DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

ARCHIVED - Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Aircraft Replacement

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Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To provide the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with a robust, yet cost effective capability that meets the level of service required to support the National Search and Rescue program and replace the CC-130H and CC-115 aircraft.


The Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) platform must have the capability to respond to an aeronautical or maritime search and rescue incident anywhere within the designated Canadian search and rescue area of responsibility, in all weather conditions. It must provide life-saving assistance through the aerial delivery of fully-equipped search and rescue technicians and/or equipment. It must have the capability to conduct electronic and visual searches while incorporating multi-spectral sensors in any terrain, day or night. Lastly, it must have the ability to carry, load, and unload the required palletized search and rescue equipment without specialized loading/unloading gear.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

Point of Contact

Director Air Requirements
Phone: 613-944-3293

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