DAG 2016 – Naval Systems Services

RCN Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance Unmanned Aircraft System

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System

Objective

To deliver a tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that will provide a sustained and continuous over the horizon Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability for the Halifax-class frigates, while remaining cognizant that the chosen option will pave the way for an already identified capability insertion into the Harry DeWolf-class, the Queenston-class, and the Canadian Surface Combatant.

Requirements

The RCN requires a tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that can provide a cost effective and sustainable shipborne, complementary, persistent, near real-time, over the horizon Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance capability that will enhance CAF assets’ self-defence along with generating a strategically relevant tactical advantage for commanders at sea across the full spectrum of operations.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016 Options Analysis
  • 2018 Definition Approval
  • 2020 Implementation Approval
  • 2019 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2021 Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950


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