Forecasted costs for major Canadian Armed Forces operations

($ thousands) FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18
Forecast Planned
Continental Operations Incremental
DND Cost1
Incremental
DND Cost1
Canada
OP DISTINCTION2 4,008 6,391
OP LENTUS3 113 300
OP LIMPID4 4,495 4,960
OP PROVISION5 531 0
Sub-Total* 9,147 11,651

Americas and the Caribbean
OP CARIBBE (Joint Interagency Task Force South)6 5,394 5,956
OP HAMLET - MINUSTAH (Haiti)7 252 275
Sub-Total* 5,646 6,231

Total*: Continental Operations

14,793

17,881
($ thousands) FY 2016-17 FY 2017-18
Forecast Planned
International Operations Incremental
DND Cost1
Incremental
DND Cost1
Africa
OP CROCODILE - MONUSCO (DRC)8 598 599
Peace Support Operations9 0 131,448
OP SOPRANO - UNMISS (Juba, South Sudan)10 1,054 746
Sub-Total* 1,652 132,793

Arabian Gulf Region and South West Asia
OP ARTEMIS (Arabian Gulf)11 1,609 1,178
Sub-Total* 1,609 1,178

Europe
OP KOBOLD (Kosovo)12 365 309
OP REASSURANCE13 52,182 134,288
OP IGNITION14 0 969
OP UNIFIER (Ukraine)15 20,021 16,955
Sub-Total* 72,568 152,521

Middle East
OP CALUMET (Sinai) - MFO (non-UN)16 4,211 3,568
OP JADE - UNTSO (Middle East)17 199 150
OP FOUNDATION - (US CENTCOM Tampa)18 1,784 2,102
OP PROTEUS (Jerusalem)19 4,645 7,496
OP SNOWGOOSE - UNFICYP (Cyprus)20 37 24
OP IMPACT21 160,036 171,422
Sub-Total* 170,913 184,762

Other
OP RENAISSANCE22 33 10
Other23 26,030 36,684
Sub-Total* 26,063 36,694

Total*: International Operations

272,805

507,948
Revenues/Recoveries24 0 0

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

NOTES:

  1. Incremental Department of National Defence (DND) Cost is the additional costs for personnel and equipment that are directly attributable to the Canadian Armed Forces (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. Based on Departmental decision and starting in FY 2016-17, aircraft operating costs and associated National Procurement (NP) will be considered to be within Yearly Flying Rate (YFR) and will therefore not be deemed to be incremental costs to DND/CAF.
  2. OP DISTINCTION - CAF Support to the Government of Canada's Military History Commemoration Program.
  3. OP LENTUS - Support to Civilian authorities across Canada during crises caused by natural disasters. The amount for FY 2017-18 is only a planned dollar figure as it is impossible to foresee natural disaster(s) and/or request for assistance to the CAF.
  4. OP LIMPID - Routine domestic surveillance of Canadian air, maritime, land, space and cyber domains as well as presence in Canada's aerial, maritime and land approaches.
  5. OP PROVISION - CAF's Support to the Government of Canada in resettling Syrian refugees in Canada.
  6. OP CARIBBE (Joint Interagency Task Force South) - Canada's participation in the multinational campaign against illicit trafficking by transnational organized crime in the Caribbean basin and the eastern Pacific Ocean.
  7. OP HAMLET - Canada's contribution to the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
  8. OP CROCODILE - Canada's military contribution to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO).
  9. Peace Support Operations - Renewing Canadian leadership in United Nations peace operations.
  10. OP SOPRANO - CAF's participation in the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS).
  11. OP ARTEMIS - CAF's land based participation in maritime security and counter-terrorism operations in the Arabian Sea. The planned amount for FY 2017-18 is based on the authority received for FY 2016-17 as planning is underway to extend the mission after 30 April 2017.
  12. OP KOBOLD - Canada's contribution to the NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) headquarters.
  13. OP REASSURANCE - CAF participation in Central and Eastern Europe as part of NATO assurance measures. The planned amount for FY 2017-18 represent the authority received from Cabinet.
  14. OP IGNITION - Canada’s periodic participation in the NATO – Airborne Surveillance and Interception Capabilities to meet Iceland's Peacetime Preparedness Needs mission and to monitor Iceland’s airspace and enforce security if required.
  15. OP UNIFIER - CAF military training and capacity building operation in Ukraine. The planned amount for FY 2017-18 is based on the authority received for FY 2016-17 as planning is underway to extend the mission after 31 March 2017.
  16. OP CALUMET - Canada's participation in the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai.
  17. OP JADE - Canada's contribution to the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO).
  18. OP FOUNDATION - CAF's contribution to multinational counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East, North Africa and Southwest Asia.
  19. OP PROTEUS - Canada's contribution to the Office of the United States Security Coordinator (USSC) in Jerusalem.
  20. OP SNOWGOOSE - Canada's contribution to United Nations Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
  21. OP IMPACT - CAF support to the Middle East Stabilization Force (MESF) - the multinational coalition against Daesh. The planned amount for FY 2017-18 is based on the authority received for FY 2016-17 as planning is underway to extend the mission after 31 March 2017.
  22. OP RENAISSANCE - Canada's Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployment(s) following natural disasters around the world.
  23. Other - Includes small missions, Operational Support Hub costs and CANSOFCOM missions.
  24. Revenues/Recoveries - No revenue is expected for both FY 2016-17 and 2017-18.
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