DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

Tactical Integrated Command, Control and Communications Air

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


The Tactical Integrated Command, Control and Communications Air Project will provide the ability to network with different organizations, systems and platforms through data links, Streaming Video and secure and non-secure voice radio communication systems.


The project will provide an Air Force Link-16 Tactical Data Link and Streaming Video infrastructure composed of fixed Ground Entry Stations (GES) and a deployable Link-16, Link-11 and Streaming Video GES capability for domestic gap filling and deployed operations. It will replace and modernize the Ground-Air-Ground radio equipment for Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Air Traffic Management and the Canadian Air Defence Radio System. It will provide a Link-16 Situational Awareness and Relay capability for the CC-150 Polaris. It will ensure the RCAF has the capability to distribute streaming video, Link-16 and Link-11 data from airborne platforms to designated Air Force Command and Control users.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016 Definition Approval
  • 2019 Implementation Approval
  • 2019 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020 Contract Award
  • 2024 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Air Domain Development
Phone: 613-995-3344

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