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The Sniper Systems Project will procure equipment specifically designed to provide Canadian Army’s snipers and sniper observers with dominant capabilities in the areas of upgraded sniper weapons, new sights, cameras, ammunition, night vision and improved concealment, personal protection, and load carriage.

The project will provide the Canadian Army with a coherent and operationally relevant sniper capability optimized for complex and urban terrain by:

  • Providing a system for a high probability of single shot effectiveness at all the required ranges using advanced ballistic calculations,
  • Providing enhanced night vision, and
  • Reducing the weight and bulk of mission specific equipment by maintaining close liaison with other projects for equipment compatibility and common sustainment capability.

This project will dramatically improve the Canadian Army’s sniper capability by providing a sustainable equipment quantity and quality, for sniper, sniper team, sniper detachment, and sniper section.



The two implementation phases of the Sniper Systems Project are as follows:

Phase 1

  • upgraded C14A1 and C15A1 medium and long range sniper rifles;
  • new personal Semi-Automatic Sniper Weapons (SASW);
  • new sniper rifles for training;
  • new telescopic optical rifle sights;
  • ballistic calculators; andammunition

Phase 2

  • personal protection systems;
  • load carriage systems;
  • night vision (Image Intensified and Thermal Imagery: II-TI) rifle sights;
  • ammunition safety suitability testing;
  • individual and collective concealment systems; and
  • lightweight thermal and wet weather clothing
Project Details

Project Details

Phase 1 Procurements Fall–Winter 2013/2014:

1) Semi Automatic Sniper Weapon 7.62mm with day telescopic sights - Quantity 272

2) Sniper Ballistic Calculators - Quantity 67 + option for 34

Phase 2 Project Approval - scheduled for early 2014

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