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Interdepartmental Maritime Integrated Command, Control, and Communications (IMIC3) Project

Project Type

Project New


"The Government of Canada's ""Securing an Open Society: Canada's National Security Policy"" directed an improvement to information sharing between federal departments in the area of domestic maritime security. In order to meet the direction provided, interdepartmental collaboration and communication is essential to maximizing information dissemination and sharing throughout the waters of the exclusive economic zone. Currently, vessels from different departments cannot securely exchange maritime situational awareness information in an automated, near real-time environment to establish a common understanding of the domestic maritime situation. To address this situation, the Interdepartmental Maritime Integrated Command, Control and Communications project was created. The objective of the project is to create a deployable interagency information exchange tool to enhance maritime situational awareness, improve informed decision-making and facilitate coordinated action.


The project will deliver an information distribution system that supports planning and the execution of maritime operations, by providing coordination and decision-making aids and domestic maritime situational awareness through the use of fitted as well as deployable systems to 12 KINGSTON Class ships, 44 sea-going vessels of the Canadian Coast Guard, 7 shore stations in Maritime Security Operation Centers and Canadian Coast Guard Regional Operations Centers and 7 portable operator consoles for temporary use on other platforms. IMIC3 will be one of the feeds to generate the CANMARNET Unclassified National Maritime Picture (NMP).

A contract for this project was awarded to Thales Canada, in 2011. The acquisition value of this project is $9.7 million.

Funding Range

$20 million to $49 million

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