DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

Long Range Air-to-Air Missile

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To acquire a long range air-to-air missile for the Fighter capability.


An advanced long range missile will ensure Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighter aircraft maintain the ability to employ weapons in contested environments of the future. The weapon must be compatible with the chosen replacement fighter for the CF-188. It must be interoperable with our Allies in both NORAD and Coalition operations.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline

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

Point of Contact

Director General Fighter Capability
Phone: 613-996-7825

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