DAG 2015 – Aerospace Systems Services

ARCHIVED - CH-149 Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade

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In-Service Support


To extend the all-weather rotary wing search and rescue capability to at least 2040, to return the capability to the Trenton main operating base, and to provide capability improvements to enhance its overall mission effectiveness.


This project will determine the most appropriate option to extend existing capability by assessing future supportability issues of the current CH149 Cormorant with respect to avionics, communications, ice protection, corrosion management and patient treatment area or by augmenting current capability by another means. Search and rescue capabilities are expected to be enhanced with the introduction of a new infra-red search capability. Aircraft sustainment may be improved in accordance with current Integrated Logistic Support analysis and anticipated failure rates. Training devices and publications are also expected to be updated to provide the transitional training for the initial cadre of aircrew and maintainers.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $500 million to $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Definition Approval
  • 2017
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2024
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Air Requirements
Phone: 613-944-3293

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