British Columbia's Seaspan Shipyards has announced it has been awarded an upgrade project as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin Canada on two Royal New Zealand Navy's ANZAC Class frigates. The project will upgrade the surveillance, combat and self-defence capabilities of the ANZAC frigates. The HMNZS TE KAHA arrived in Canada this week to commence the necessary work at Seaspan's Victoria Shipyards later this Spring. Once those upgrades are complete, work on HMNZS TE MANA will begin, anticipated for 2019. Lockheed Martin Canada is New Zealand's prime system integrator, responsible for the combat system upgrades on both ships as well as a new shore-based trainer.