DAG 2015 – Aerospace Systems Services

Advanced Short Range Missile

Replace Existing Systems


To acquire an advanced short range air-to-air weapon for the CF-188.


An advanced short range missile to replace the AIM-9M is required to counter emerging threats. This is an outstanding requirement from the CF-188 Incremental Modernization Program. Due to funding pressures during the program, the previously identified capability deficiency was never addressed. The new capability must provide an expanded engagement zone over the current AIM-9M and greater ability to overcome enemy countermeasures. The new weapon must also be supportable for the life of the CF-188 and the CF-188 replacement aircraft and provide interoperability with our allies.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Options Analysis
  • 2017
    • Definition Approval
  • 2019
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020
    • Implementation Approval
    • Contract Award
  • 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Executive Director - Fighter Capability (EDFC)
Phone: 613-995-5673

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