DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

Future Fighter Capability

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


This project will seek to provide a capability to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to conduct control of Canadian Airspace and contribute to Alliance/Coalition operations where/when directed after the retirement of the CF-188 currently planned for the 2025 timeframe. This project is linked with the delivery of the CF-188 Estimated Life Expectancy to 2025 project.


The Future Fighter Capability project will provide the mandated Government of Canada aerospace and force employment capabilities necessary to apply airpower in multi-role operations, both nationally and internationally. This includes precision Air-to-Air (A/A), Air-to-Ground (A/G) and Air-to-Surface (ASu) capabilities, and non-traditional Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) in the defence of Canada, North America and expeditionary operations.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2017 Definition Approval
  • 2018 to 2020 Implementation Approval
  • 2017 to 2019 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2018 to 2020 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director General Fighter Capability
Phone:  613-996-7825

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