Canada Signs Contracts to Support its LCSS Battlefield Command System

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LCSS Screen, w. ranges(click to view full) The Government of Canada recently announced 2 major contracts to support the Canadian Forces’ Land Command Support System (LCSS), worth C$ 525 million (currently about US$ 409 million). LCSS is is a full battlefield command system similar to the USA’s FBCB2, which is best known for its “Blue Force Tracker” component that displays the locations of friendly and identified enemy forces. LCSS integrates the Army’s Tactical Command Control and Communications System, Land Force Command System (LFC2IS), and Position Determination and Navigation for Land Forces, which means it can combine communications, friendly and enemy force positioning, satellite data, and other inputs into a cohesive system. A life extension project is planned for the system, and additions like the Intelligence Surveillance Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance Project are underway. With respect to the awarded contracts: GD’s Athene system(click to view full) General Dynamics Canada won the engineering and integration contract, with an estimated value of C$ 341 million (GST/VAT included). They have done significant work for LCSS components, including the IRIS digital communications system and the Athene navigation and positioning system. The LCSS in-service support contract involves engineering and integration services, along with life-cycle management and […]

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