DAG 2016 - Land Systems Services

ARCHIVED - Future Combat Uniform and Footwear

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Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


This project will replace the existing combat uniform system with state of the art design features and textiles for both temperate and arid climate.


This project will deliver a combat clothing system in sufficient quantities to support Canadian Armed Forces expeditionary joint operations. This system may include modifications and/or replacement of various layers of clothing from undergarment to the outer most layers for environmental protection. This project will solve compatibility issues between operational clothing and soldier’s equipment, including load carriage and ballistic protection. It will be designed to maximize comfort and minimize weight/bulk while adding extra protection such as inherent fire resistance. It may also include enhanced camouflage properties, integrated power distribution and CBRN protection properties into layers or the entire clothing system.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2023 Options Analysis
  • 2025 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 Land Requirements Coordination
Phone: 819-939-5868

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