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Replace Existing Systems


The Small Arms Modernization project will improve the Canadian Armed Forces small arms capability by upgrading or replacing most personal weapons and accessories, less the Canadian Ranger Rifle and the C6 General Purpose Machine Gun replacements, which are managed under separate projects.


The project will replace the personal weapons and acquire low power, lightweight and enhanced observation and aiming devices to reduce the soldier’s payload and improve accuracy. The program will focus on the following capabilities: the General Service Pistol, C7 and C8 Assault Rifles, Rifle Grenade Launcher, 5.56mm ammunition weight, assault rifle accessories, C9 Light Machine Gun, sharpshooter capability and a gun shot detector.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2020
    • Options Analysis
  • 2022
    • Definition Approval
  • 2023
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2024
    • Implementation Approval
  • 2025
    • Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2035
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Land Requirements
Phone: 819-994-4225

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