DAG 2016 – Naval Systems Services

Canadian Underwater Minewarfare Apparatus

Replace Existing Systems with Newer or Different System


To maintain seabed intervention capability, through the provision of self contained Naval Mine Countermeasures diving.


The replacement Canadian Underwater Mine Warfare Apparatus system will provide the Royal Canadian Navy with the capability to investigate underwater contacts to a depth of 81 Metres for 20 minutes (time on task). The system will use a mixture of 3 different breathing gasses – TRIMIX, instead of the current Helium, Oxygen mix (HELIOX).

Preliminary Estimate

  • Under $20 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2018 Options Analysis
  • 2020 Definition Approval
  • 2023 Implementation Approval
  • 2023 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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