Naval systems


Rohde & Schwarz delivers JSS secure communications

Rohde & Schwarz to provide external communications systems for Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS).

As work continues on the construction of Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS), Rohde & Schwarz stands ready with for the delivery of secure communications systems. (Image: Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards)
As work continues on the construction of Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS), Rohde & Schwarz stands ready with for the delivery of secure communications systems. (Image: Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards)

Rohde & Schwarz is pleased to announce a contract award by Thales Canada for the delivery of secure communications systems for two new Joint Support Ships. Construction of the new Joint Support Ships is currently underway at Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Once constructed, the Joint Support Ships will be purpose-built, multi-role vessels that will provide an important auxiliary function to the Royal Canadian Navy. In addition to replenishment at sea, the vessels will support training and naval maneuvers and humanitarian operations, ensuring Canada’s continued safety and security at home and abroad.

Some of the key factors that resulted in high technology group Rohde & Schwarz being awarded this contract include the independent company’s ability to engineer ship specific high frequency (HF) broadband antenna designs. In addition, the company is known for reliability and high performance, as proven on the many vessels they have installed external communications systems on, including the German Navy’s auxiliary support ships.

“We thank Thales for awarding us the contract to provide the external communications systems for JSS and for choosing to work with Rohde & Schwarz Canada,” says Hansjörg Herrbold, Vice President Market Segment Navy Rohde & Schwarz. “And we look forward to supporting Seaspan Shipyards to deliver on its commitments to the Royal Canadian Navy under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.”

Rohde & Schwarz Canada delivers full systems solutions and provides engineering and through life support to Canadian companies and is proud to support and generate jobs and economic benefits locally.

Press & media contact

Dennis-Peter Merklinghaus
PR Manager Aerospace, Defense & Security
+49 89 4129 15671

High Resolution Press Picture
Press pictures
Jun 23, 2020
300 kB

Rohde & Schwarz

Rohde & Schwarz is a leading supplier of solutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcast and media, aerospace | defense | security and networks and cybersecurity. The technology group's innovative communications, information and security products help industry and government customers ensure a safer and connected world. On June 30, 2021, Rohde & Schwarz had about 13,000 employees worldwide. The independent group achieved a net revenue of EUR 2.28 billion in the 2020/2021 fiscal year (July to June). The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany, and has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries, with regional hubs in Asia and America.

R&S® and CERTIUM® are registered trademarks of Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG.

All press releases, including photos for downloading, are available on the Internet at

Related Solutions and Product Groups

Request information

Do you have questions or need additional information? Simply fill out this form and we will get right back to you.

I want to receive information from Rohde & Schwarz via

Marketing permission

What does this mean in detail?

I agree that Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG and the Rohde & Schwarz entity or subsidiary company mentioned in the imprint of this website, may contact me via the chosen channel (email or postal mail) for marketing and advertising purposes (e.g. information on special offers and discount promotions) related to, but not limited to, products and solutions in the fields of test and measurement, secure communications, monitoring and network testing, broadcast and media, and cybersecurity.

Your rights

This declaration of consent may be withdrawn at any time by sending an email with the subject "Unsubscribe" to Additionally, a link to unsubscribe from future email advertisements is contained in each email sent. Further details on the use of personal data and the withdrawal procedure are set out in the Statement of Privacy.

Your request has been sent successfully. We will contact you shortly.
An error is occurred, please try it again later.