Naval Systems
Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship

New Systems

Objective

To provide the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with the capability to operate in all of Canada’s waters, including Canada's Arctic waters, throughout the navigable season.  The acquisition of the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) will increase the CAF's capacity to defend Canada and its security, including in the Arctic.

Requirements

AOPS will be an ice-capable ship, with icebreaking characteristics to allow for year-round operations in up to and including one metre of first-year ice of high ice concentrations which may include old ice inclusions. It will also possess sea-keeping qualities to allow operations in the open ocean. AOPS will be fitted with gun systems appropriate for use in domestic constabulary roles and force protection, and designed to operate effectively in the anticipated extreme climates. AOPS crew will be up to 65 personnel, with accommodation in the ship for an additional 20 mission personnel who will be embarked as required for more complex taskings including those in support of other Government departments.  It will be capable of a maximum sustained speed of at least 17 kts, with a range of more than 6800 nautical miles.  It is capable of autonomous operations for up to 4 months.  AOPS has been designed to operate and hangar an organic aircraft. While it is anticipated that it will most frequently embark smaller utility helicopters, it will have sufficient capabilities to provide limited support to CH 148 Cyclone operations. AOPS will operate an assortment of boats and crafts to provide rescue, humanitarian, mission, and limited sealift capabilities. The ship is designed with enclosed and open storage facilities to accommodate an array of stores, including 20-ft ISO containers and utility vehicles.  It is capable of loading and offloading these cargos in various locations, such as jetties, landing craft, as well as onto the ice.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2014
    • Implementation Approval
  • 2015
    • Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Joint Support Ship

New and Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To replace the Royal Canadian Navy’s current Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessels that are now more than 40 years old and nearing the end of their service lives. It will provide Canada with a modern, task tailored, globally deployable, naval support capability.  The Joint Support Ship project will address the essential requirement to maintain the fleet and helicopter support capability and will provide enhancements to joint capabilities. The Project will deliver two JSS with option for a third ship.

Requirements

The Joint Support Ship will provide at-sea support to a deployed Canadian Naval Task Group, limited sealift and support to operations ashore. In June 2013, Canada selected the German Berlin Class design as the basis for the Joint Support Ship. The Joint Support Ship’s capabilities will underpin Canada’s ability to deploy and sustain Canada’s naval forces worldwide for extended periods. The JSS will have a crew of up to 199 personnel plus its air detachment and mission personnel for a total of 239 onboard accommodations. The JSS will be capable of 20+ kts, with a range of 10800 nautical miles with ice edge capability to access Nanisivik Naval Facility in the summer navigation season.  Its two dual-purpose RAS stations  will provide 29 days support to a Canadian Naval Task Group for both fuel and supplies. The JSS will carry two organic CH 148 Cyclone maritime helicopters and will also provide second level maintenance capabilities for the Naval Task Group’s helicopters. It will be fitted with self-protection systems such as Degaussing, NIXIE torpedo decoy, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear, Close-In Weapons Systems, Electronic Support Measures and Naval Remote Weapons System. The JSS medical facilites will include a NATO Role 2E capabilities to support an array of operations including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The JSS basic Command, Control, Communications, Computer and Intelligence systems will contribute to the maritime domain awareness. The Joint Support Ship will also have robust cargo transfer systems for mission payloads to include cranes and Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel.

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2020
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Canadian Surface Combatant

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To replace the existing major warships of the Royal Canadian Navy through the procurement of new ships in two variants; the Area Air Defence and Task Group Command and Control (AAD/TG C2) variant and a General Purpose (GP) variant.  These ships will optimize commonality of systems and design and will be built in Canada.  These variants could be fitted with different weapons, communications, surveillance and other systems so as to ensure that the military can continue to monitor and defend Canadian waters and make significant contributions to international naval operations.

Requirements

The Canadian Surface Combatant will be capable of defending Canadian interests in national and international waters. To do this, the ship must have the ability to transit and operate in traditional blue water (open oceans) environments while remaining versatile enough to support operations in and around the increasingly important, complex and challenging littoral environment. To this end, and while fulfilling the same roles as the Iroquois and Halifax Class ships, the Canadian Surface Combatant Project is seeking enhanced capabilities to support operations ashore. The first variant of the Canadian Surface Combatant will possess the modern Area Air Defence and Task Group Command and Control capabilities that will enable the Government to continue to deploy Canadian Naval Task Groups worldwide in satisfaction of national defence and security objectives. The second variant, a General Purpose variant, will be an equally essential element in supporting a Canadian Naval Task Group, or in operating independently in deployed operations. Together, these two variants will permit interoperability with allies in international operations and with Canadian Other Government Departments in continental and domestic defence and marine security operations across the spectrum of warfare. The ships will be capable of housing and operating the CH 148 Cyclone Maritime Helicopters as well as a wide variety of small boats and unmanned vehicles (air, surface and underwater).

