DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

Griffon Limited Life Extension

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


The project will extend the life of the CH-146 Griffon beyond the current Estimated Life Expectancy so that the aircraft can continue to be operationally relevant and remain a vital contributor to the readiness of the Canadian Army and the Canadian Special Operations Force Command units well into the future. The extension will bridge the gap until a replacement capability is acquired through the Tactical Reconnaissance Utility Helicopter project.


The project will replace obsolete cockpit avionics, instruments and displays, and deliver a complete up-to-date digital configuration that includes the integration of mission equipment. The configuration may also include new digitally controlled engines. The update is required to retain the operational relevance of the CH-146 Griffon over an extended life, maintain the fleet capacity to support mandated commitments, and operate without restriction, in both international and domestic controlled airspace.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2017 Definition Approval
  • 2019 Implementation Approval
  • 2019 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2019 Contract Award

Point of Contact

Director Air Requirements
Phone: 613-944-3293

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