DAG 2016 - Land Systems Services

Common Heavy Equipment Replacement

Replace existing systems with newer or different system


This project will improve Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mobility, counter-mobility, force protection and sustainment capabilities by recapitalizing existing fleets of Heavy Support Equipment (HSE). It will be capable of activating and operating extended lines of communication from Canadian ports of embarkation to theatre ports of disembarkation. It will include capabilities to conduct large scale horizontal construction activities ranging from runway repairs to road construction and maintenance.


HSE capabilities that can execute both combat and stability operations. It must provide mobility (obstacle breaching, road and bridge construction and maintenance), counter-mobility (obstacle construction), survivability (camp, decoy, protective position construction), and sustainment support (loading, moving, unloading aircraft, watercraft, and land-based vehicle cargo) to CAF units. It will also provide an air-transportable capability that is able to operate on rough terrain and off road surfaces and function effectively in both moderate and extremes of climate. Vehicles will include capabilities such as operator protection, engines capable of burning high-sulphur diesel or kerosene-based fuels, and platforms able to meet CAF and NATO strategic and operational transportability requirements.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2017 Definition Approval
  • 2019 Implementation Approval
  • 2019 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2019 Contract Award
  • 2023 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Land Requirements Coordination
Phone: 819-939-5868

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