Preliminary Estimate

  • More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2014 to 2016
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2018 to 2020
    • Implementation Approval
    • Contract Award
  • 2035+
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Submarine Equipment Life Extension

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To act as a capability sustainment and enhancement project designed to extend the service life of the Victoria Class submarine beyond its current mid-2020s end of life.

Requirements

Re-activation of the Upholder Class submarines (renamed Victoria Class), as part of the Submarine Capability Life Extension Project, included a reassessment of their in-service life expectancy that resulted in a predicted end-of-service in the mid-2020s.  The Submarine Equipment Life Extension (SELEX) Project will maintain the safety and serviceability of the "Float" components of the Victoria Class.  It will maintain and, where appropriate, improve operational capabilities in both the "Move" and “Fight” components of the Victoria Class.  A detailed scoping study has been completed and the recommendations of that activity will be used to define the exact scope of the SELEX Project.

Preliminary Estimate

More than $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Options Analysis
  • 2019
    • Definition Approval
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2035
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Point Defence Missile System Upgrade

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To ensure the continued self-defence capability of the Halifax Class frigate against an anti-ship missile attack launched from surface, sub-surface, air and land-based delivery systems, as well as other applicable threats, by replacing the point defence missile system component of the Halifax Class layered defence capability.

Requirements

This project will provide a replacement missile system, capable of countering evolving near and medium term threats, that will remain capable and sustainable beyond 2030.  It will also be capable of engaging surface craft and low velocity aircraft.  The upgraded missile system will be capable of sustained operations onboard the modernized Halifax Class across the spectrum of the ships’ expected operating environments ranging from the Arctic to tropical.  The upgraded system will not exceed the space and weight allocation of the current system and be fully capable of integration into the modernized Halifax Class combat management system using the existing sensors.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $500 million to $1.5 billion

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2014
    • Definition Approval
  • 2019
    • Implementation Approval
  • 2017
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Lightweight Torpedo Upgrade

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To upgrade the Canadian MK 46 Mod 5A (Shallow Water) Lightweight Torpedo to improve fleet survivability against evolving near and medium-term underwater threats.

Requirements

The upgraded Lightweight Torpedo shall be capable of unrestricted employment in oceanic, shelf and littoral maritime environments, in water temperatures and salinity worldwide (across the range of polar, temperate and equatorial latitudes) as well in various sea states and water depths.  The upgraded Lightweight Torpedo shall deliver effective performance in northern and Arctic waters, where the presence of sea ice, either in pack or broken form, is routinely expected.  It shall be capable of attacking and destroying submarine contacts operating at the ice-edge. The upgraded Lightweight Torpedo shall be able to operate effectively and with relative impunity in an operational environment characterized by the presence of modern Self Protective Measures.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $250 million to $499 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2018
    • Options Analysis
  • 2020
    • Definition Approval
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2035
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Naval Large Tug

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To provide sufficient large tug capability to the Queen’s Harbour Masters in HMC Dockyards Halifax and Esquimalt to support naval operations over a 25-year horizon.

Requirements

This project will provide four new Near Coastal Voyage Class 2 tugs built in Canada to a proven, in-service Commercial off the Shelf design. The tugs will have a minimum of a 25-year life expectancy on entering naval service.  They will meet Transport Canada standards and Classification Society certification requirements. The tugs shall operate throughout the year in the wind, wave, tide and current conditions found in Canadian coastal waters. The tugs shall be capable of operating throughout a 24 hour day, in both unrestricted and restricted visibility as defined by the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea. In Halifax and Esquimalt harbours, they will perform harbour tasks in sustained winds of 25 kts from any direction and in currents of up to 2 knots in any direction. The tugs will operate within 750 nautical miles of their respective home ports and conduct both in-harbour and out-of-harbour operations. The tugs will be equipped to provide an afloat Fire-Fighting capability.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Definition Approval
  • 2016
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2018
    • Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

RCN Intelligence Surveillance Tracking Acquisition and Reconnaissance Programme

New Systems

Objective

To provide a Maritime Intelligence Surveillance Tracking Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) initiative composed of three integrated parts: an ISR network, a Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL), and a shipborne tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

