DAG 2016 – Naval Systems Services

Submarine Life Extension

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To act as a capability sustainment and enhancement project designed to extend the service life of the Victoria-class submarine beyond its current mid-2020s end of life.


Re-activation of the Upholder-class submarines (renamed Victoria-class), as part of the Submarine Capability Life Extension Project, included a reassessment of their in-service life expectancy that resulted in a predicted end-of-service in the mid-2020s. The Submarine Life Extension (SELEX) Project will maintain the safety and serviceability of the "Float" components of the Victoria-class. It will maintain and, where appropriate, improve operational capabilities in both the "Move" and “Fight” components of the Victoria-class. A detailed scoping study has been completed and the recommendations of that activity will be used to define the exact scope of the SELEX Project.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016 Options Analysis
  • 2019 Definition Approval
  • 2020 to 2026 Implementation Approval
  • 2020 to 2026 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020 to 2026 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811

Date modified: