The CPF Program was a turn-key program in which the prime contractor was responsible for the design, supply, and commissioning of 12 modern patrol frigates for the Canadian Navy. The $4.5-billion-plus CPF Program is considered by the Canadian government to be one of the largest, most technically complex procurements ever undertaken in Canada by the federal government.
SED’s role in this project entailed the design, integration, and testing of the communications and meteorological systems for each CPF. SED was a major subcontractor to Paramax Electronics Inc., the combat system integrator, and was responsible for these systems during the contract definition phase, and through the implementation and follow-on ship phases of the program. SED designed, implemented, qualified and installed the External Communication and Meteorological Systems including 45 custom designed chassis/ console level prime items. It was the largest integration project in SED’s history, with SED ultimately responsible for the integration of 12 ship sets totalling over $130 M of equipment plus over $45 M of engineering and manufacturing services.