Air defence procurement projects

The competition to replace Canada’s fighter jets. Purchases and upgrades for maritime helicopters, tactical transports, search and rescue aircraft and airborne intelligence aircraft.


Services and information

Fighter jets

CF-18 fighter jet replacement project.

CH-148 Cyclone

Maritime helicopter that will conduct anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare.

CH-147F Chinook

Tactical transport for equipment and personnel during domestic or deployed operations.

CC-130J Hercules

Carry passengers, heavy equipment and supplies over long distances to support operations.

CC-295 search and rescue

Will carry out critical search and rescue missions across Canada.

CP-140 Aurora

Airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft.

C-177 Globemaster

Rapidly transport oversized cargo over long distances between continents.

Current aircraft

The Royal Canadian Air Force’s fleet of aircraft including fighter jets, helicopters and training aircraft.

CH-146 Griffon 

A utility tactical transport helicopter used for troop transport, reconnaissance, and escort and surveillance.

Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)

This project will acquire a medium altitude and armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System.

Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade

This project will extend the estimated life expectancy of the CH149 Cormorant to at least 2042.

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