DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

North Warning System Replacement

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To replace aging, Canadian-based, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) North Warning Systems and equipment.


The NWS Project will provide operational capabilities to ensure the security of Canadian citizens and help exercise Canada's sovereignty as per the bi-national NORAD agreement.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2020 Options Analysis
  • 2021 Definition Approval
  • 2024 Implementation Approval
  • 2023 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2024 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Air Domain Development
Phone: 613-995-3344

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