Local biological defence system

Project summary

The local biological defence system will give the Canadian Armed Forces the ability to detect, classify, and monitor biological warfare agents. This will enable task forces of all sizes, whether static or mobile, to operate successfully in an environment where a biological threat is present.

Project phases

Phase 2: Options analysis

Currently in Phase 2: Options analysis

  • 2012
Options analysis
  • 2013
  • 2018
  • Implementation: 2021
  • Request for proposal release: 2022
  • Contract award: 2022
  • Final delivery: 2025
  • To be determined

Additional information

Project updates
  • The project is currently in the options analysis phase.
Benefiting Canadian industry

Benefits to the Canadian industry will be defined in the request for proposal.

Technical information

The system will have four types of sensors:

  • point sensors
  • air samplers
  • air classifiers
  • standoff sensors
Project costs

To be determined

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