DAG 2015 – Aerospace Systems Services

North Warning System Replacement

Replace Existing Systems


To replace aging, Canadian-based, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) North Warning Systems and equipment in use beyond their estimated life expectancy.


The NWS Project will provide operational capabilities to ensure the security of Canadian citizens and help exercise Canada's sovereignty as per the mandated Missions of the Canada First Defence Strategy and bi-national NORAD agreement.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2020
    • Options Analysis
  • 2021
    • Definition Approval
  • 2023
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2024
    • Implementation Approval
    • Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2035
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Air Domain Development
Phone: 613-995-3344

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