Advocacy / Member News
March 17, 2021



Canadian defence firm JSK Naval Support (JSK) has been selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to supply

its Torpedo Launcher System (TLS).


The Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program is for 15 vessels

and as an initial contract JSK will supply four new TLS ship sets to the CSC program between 2024 and



The new CSC will be an advanced and multi-mission combat ship, equipped with next-generation

technology, which will support and protect the Royal Canadian Navy for the next 40 years.

The system was chosen by Lockheed Martin Canada for its weapon-agnostic capability, as well as JSK’s

commitment to developing Canadian TLS expertise. The TLS will be built and maintained in Canada,

with JSK employing and training additional Canadian engineering professionals to enhance its

production and integration capability. This will include a new purpose-built test facility in JSK’s Pointe

Claire site in Montreal, Quebec that will be used throughoutproduction to allow for testing and

evaluation of completed systems and software and follow on support/training phases of the program.

JSK has developed a fully integrated supply chain to ensure full lifecycle support capability throughout

the entire program and systems life.


Supplied to Lockheed Martin Canada, the systems will be installed on 15 warships built at Irving

Shipbuilding in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The fully qualified TLS will provide a close range, rapid-reaction

weapon agnostic launch capability for a variety of NATO standard light weight torpedoes. With a

modern TLS electronics suite, the system can calculate target position based on sonar and ship data

alongside control from the combat management system.


Brian March, President of JSK Naval Support said, “We’re delighted to be supplying our Torpedo

Launcher Systems to Lockheed Martin Canada as part of the prestigious CSC program. The launcher

system is an essential component of the combat system, and its open architecture means it is

compatible with the latest weapons along with the Mk 46(V) / Mk 54 torpedo. Thanks to this

inherent flexibility it offers a durable and future proof solution for the CSC program.”

An established provider of engineering services and in-service support for the Royal Canadian Navy,


JSK Naval Support is headquartered in Pointe-Claire, Quebec and is a member of the COVE community

in Halifax, Nova Scotia.



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