Lockheed Martin‘s Canadian arm and the New Zealand government have formalized an agreement for the installation and testing of Anzac-class frigate systems as part of ship modernization efforts.
The company said Wednesday it designed a combat system for two New Zealand frigates and subcontracted Seaspan Victoria Shipyards to install the technology on both ships at a Canada-based facility.
New Zealand’s HMNZS TE KAHA frigate arrived Tuesday in Victoria in British Columbia.
Lockheed Martin Canada will supply a platform based on the company’s Combat Management System 330 along with multiple sensors, a combat system trainer and a missile system for integration into the vessel.
Seaspan Shipyards will integrate and refit the updated systems over the next two years as part of the contract.
The second Anzac-class frigate, HMNZS TE MANA, is slated to arrive in Canada next year.