When you develop and integrate warship combat systems, a lowly electronics cabinet might not seem worth celebrating.

LMC HCM programEarlier this month, however, the 100th cabinet destined for the Halifax-Class Modernization (HCM) program rolled off the production line at Lockheed Martin Canada’s Mission Systems and Training facility in Ottawa. The cabinet, one of 128 that will be produced for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates, will be installed aboard HMCS Regina.

From a concept design that met extreme environment conditions, the first cabinet was completed in October 2010. Today, the cabinets have over 500 unique parts and are supported by a supply chain of over 45 Canadian companies.

Lockheed Martin Canada MST is providing the Combat Management System (CMS) for the Halifax-class program. The CMS hardware is comprised of multiple electronics cabinets and operator consoles.

The company marked the milestone with a small celebration that was attended by Commodore Marcel Halle and Geoff Simpson, the HCM program director.

With the success of the HCM program, Lockheed Martin Canada has been contracted by the New Zealand government to provide and integrate a new combat management system on its ANZAC Class frigates. More cabinets and consoles will soon be departing Ottawa for that program.