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Monday, April 27, 2015

Navy's Kingston-Class Vessels getting new Nav. Systems

The Royal Canadian Navy confirmed today that it's twelve Kingston-Class coastal defence vessels will be getting new navigation systems, in a contract awarded to SNC-Lavalin Defence Programs.

The new upgrades will include new gyrocompass systems, heading management systems, and a complete suite of heading repeaters according to Northrop Grumman's news release who will work with SNC-Lavalin.

Six of the vessels will be upgraded in Esquimalt, BC while the other six will be upgraded in Dartmouth, NS, where field tests will begin this summer.

HMCS Glace Bay (inner) and HMCS Shawinigan (outer) refuel in Hamilton, Ontario during refueling.