CAE, Gastops and Curtiss-Wright Indal Technologies join Team Hanwha for Canadian Patrol Submarine Project

Hanwha Ocean of Korea, signed a Teaming Agreement with CAE and Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Gastops and Curtiss-Wright Indal Technologies for long-term cooperation on the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project:

• The Teaming Agreement with CAE (Montreal, Quebec) is related to integrated training solutions and critical operations support solutions.
• The MOU with Gastops (Ottawa, Ontario) is related to propulsion systems machinery control, modelling and simulation.
• The MOU with Curtis-Wright Indal Technologies (Mississauga, Ontario) is related to Towed Array Handling and Winch System.

Hanwha Ocean has delivered the KSS-III submarine, the most capable ocean-going, diesel-electric submarine to the Republic of Korea Navy starting in 2021. KSS-III is an in-service platform that meets all the Royal Canadian Navy’s operational requirements and the urgent delivery timeline for the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project.

In November 2023, Hanwha Ocean signed MOUs with three other Canadian partners for long-term cooperation on the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project:

• A MOU with Modest Tree (Halifax, Nova Scotia) related to immersive training and digital in-service support solutions.
• A MOU with Des Nedhe Group (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) related to economic sustainability.
• A MOU with J Squared Technologies (Ottawa, Ontario) related to critical capabilities for sea platforms.

“We see significant opportunities for synergies between Hanwha Ocean and these Canadian partners – CAE, Gastops and Indal Technologies. With the signing of the teaming agreement and MOUs, Hanwha can begin developing strategic relationships with these partners, which will also enhance and strengthen the relationship between Korea and Canada.”

– Yong Ook Lee, COO, Head of Naval Ship Business, Hanwha Ocean

“The Teaming Agreement is an exciting next step in our growing relationship with Hanwha Ocean. The KSS-III is a highly capable submarine platform, and the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project offers an incredible opportunity for the Royal Canadian Navy to leverage CAE’s advanced training technologies, while also providing Hanwha Ocean with new options to enrich its submarine offering with world-class training and simulation capabilities in the Canadian and global markets.”

– France Hébert, VP and General Manager, Defence & Security Canada, CAE

“We are honoured to enter into this agreement with Hanwha Ocean. This MOU marks a significant step forward in our efforts to enhance marine capabilities and deliver cutting-edge solutions that enhance vessel performance and reduce risk in the ship build process. By combining our expertise and resources, we are poised to achieve remarkable advancements in the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project and other key maritime initiatives globally.”

– Shaun Horning, President, and CEO of Gastops

“We look forward to working with Hanwha Ocean on the Canadian Patrol Submarine Project. Partnering with a company like Hanwha on a proven platform like the KSS-III is a great opportunity for our businesses to expand into a new market.”

– David Micha, Sr. Vice President and General Manager, Curtiss-Wright EMS division