DAG 2016 – Joint and Other Systems Services

Local Biological Defence System Project

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


The Local Biological Defence System will provide effective detection, classification and monitoring capabilities for the Canadian Armed Forces against biological warfare agents. The classification will enable the rapid administration of generic medical countermeasures.


The project will procure portable, field-deployable biological agent detectors and complementary classification systems. The system will include detection and classification of all biological agents likely to be used against the CAF. It will provide early warning of attack against biological warfare agents.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2019 Definition Approval
  • 2021 Implementation Approval
  • 2021 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2022 Contract Award
  • 2025 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence & Operational Support
Phone: 613-996-8006

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