Thales nowadays declared that DND has awarded the joint enterprise the Directorate Land Command Techniques Software Administration Application Engineering Facility (DSEF) program devices engineering agreement for Land C4ISR. 

The first phrase of the agreement is for 5 yrs by way of to April 2028 and involves five further a single-year selections letting Canada to prolong it. The deal is valued at up to $136 million CAD.

As a contractual joint enterprise, the three businesses will incorporate their respective experience in the Canadian and international defence C4ISR domain to present specialized computer software enhancement and integration methods to the Canadian Military. 

“The opportunity to additional enable the Army’s digital transformation in close collaboration with KWESST and Modis Canada as our companions is a single Thales welcomes.  Together, we can innovate and maintain C4ISR alternatives that the Military can believe in, each in its response to a shifting planet and in pursuit of Canada’s defence policy. It’s also an opportunity for us to even further leverage Thales’ abilities in Land command & manage as perfectly as in collaborative combat programs by means of COBALT Mission Spine: an interconnected process of programs made to fulfill the Canadian Armed Forces’ sovereign mission requirements from the core to the far edge – now and into the upcoming.” Ian Krepps, Vice-President, Business enterprise Growth & Growth, Thales Canada

“KWESST is amazingly enthusiastic to be doing the job with Thales and Modis on Canada this agreement. The two firms – respectively – are quite highly regarded in the Canadian defence community. Especially, for KWESST, the win signifies an vital validating milestone as element of KWESST’s progress tactic as a land tactical digitization growth and integration home. Far more specifically, the organization is humbled to be decided on as the Canadian Army’s central provider of Oblique Fire control software, Artillery Hearth regulate computer software, and Sniper ballistics command computer software advancement and help products and services. KWESST is now a vital power development companion for the Canadian Army as the latter appears to be to employ its Digital Modernization Method.” David Luxton, Govt Chairman, KWESST Micro Systems

“Modis Canada Inc. is excited to enter into this joint undertaking partnership with two earth class firms as we bolster our choices to the Canadian Office of Nationwide Defence. In securing this deal, Modis Canada, Thales and KWESST have been in a position to incorporate our respective expertise in proposing a strong providing to Canada. We search forward to furnishing electronic modernization companies in C4ISR and Software package Advancement and keep on to forge a optimistic working marriage with Thales and KWESST likely forward.” Brian Rogic, Profits Director for Modis Canada Inc.

The operate will contain responsibilities similar to software program enhancement and engineering of Land C4ISR units and skilled products and services to assist the Director Land Command Techniques Program Management (DLCSPM) – not only with the sustainment of the LC4ISR specialised software, but also in creating foreseeable future evolutions of purposes that will lead to Canadian defence coverage.