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Naval in-service support by the numbers


Victoria Class submarines supported in Canada


surface platforms supported around the world


subsurface vessels supported globally
HMCS Victoria, a Victoria-class submarine

What we do

Our work in Canada builds on over a century of supporting naval systems and surface and subsurface platforms. We combine Canadian talent and expertise with a global network of experienced professionals for:

  • Maintenance, repair, refit and modernization
  • Engineering, design conversion and build support
  • Equipment, vessel and fleet management
  • Supply chain management, warehousing and delivery
  • Training technology and infrastructure

Canada’s leading submarine experts

Earning trust in delivering on Canada's largest and most complex in-service support program
Unparalleled naval in-service support expertise
A flexible process- and platform-agnostic approach
A network of over 400 specialist suppliers, a large majority of whom are Canadian
Royal Canadian Navy sailors aboard HMCS Corner Brook submarine

How we do it

The complexity and critical nature of a submarine and its systems requires an approach that is highly collaborative. We work closely with our partners, and with our customers and stakeholders in the Royal Canadian Navy, the Department of National Defence, and Public Services & Procurement Canada to understand and adapt to Canada’s platform and capability needs and the Class program schedule and cost constraints.

HMSC Victoria submarine

An approach that makes Babcock and our customers better

Together, we are delivering, and together we are learning, improving, and growing a truly Canadian, world class submarine experience and capability.

Standing by to answer your questions

Keith Cunnane
Keith Cunnane

Vice President, Marine

As a global marine professional, Keith Cunnane has built his expertise and experience in the marine defence sector. Keith served in the Royal Navy for over 21 years.

Naval in the Newsroom

News   |  03/18/2021

Babcock Announces Extension to Victoria Class In-Service Support Contract

Babcock Canada is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has opted to exercise two one-year contract extension options to the existing Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC). Originally awarded in 2008, exercising the options will see VISSC extended to June 2023.
News   |  02/03/2021

Babcock named a top employer in the National Capital Region

Babcock named a top employer in the National Capital Region for the third consecutive year. This an annual competition is organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers and it recognizes employers in the Ottawa-Gatineau area that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.
Case study   |  06/17/2021

Babcock Introduces Ultra-High Pressure Water Blasting to Canada’s Victoria Class Submarines

At Babcock, finding innovative ways to improve the way we work is at the core of our business. From developing our own technology and platforms, to utilizing existing assets in new ways, we make the most of our international expertise and Canadian experience. This extends into every program we support, including the Victoria In-Service Support Contract.