Requirements

Each capability requirement of the RCN ISTAR Programme requires integration with the modernized Halifax Class systems and with each other – ISR network, TCDL, UAS. The ISR network capability will be fully interoperable with the existing CAF infrastructure and will utilize the existing CAF capability for data storage and exploitation software.  The TCDL capability will commence with a Developmental Evaluation (DEVAL) to assess future ship-borne requirements. The DEVAL will determine the effectiveness of exchanging TCDL information with existing Royal Canadian Air Force, Canadian Army, and coalition partners.  The evaluation will analyze equipment using existing STANAG 7085 compliant format and will determine if the equipment is suitably robust to operate in a naval environment. Information from the DEVAL will be leveraged to provide a TCDL capability for the Halifax Class. The shipborne tactical UAS capability will provide an integrated Command and Control and data exchange with unmanned surface, air, and subsurface vehicles; an integrated UAS launch/recovery system; and a maintenance/storage workshop into the Halifax Class and future platforms. Where possible, the RCN capability will share common components with the CA’s tactical UAS requirements.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Options Analysis
  • 2017
    • Definition Approval
  • 2018
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020
    • Implementation Approval
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Contract Award
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

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Phone: 819-939-3951
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Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade

New and Replace Existing Systems 

Objective

To modernize the underwater warfare sensor suite that is currently installed on the Halifax Class frigates. The Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU)  project will improve the performance of the underwater sensors through the upgrade and/or replacement of the components of the underwater warfare sensor suite.

Requirements

The UWSU Project will reinstate a tactical advantage over threat submarines and torpedoes and gain improved survivability. UWSU will deliver an integrated system that replaces the current towed array sensor and sonobuoy processing system, adds additional active intercept sensors, and improves the processing and transmission control system of the existing hull mounted sonar. Additional components for the project will include a towed low frequency active sonar capability and a compatible active receive array that will improve detection performance for targets operating in both open ocean and littoral environments. The underwater warfare suite is to be designed in an integrated and modular fashion using commercial components and accepted open standards.  The underwater warfare suite will minimize any physical changes to the current Halifax Class ship’s structure.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Definition Approval
  • 2016
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2017
    • Implementation Approval
  • 2018
    • Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Maritime Satellite Communications Upgrade

New and Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To provide a satellite communications (SATCOM) fit to Halifax, Kingston and Protecteur Class ships that will meet class-specific Information Exchange Requirements (IERs), with an initial look to the year 2020, as well as meet interoperability requirements of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and Allies.

Requirements

The Maritime Satellite Communications Upgrade (MSCU) Project will contribute to providing wideband SATCOM operational capability to RCN warships as the current SATCOM services can no longer meet the RCN’s IERs.  Therefore, MSCU will transition the RCN from a single-source, non-assured access, commercial satellite service to a combination of assured government owned and operated satellite services, with commercial alternatives. The proposed satellite communications equipment will ensure secure satellite communications connectivity well into the future and will represent a necessary improvement over the current fit.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Implementation Approval
    • Contract Award
  • 2018
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Multi Role Boat

New and Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To deliver a modern ship’s boat system, replacing obsolete boats and the launch and recovery system used on the 12 Halifax Class frigates. The project will deliver an increased capability providing more capable  ship’s boats and higher capacity multi-functional launch and recovery systems. The system will also include features to improve the personnel safety during boat tasks and operations.

Requirements

The new system will be required to perform all ship’s boat missions and tasks which include boarding operations, support to humanitarian and disaster relief operations, over-the-horizon operations in all conditions of visibility in up to sea state 5, surveillance, general transportation of personnel and cargo and support to diving operations. Boat improvements will include increased speed, dual engines, shock mounted seating for 12 personnel, larger load capability and electronics upgrades (communications, navigation and sensors). The boat will be the nine-metre class rigid-hull inflatable boat. The launch and recovery system will have a minimum lifting capacity of 15,500 pounds. It will also serve as the cargo handling system. Not only will it be capable of launching and recovering a fully loaded boat with personnel (12), it will also be capable of handling other Department of National Defence and Other Government Departments’ boats of similar size and unmanned vehicles. The launch and recovery systems will be articulated cranes positioned on both sides of the ship – midships. Specific system quantities and configurations will be known once options analysis has been completed.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Options Analysis
  • 2016
    • Definition Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2017
    • Implementation Approval
    • Contract Award
  • 2020
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Naval Electronic Attack Recapitalization (Onboard)

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

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 (RAMSES), designated the AN/SLQ-503, needs to be upgraded  or replaced.

