DAG 2016 – Naval Systems Services

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Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To provide tactical radio direction finding and signals collection, analysis, fusion and exploitation strategic capability to the Halifax-class frigates.


This is a joint Canadian Armed Forces project that will standardize and replace the currently used mission-fit of Cryptologic Direct Support Element equipment suite. This capability will provide time-critical, tactically relevant warning of threat emissions in the Communications Intercept and Electronic Intelligence spectrums. In addition, it must replace the obsolete AN/SRD-504. Mast space and weight allocation for the antenna will not exceed that currently apportioned to AN/SRD-504 on board Halifax-class frigates.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016 Definition Approval
  • 2020 Implementation Approval
  • 2020 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2021 Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2036 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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