Lockheed Martin Canada MST Invests in Canadian Naval R&D
Provides grant to Quebec-based engineering and technology small business
Pointe-Claire, QC, Dec 9, 2014 – Lockheed Martin Canada Mission Systems & Training (LM Canada MST) today announced the award of a new research and development grant to Quebec-based InField Scientific. The grant will support InField’s continued development of advanced technologies that are used to characterize and protect the ships of the Royal Canadian Navy.
“InField Scientific is a recognized leader in this very specialized engineering domain,” said Kevin Arthurs, Director of Naval Programs for LM Canada MST. “The work they are doing, which we are very proud to support, will result in increased protection and safety for Canada’s ships and sailors.”
InField has worked with LM Canada MST for eighteen years and is an important partner on the Canadian Halifax Class Modernization project. This relationship has expanded to include work on Canada’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship program. In addition, InField is contributing to LM Canada MST’s technical solution in its recent export sale to the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade (FSU).
“We are proud of our company’s history working with the Navy” said InField’s founder and President, Dr. Amy Pinchuk, Eng., “and we are excited about this grant from LM Canada MST, which along with guidance from Dr. Robert Paknys of Concordia University, will help us to increase our technical capabilities and hire additional highly qualified staff. We are also very grateful to LM Canada MST for taking the initiative to promote InField to the Royal New Zealand Navy in connection with the ANZAC FSU program, which resulted in our first export contract.”
Rosemary Chapdelaine, who leads LM Canada MST’s operations, said “We have been developing, modernizing and supporting combat systems for the Royal Canadian Navy for more than 30 years. During this time, we have been very fortunate to identify and work with many innovative Canadian companies such as InField. As we turn our attention to the naval projects currently moving forward, we are keen to expand our existing partnerships and establish new ones with leading-edge Canadian firms.”
About InField Scientific Inc.
Founded in 1994, InField specializes in the analysis and control of Electromagnetic Environments (EME), Interference (EMI), Compatibility (EMC), and Computational Electromagnetic Analysis. For the past 20 years, InField has been the primary EMI/EMC consultant to the Royal Canadian Navy and for companies in the defence industry. This work has included consulting on antenna and system placement, system selection, antenna radiation pattern analysis, radio frequency radiation hazard analysis, source/victim coupling analysis, procedure development, troubleshooting EMI problems, system qualification, and directing ship tests and trials.
About Lockheed Martin Canada
Lockheed Martin Canada has more than 840 employees at facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Dartmouth and Calgary, as well as Department of National Defence sites across the country, and is a leader in the delivery and integration of naval combat systems, radar platforms, avionics, commercial engine repair, electronic warfare, data fusion and performance-based logistics.
The Mission Systems & Training business area is responsible for the integration of the Combat Management System on-board Canada’s fleet of HALIFAX Class frigates, training and simulation and many other programs in support of the Royal Canadian Navy.