DAG 2016 – Naval Systems Services

Surface Supplied Diving

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To maintain a Surface Supplied Diving (SSD) capability to 100 meters depth in coastal waters in the normal prevailing conditions in the Canadian oceanic littorals.


This project will provide a dive tender vessel to satisfy four main capabilities: SSD, Mine Countermeasures diving support, light salvage support, and underwater engineering. This capability must include the ability to deploy divers, as well as account for all of the essential logistical support elements of the diving systems, such as a recompression chamber, to effectively and safely execute the diving tasks.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016 Options Analysis
  • 2019 Definition Approval
  • 2021 Implementation Approval
  • 2021 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2022 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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