Requirements

The project will provide a capability that is part of ships’ layered defence doctrine used by 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

  • 2015
    • Options Analysis
  • 2017
    • Definition Approval
  • 2019
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020
    • Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Naval Remote Weapon Station

New Systems

Objective

To deliver Naval Remote Weapon Stations (NRWS) comprised of remote control stabilized directors and operator consoles. The remote weapon stations will incorporate the 0.50 calibre Heavy Machine Guns (HMG) and 7.62mm machine guns currently in service.

Requirements

The NRWS will provide stabilization and electro-optical fire control support to the HMG.  The mount director will include electro-optic/infra-red, laser range finding, and automatic target tracking for detection, tracking and weapons directing that will greatly enhance current self-defence capabilities.  The NRWS will observe targets under the following maritime conditions: day or night, rain, snow, smoke, dust/sand, haze, fog and sea/air temperature conditions that affect visibility. The NRWS system will be capable of year-round operations in a marine environment up to and including Sea State 5. The NRWS will be capable of operating or remaining in continuous standby for immediate operation for up to ninety (90) days whether the ship is underway or alongside at home or in a foreign port.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada. Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity. It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Unmanned Surface Vehicle

New Systems

Objective

To provide a replacement to Route Survey and Autonomous Naval Mine Warfare systems’ capability to search for, detect, classify, identify, and dispose of modern sea mines and Underwater Improvised Explosive Devices (UIEDs).

Requirements

The Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) capability will be delivered in the form of containerized systems that can be operated from any other suitable seagoing platform, or from a shore location. The USV will be a combat system intended for operation in a sea mine threat area.  The USV will be fully capable of operating in littoral waters, with expected air/water temperatures and salinity ranging from polar through temperate to equatorial latitudes to depths from 10 to 200 meters.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2016
    • Options Analysis
  • 2018
    • Definition Approval
  • 2020
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2035
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication.  The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Virtual Integrated Shipboard Information Networks

New Systems

Objective

To establish a common shipboard networking baseline, develop subject matter experts and put in place the framework, infrastructure and process required to leverage emerging technologies such as virtualisation, service oriented architecture and cloud computing.

Requirements

The framework developed through the Virtual Integrated Shipboard Information Networks (VISIoN)  will deliver high-availability, mission critical network capabilities interoperable with allies and Other Government Departments at a sustainable pace. The project will ensure that new technologies are consistently leveraged to significantly reduce the cost and effort required to maintain networking capabilities.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2017
    • Options Analysis
  • 2018
    • Definition Approval
  • 2020
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Contract Award
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication.  The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

Maritime Tactical Command and Control

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To upgrade the tactical Command and Control system for HMC Ships and Submarines and replace the Global Command and Control System – Maritime V4.0.3.

Requirements

Maritime Tactical Command and Control (MTC2) will provide software to perform maritime tactical Command and Control amongst Canadian naval platforms and between platforms and their superior and subordinate Commanders and interchange C2 information seamlessly with allied navies of the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.  MTC2 will provide necessary hardware upgrades to the Naval Information Systems (NAVIS) to support the new software demands.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Options Analysis
  • 2019
    • Definition Approval
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
  • 2026 to 2035
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication.  The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page 

Naval Electronic Warfare System Surface

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To upgrade the existing Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system in the Halifax Class frigates to provide signals intelligence and early warning of threat emitters to the ship.

Requirements

The project will optimize Halifax Class frigates’ existing systems and sub-systems until end-of-life. This will include removal of the Seasearch I and replace it with a modern system. The project will provide time-critical, tactically relevant warning of threat emissions by early detection and classification that will contribute to early Indications and Warning of surface vessels. The project will also provide interception, identification, platform correlation, analysis and direction finding of electronic emissions so as to provide the maximum effectiveness in ELINT/ESM surveillance. The project solution will be integrated into a single operator workstation.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Options Analysis
  • 2017
    • Definition Approval
  • 2019
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020
    • Implementation Approval
    • Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
EMail: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication. The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

 

Naval Electronic Warfare System Sub Surface

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To upgrade the existing Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) and Electronic Support Measures (ESM) system in Victoria Class submarines to provide signals intelligence and early warning of threat emitters to the submerged submarine.

