DAG 2016 – Naval Systems Services

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Information: New Proposal

for DAG 2016

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To develop a modular, stand-off Naval Mine Countermeasures capability, designed to provide the full spectrum of Naval Mine Hunting operations and contribute to underwater domain awareness. The Remote Minehunting and Disposal Systems (RMDS) will generate the capability to detect, classify, localize, reacquire, identify, and dispose of sea mines and Underwater Improvised Explosive Devices, that pose a threat to Canadian interests or impede the conduct of maritime operations. The RMDS project intends to leverage proven Commercial off of the Shelf unmanned systems and Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) technology. These RMDS payloads will contain modular sub-systems that are portable and deployable.


The Royal Canadian Navy aims to acquire two separate modular RMDS payloads, one for each coastal formation. Each of the RMDS payloads will consist of the following sub-systems: 1. AUV Sub-system, including a minimum of two small, “man portable” AUVs (12-45 kg), and a minimum of two light weight, “deep water”, AUVs (up to 300 kg); 2. Mine Disposal Sub-system. The mine disposal sub-system shall consist of a minimum of 10 Explosive Mine Disposal Vehicles (EMDV), a minimum of two training and/or inspection variants of the mine disposal system, one mine disposal control console, and one portable storage magazine for up to five EMDVs; and 3. Transportable Command Centre - a dedicated International Standards Organization 20’ container that will facilitate shelter for the conduct of deployed RMDS operations and maintenance.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2017 Implementation Approval
  • 2017 Request for Proposal Release
  • 2018 Contract Award
  • 2020 Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director of Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3950

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