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The Local Biological Defence System (LBDS) will enhance the Canadian Armed Forces’ Detection, Identification and Monitoring (DIM) capabilities for biological warfare agents. It will also expedite confirmatory identification to enable rapid administration of agent-specific medical countermeasures.


The LBDS project will procure portable, field-deployable biological agent detectors and complementary identification systems. The system must be capable of providing confirmatory identification through two independent technologies.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Definition Approval
  • 2019
    • Implementation Approval
  • 2020
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2021
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence & Operational Support
Phone: 613-996-8006

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