DAG 2015 – Aerospace Systems Services

*NEW* Multi-Band Radio Crypto Modernization

New Systems


The objective of the Multi-Band Radio Crypto Modernization project is to ensure the RCAF's ability to maintain airborne multi-band communications that support changing international cryptographic standards.


The project must provide a seamless transition from existing radios using retiring internal cryptography to modernized revisions capable of supporting changing international security standards. The project must modernize those radios relying upon internal encryption methods to ensure interoperability within DND as well as with partner nations requiring increased security standards to protect sensitive information across voice communications.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Definition Approval
  • 2018
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2021
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Air Requirements
Phone: 613-944-3293

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