DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

Complex Weapon

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


This project will provide the Royal Canadian Air Force with an advanced Air-to-Ground/Air-to-Surface weapons capability for CF-188 operations in a network-enabled environment.


With the increasing array of target sets and the relatively limited carriage of a fighter aircraft, new weapons must provide multiple capabilities. This weapon will deliver more precise, flexible, and efficient payloads from greater standoff distances and operate in anti-access scenarios in the face of advanced threats. It will be multi-mode, allowing guidance to the target through multiple methods, ensuring all-weather capability. The weapon must also be in use on the chosen Future Fighter platform to reduce the cost of implementation.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2017 Options Analysis
  • 2019 Definition Approval
  • 2020 Implementation Approval
  • 2019 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020 Contract Award
  • 2025 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director General Fighter Capability
Phone: 613-996-7825

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