The Halifax-class modernization (HCM) project being executed by Lockheed Martin Canada for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has achieved First Article Acceptance – formal recognition that Lockheed Martin Canada’s combat system design meets the Navy’s performance requirements. First Article Acceptance step was preceded by an extensive series of integration tests at the company’s maritime advanced training and test site in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Individual system acceptance of the Lockheed Martin Canada combat system has also been achieved on seven of Canada’s 12 Halifax-class frigates HMCS Halifax, HMCS Calgary, HMCS Fredericton, HMCS Winnipeg, HMCS Montreal, HMCS Vancouver and HMCS Charlottetown. The ships completed sea trial program to validate the combat system is ready to support the RCN’s critical missions.

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