Air 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 jet replacement

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.

C-295 W search and rescue aircraft

Will carry out critical search and rescue missions across Canada.

CP-140 Aurora

Airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft.

CC-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.

What we are doing


Defence renewal

Ensuring we deliver the best military capabilities for the best value for Canadians.

Defence Acquisition Guide Aerospace Systems

Read about the Department of National Defence’s procurement plans for the future.

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