DAG 2016 – Naval Systems Services

Naval Electronic Attack Recapitalization (Onboard)

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To provide Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) self-defence to the Halifax Class frigate from target designation and missile lock. The capability currently resident in the Reprogrammable Advanced Multimode Shipborne ECM System, designated the AN/SLQ-503, needs to be upgraded or replaced.


The project will provide a capability that is part of ships’ layered defence doctrine used by North Atlantic Treay Organization (NATO) nations to enhance effectiveness in anti-ship missile defence . The new system will be integrated with the Halifax Class Combat Management System and must meet Canadian Security Establishment protocols. High level requirements are considered classified; however, reliance on the use of tactical libraries should be limited and be adaptable to rapidly evolving threats.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2019 Options Analysis
  • 2021 Definition Approval
  • 2022 Implementation Approval
  • 2022 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2023 Contract Award
  • 2025 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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