February 1, 2013. David Pugliese - Defence Watch
The government announced a contract award to Ultra Electronics Marine Systems Inc., of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia for work on the RCN’s submarines.
The $6.9 million contract covers maintenance work on the towed-array sonars on Canada’s fleet of four Victoria-class submarines, according to the news release from DND. The work carried out under this three-year contract.
Canada’s submarine fleet will reach steady state in 2013, with the completion of the ongoing Extended Docking Work Period for HMCS Chicoutimi, according to the release. Steady state means Canada will have three of the four submarines available for operations. One submarine will be taking its turn in the rotation for extended maintenance at all times.