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Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


The Radiation Detection System (RDS) project aims to address equipment support issues related to existing equipment by acquiring and fielding a modern multi-purpose radiation detection system that offers improved detection, user interface and data reporting capabilities, while providing reductions in both size and weight.


This project will replace three fleets of detectors currently in service with a single one, significantly improving capability and resulting in operational and in-service support efficiencies. It is currently estimated that the RDS project will procure up to 700 systems for use by the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The equipment will include the detector, spare parts, training, documentation and accessories as required (exact accessories depends upon the system selected for procurement).

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2020 Definition Approval
  • 2021 Implementation Approval
  • 2020 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2021 Contract Award
  • 2023 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

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

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