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Simex awarded contract for navy ship motors

Dec 11, 2013

Simex Defence was awarded a $500,000 contract to supply 4 alternating current motors to be used on Canadian Navy ships.

The alternating current motors are used on the hydraulic steering system or the main pump set in the motor group of Halifax-class Frigates – more specifically on the HMCS Halifax, HMCS Vancouver, HMCS Toronto, and HMCS Montreal.

Halifax-class Frigates serve as the backbone of Canadian Navy operations. Their capabilities include an on-board helicopter, towed array sonar, and offensive and defensive weapons. Considered among the best in the world for their size, they are assigned to Maritime Forces Atlantic and are home-ported either in Halifax, NB or Esquimalt, BC. The HMCS Halifax is the lead ship in this class.

The Halifax-class Frigates serve on RCN missions protecting Canada’s sovereignty in the Atlantic Ocean and enforcing Canadian laws in its territorial seas. Several have also been deployed on anti-terrorism operations in the Atlantic and Indian oceans, and participated in several NATO as well as humanitarian relief missions.

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