DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

Strategic Tanker Transport Capability

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To acquire a replacement for the CC-150 Polaris.


This project will replace the existing fleet capability, including strategic airlift, air-to-air refuelling and VIP transport after a potential life extension. The platform will provide air-to-air refuelling for both domestic and expeditionary coalition operations, while complementing the strategic airlift capabilities of the CC-177 fleet. This project is pending the result of the evaluation to replace the CF-188, due to different fuel receiving systems in use by various fighter aircraft.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $500 million to $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2018 Options Analysis
  • 2020 Definition Approval
  • 2022 Implementation Approval
  • 2021 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2022 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Air Requirements
Phone: 613-944-3293

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