General Dynamics Canada wins key deal with Peruvian Navy
Oct. 28, 2014, Ottawa - General Dynamics Canada has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade four SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters with an integrated mission system to enhance the operational capability of the Peruvian Navy and its ability to meet the demands of modern maritime missions.
By Carey Fredericks
The contract, facilitated by the Canadian Commercial Corporation
(CCC), the Government of Canada's international government-to-government
contracting organization, includes the acquisition of five helicopters
by Peru. Four are for remanufacture and upgrade by General Dynamics
Canada and the fifth one will be overhauled prior to delivery directly
to Peru. The contract was awarded as a result of a Memorandum of
Understanding between the Government of Peru, through the Peruvian
Ministry of National Defense, and the Government of Canada, through CCC.
"The Peruvian maritime requirement shares many similarities with
Canada and these demanding challenges lend themselves to the
sophisticated technology developed and delivered into Canada's Aurora
Incremental Modernization Program and the CH 148 Maritime Helicopter
Project" says Brian Fava, vice president, General Dynamics Canada. "By
leveraging this Canadian solution, the Peruvian Navy will gain real-time
access to accurate and useful situational awareness intelligence
provided by our integrated sensor suite, allowing operators to conduct
complex surface and sub-surface maritime, blue water and littoral
surveillance and search and rescue operations. We are proud to be part
of this program."
Leveraging advanced sensor technologies, including General Dynamics'
world-class Sonobouy Acoustics and Stores Management systems, the
Peruvian mission system will collect and deliver information to on-board
operators through an easily configured management system, providing the
situational awareness required to detect, track and engage targets in a
wide range of missions and scenarios.
General Dynamics Canada is negotiating with Kaman Aerospace, the
Original Equipment Manufacturer of the SH-2G Super Seasprite aircraft to
provide services related to this program. These services are expected
to include the aircraft systems upgrade and installation of the General
Dynamics Canada Mission System into the helicopter.