DAG 2016 – Aerospace Systems Services

CF-188 Life Extension 2025

In-Service Support


This project will seek to provide a capability to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to continue to control of Canadian Airspace and contribute to Alliance/Coalition operations where/when directed with continued operation of the CF-188 to the 2025 timeframe.


In order to ensure there are no operational gaps in the Royal Canadian Air Force's fighter capability, the Department of National Defence is planning upgrades to extend the CF-188 fleet life expectancy to 2025. This project is linked with the delivery of the Future Fighter Capability Project.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016 Definition Approval
  • 2018 Implementation Approval
  • 2017 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2018 Contract Award

Point of Contact

Director General Fighter Capability
Phone: 613-996-7825

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