Requirements

The project will optimize Victoria Class submarines’ existing systems and sub-systems until end-of-life. This will include removal of the Seasearch II and replace it with a modern system. The project will provide time-critical, tactically relevant warning of threat emissions by early detection and classification that will contribute to early Indications and Warning  of surface vessels. The project will also provide interception, identification, platform correlation, analysis and direction finding of electronic emissions so as to provide the maximum effectiveness in ELINT/ESM surveillance. The project solution will be integrated into a single operator workstation.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2017
    • Options Analysis
  • 2019
    • Definition Approval
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
    • Contract Award
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
Email: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication.  The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

 

StrongBow

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

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

Requirements

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. The new 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

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Definition Approval
  • 2016
    • Implementation Approval
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2017
    • Contract Award
  • 2020
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
EMail: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication.  The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

 

Canadian Underwater Minewarfare Apparatus

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

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

Requirements

The replacement Canadian Underwater Mine Warfare Apparatus (CUMA) system will provide the RCN with the capability to investigate underwater contacts to a depth of 81 Metres for 20 minutes (time on task) without incurring decompression stops.  The system will use a mixture of 3 different breathing gasses – TRIMIX, instead of the current Helium, Oxygen mix (HELIOX). The re-breather will feature an emergency Bail-out System, Auxiliary Gas Supply and communication and tracking system will be incorporated into the Canadian Underwater Minewarfare Apparatus.

Preliminary Estimate

  • Under $20 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Options Analysis
  • 2017
    • Definition Approval
  • 2019
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020
    • Implementation Approval
    • Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
EMail: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca 


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication.  The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

 

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Phone: 819-939-3951E

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Surface Supplied Diving

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To maintain a Surface Supplied Diving (SSD) capability to 100 meters depth in coastal waters in the normal prevailing conditions in the Canadian oceanic littorals.

Requirements

This project will satisfy four main capabilities: SSD, Mine Countermeasures diving support, Search and Rescue and light salvage support.  This capability must include the ability to deploy divers, as well as account for all of the essential logistical support elements of the diving systems, such as a recompression chamber, to effectively and safely execute the diving tasks.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

  • 2015
    • Options Analysis
  • 2017
    • Definition Approval
  • 2019
    • Request for Proposal Release
  • 2020
    • Implementation Approval
    • Contract Award
  • 2021 to 2025
    • Final Delivery

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
EMail: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication.  The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

 

Naval Minewarfare Countermeasures Support Craft

New Systems

Objective

To acquire the capability to deploy Naval Minewarfare Countermeasures (NMCM) Autonomous Underwater Vehicles with sensor packages and disposal systems over the horizon and within Mine Danger Areas.

Requirements

The Naval Mine warfare Countermeasures Support Craft (NMCSC) project will deliver four deployable watercraft systems equipped to carry and deploy NMCM Autonomous Underwater Vehicles with sensor packages and disposal systems, and operate outside of visual range of any supporting platform/unit.  The project will also address spares, training and Technical Data Package.  The NMCSC will be a combat system intended for operation in a sea mine threat area.  The NMCSC will be fully capable of operation in littoral waters, with expected air/water temperatures and salinity ranging from polar through temperate to equatorial latitudes at depths from 10 to 200 meters.

Preliminary Estimate

  • Under $20 million

Anticipated Timeline

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

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
EMail: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication.  The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

 

Maritime Next Generation Radio Suite

Replace Existing Systems

Objective

To provide the Halifax Class frigates with the next generation of Software Definable Radios capable of supporting modern information exchange requirements.

Requirements

This project will provide HMC ships with the next generation of Software Definable Radio equipment to support current and future Information Exchange Requirements for Line of Sight and Beyond Line of Sight ranges without the necessity of a satellite connection. The new equipment will be required to conform to the size, weight, power and heat constraints of the radio equipment rooms. The new equipment will be capable of supporting software waveforms compliant with legacy communications standards currently in use (such as radio teletype) as well as current/future standards such as Automatic Link Establishment and High Frequency IP.

Preliminary Estimate

  • $20 million to $49 million

Anticipated Timeline

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

Point of Contact

Director Naval Requirements
Phone: 819-939-3951
EMail: DAG_Naval-GAD_Naval@forces.gc.ca


The information on this page is provided for advisory purposes only and is current as of the date of publication.  The information is, however, subject to change without notice and no commitment regarding its future accuracy or content, or  any subsequent implementation of the Project described, is made by DND or the Government of Canada.   Any expense incurred by any person or entity in reliance upon the information provided is at the sole risk of that person or entity.  It is important to note that these contact details are provided for use by interested industry partners only. Please direct all media enquiries to the department of National Defence's Media Relations Office at 1-866-377-0811
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/business-defence-acquisition-guide/index.page

 

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