Capital Investments in Support of Strong, Secure, Engaged
- Through Strong, Secure, Engaged, we committed to making significant investments in the Canadian Armed Forces.
- In these Supplementary Estimates, we are requesting $490.8 million set aside in Strong, Secure, Engaged, to help support these commitments.
- These funds will go towards procurement and infrastructure projects, such as:
- Upgrading the weapons capabilities on submarines, helicopters, ships and planes, to ensure they are well-equipped for today’s threat environment;
- Procuring new surveillance capabilities to improve the real-time flow of information;
- Investing in new satellite and space-based technologies that will improve communications, signalling and location information; and
- Renovating medical facilities to improve medical, dental, physiotherapy and mental health services for Canadian Armed Forces personnel.
- These new investments will help deliver on Strong, Secure, Engaged, and ensure our women and men in uniform are equipped to deliver on their mandate.
- This funding request supports a number of initiatives, including:
- Special Operations Task Force Command and Control Communications Information System: $31.42M
- Lightweight Torpedo Upgrade: $25.31M
- Naval Large Tug Boat: $20.46M
- Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue: $14.11M
- Canadian Forces Electronic Warfare Support: $7.44M
- Renovating and expanding the Health Services Centre at Valcartier Garrison: $2.55M
- Procurement projects receiving funding in this line item in support of Strong, Secure, Engaged relate to communications systems, aircraft, surveillance, and vehicles.
- Infrastructure projects receiving funding in this line item in support of Strong, Secure, Engaged support renovations to Health Services Centres, and renewing and modernizing infrastructure at Canadian Forces Bases across Canada.
Table 1: Breakdown of funding for capital investments in support of Strong, Secure, Engaged
|Funding for capital investments in support of Canada’s Defence Policy (ex: equipment, information management and technology, infrastructure, vehicles, Carling Campus, and other minor capital)||$195M|
|Previously-approved and funded capital projects (using lapsed funding from 2018-19) (ex: Light Vehicle Modernization, A/B Jetty Recapitalization, Fixed Wing Search and Rescue, Health Services Centres)||$32.95M|
|Special Operations Task Force Command and Control, Communications Information System (SOTF C2 CIS)||$31.42M|
|Lightweight Torpedo Upgrade||$25.31M|
|Naval Large Tug||$20.46M|
|Funding to accelerate the implementation of projects as a part of Canada’s Defence Policy||$20M|
|CH-146 Griffon Limited Life Extension||$19.3M|
|Advanced Cryptographic Capabilities Project (ACCP)||$17.72M|
|Infrastructure renewal DRDC Valcartier||$16.65M|
|Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue||$14.11M|
|Manned Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance||$12.18M|
|Tactical Narrowband SATCOM – Geosynchronous Coverage Project||$12.11M|
|Accommodate 4 Engineering Support Regiment (ESR) – Canadian Forces Base Gagetown||$11.73M|
|Commercial Pattern Armoured Vehicle||$10.57M|
|Automatic Identification Technology project||$9.34M|
|Digital Biometric Collection and Identity Management||$8.11M|
|Canadian Forces Electronic Warfare Support (CFEWS)||$7.44M|
|Air Force Expeditionary Capability Program (AFEC) – Air Expeditionary Fly Away Kits||$7.05M|
|Enhanced Recovery Capability||$4.74M|
|Common Heavy Equipment Replacement||$3.71M|
|Tactical Integrated Command, Control and Communications Air Project||$2.83M|
|Renovation and expansion of the Health Services Centre – Valcartier Garrison||$2.55M|
|Naval Electronic Warfare System – Sub Surface||$2.09M|
|Air Force Expeditionary Capability (AFEC) Program – 2 Wing Bagotville||$1.78M|
|Royal Canadian Navy Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance Unmanned Aircraft System (RCN ISTAR UAS) Project||$1.67M|
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