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SEA Awarded Contract to Supply Torpedo Launch System (TLS) to Canada

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SEA Awarded Contract to Supply Torpedo Launch System (TLS) to Canada

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SEA Awarded Contract to Supply Torpedo Launch System (TLS) to Canada
SEA Awarded Contract to Supply Torpedo Launch System (TLS) to Canada

SEA is pleased to announce that its subsidiary SEA Canada has been awarded a £15.1 million contract to cover the production of lightweight Torpedo Launch Systems (TLS) for a major naval vessel programme. Work will commence immediately and is expected to complete in 2030. SEA’s TLS is a rapid-reaction system capable of firing a variety of NATO standard lightweight torpedoes. The modular design of the TLS also enables easier and cost-effective upgrades throughout its service life and significantly reduces the risk of capability obsolescence based on ammunition supply. This contract will be delivered by SEA’s wholly owned Canadian subsidiary, SEA Canada, supported by a team at SEA in the UK.

SEA’s TLS is a weapon-agnostic, close range and rapid-reaction system capable of firing a variety of NATO-compatible standard light weight torpedoes, including the US Mk44, Mk46 and Mk54 torpedoes, UK Sting Ray, Italian A244S, French MU90 and the Korean Blue Shark. Highly flexible due to its unique modular design, the system can also be configured to use other weapons on an individual basis. Highly flexible due to its unique modular design, the system can also be configured to use other weapons on an individual basis. This will enable the Navy to retain control of its supply chain through a choice of suppliers for ammunition, delivering greater flexibility and long-term value.

Lightweight Torpedo Launch Systems (TLS)
Lightweight Torpedo Launch Systems (TLS). (Photo by SEA Canada)

Andy Thomis, Cohort Chief Executive, said: “This contract is another significant win for SEA and will deliver an essential capability for the Royal Canadian Navy. It builds on SEA’s long-standing reputation and successful delivery of the TLS system to customers around the world. Together with other recent contract wins across the Group, this further underpins our order book and enhances the visibility of future revenues.”

For over 50 years, SEA has delivered research, development, manufacturing, training, and support of complex maritime systems to the Royal Navy, international partners, and customers across the globe. The company are also the UK’s leading provider of intelligent traffic management solutions, offering a range of enforcement technologies designed for supporting the demands of the current Traffic Management and Civil Enforcement Acts. In the defence domain, SEA have applications in ship protection, agile-platform anti-submarine warfare and integrated underwater situational awareness. The company manufacture and support a wide range of systems designed to provide a rapid response to threats, defend a fleet against attack, track and monitor targets, and ensure system effectiveness and interoperation.

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