Cost Estimates for CAF International Operations - RPP 2015-16

Cost Estimate for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) International Operations

($ thousands) FY 2014-15
FY 2015-16
International Operations Incremental
DND Cost1
DND Cost1
OP SIRONA - Ebola outbreak (Sierra Leone)3 1,354 679
OP SOPRANO - UNMISS (Juba, South Sudan)4 842 1,095
Sub-Total* 2,710 2,622
Arabian Gulf Region and South West Asia
OP ATTENTION - (Afghanistan Training Mission)5 4,427 0
OP TRANSITION (Afghanistan)6 21,288 8,731
OP ARTEMIS (Arabian Gulf)7 7,387 0
Sub-Total* 34,656 8,731
Americas and the Caribbean
OP FOUNDATION - (US CENTCOM Tampa/Bahrain/Qatar)9 1,599 1,654
OP HAMLET - MINUSTAH (Haiti)10 377 544
Sub-Total* 1,976 2,198
OP KOBOLD (Kosovo)11 395 360
Funding received under Supplementary Estimates (C) 2014-15

Forecasted costs are classified

Planned costs are classified
Sub-Total* 17,395 360
Middle East
OP CALUMET (Sinai) - MFO (non-UN)13 1,352 2,312
OP JADE - UNTSO (Middle East)14 213 329
OP PROTEUS (Jerusalem)15 4,629 4,550
OP SNOWGOOSE - UNFICYP (Cyprus)16 27 34
Funding received under Supplementary Estimates (C) 2014-15
Forecasted costs are classified
Planned costs are classified
Sub-Total* 128,816 7,225
OP RENAISSANCE (Philippines)18 439 0
Other19 19,068 17,056
Total*: International Operations 205,060 38,192
Est UN/MFO revenue to DND Est UN/MFO revenue to DND


551 559

* Due to rounding, totals may not add up to totals as shown.

1. Incremental DND Cost is the additional costs for personnel and equipment that are directly attributable to the CAF operation. More specifically, incremental costs include the additional cost to deploy troops and equipment and to provide ongoing maintenance and support during the applicable operation, in addition to any specialized training required for the operation. DND does not include the full capital acquisition cost of major equipment in incremental cost, unless procured specifically for the mission with no life expectancy post operation.

2. OP CROCODILE - Canada's military contribution to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).

3. OP SIRONA - Military component of the Canadian whole-of-government contribution to fighting the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. CAF personnel will augment efforts undertaken by the UK to combat the spread of Ebola virus disease in Sierra Leone.

4. OP SOPRANO - CAF's participation in the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).

5. OP ATTENTION - Canada's participation in the NATO Training Mission - Afghanistan. Mission closed 31 March 2014, with residual closure costs in Fiscal Year 2014-15.

6. OP TRANSITION - Mission to close the CAF combat mission in Afghanistan. Expenses include contracts for the repair and overhaul to reconstitute CAF equipment.

7. OP ARTEMIS - CAF's participation in maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea. Currently zero manned as Task Force Regina committed 30 April 2014 to support NATO assurance measures.

8. Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) - Task Force operated by Combined Maritime Forces to promote security and stability in the maritime environment by countering terrorist acts and related illegal activities. Canada to lead the rotation of CTF-150 from December 2014 to April 2015.

9. OP FOUNDATION - CAF's contribution to multinational counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East, North Africa and Southwest Asia.

10. OP HAMLET - Canada's contribution to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

11. OP KOBOLD - Canada's contribution to the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) headquarters.

12. OP REASSURANCE - CAF participation in Central and Eastern Europe as part of NATO assurance measures.

13. OP CALUMET - Canada's participation in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai.

14. OP JADE - Canada's contribution to the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO).

15. OP PROTEUS - Canada's contribution to the Office of the United States Security Coordinator (USSC) in Jerusalem.

16. OP SNOWGOOSE - Canada's contribution to United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).

17. OP IMPACT - CAF support to the Middle East Stabilization Force (MESF) - the multinational coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the Republic of Iraq.

18. OP RENAISSANCE - Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines from 11 November to 23 December 2013. Residual reconstitution costs in 2014-15.

19. Other - Includes support contracts covering various missions and funding allocated to SOFCOM missions.

20. Revenues/Recoveries - Reimbursement for personnel support costs for OP CALUMET and OP HAMLET.

Page details

Date modified: