Unique Identification (UID) to improve tracking, remediation, and life cycle management of materiel assets
OTTAWA, July 26, 2021 – Calian® Group Ltd. (TSX: CGY), deliverer of trusted solutions across Advanced Technologies, Health, Learning and IT & Cyber Solutions segments, was awarded a Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) contract to support the Data Remediation and Marking of Serial Managed Materiel (DRM-SM) program. Leveraging Calian expertise in advanced technologies, DND will be able to seamlessly track approximately 2.7 million assets using a scalable, trusted life cycle management process.
DND is initiating a program to add Unique Identification (UID) to all serially managed materiel. This program is in support of the implementation of Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) to all assets owned by DND and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) that do not currently have a UID mark. It is estimated that approximately 2.7 million assets will have to be labelled and remediated. The initial value of this contract is $5.75 million.
“Calian is enabling an innovative and trusted tracking system that will scale to achieve DND’s needs today and into the future,” says Patrick Thera, President at Calian, Advanced Technologies. “Calian is committed to the success of the UID program and understands its importance to DND.”
With millions of assets being managed by DND and the CAF, marking every single asset with a UID is a strategic initiative. DND is committed to the highest standards and the resulting state-of-the-art system will seamlessly enable materiel management—from superior tracking to improved remediation to trusted life cycle management.