DAG 2015 – Aerospace Systems Services

Griffon Limited Life Extension

In-Service Support


The project will extend the life of the CH-146 Griffon beyond the current Estimated Life Expectancy so that the aircraft can continue to be operationally relevant and remain a vital contributor to the readiness of the Canadian Army and the Canadian Special Operations Force Command units well into the future. The extension will bridge the gap until a replacement capability is acquired through the Tactical Reconnaissance Utility Helicopter project.


The project will replace obsolete cockpit instrumentation and radios with components that are supportable to 2030 and possibly beyond.  It may also include new digitally controlled engines as a package. Adaptation and integration of existing avionics and electronic flight instruments in the aircraft will enable an extension of the life of the Griffon weapon system.  The flight simulators will be modified to conform to the fleet.  Finally, the project will ensure integrated logistic support, supply of initial spares and training.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $500 million to $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Definition Approval
  • 2018
    • 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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