockheed Martin Canada’s plans for shipboard systems and designs. With the successful review, Lockheed Martin Canada can begin implementing detailed designs and plans for the system’s key components, which will in turn lead to ship installation. The milestone is the latest achievement for Lockheed Martin Canada’s Anzac team in the 16 months since contract award.
In April 2014, following a worldwide competitive tender, Lockheed Martin Canada was selected as the Prime Systems Integrator by the New Zealand Ministry of Defence to upgrade the combat systems on their Anzac class ships.
Lockheed Martin Canada’s combat management system was also down-selected as one of two solutions qualified to compete for the Royal New Zealand Navy’s Maritime Sustainment Capability, the future replenishment tanker, which will maintain afloat replenishment capability for the New Zealand Defence Force.