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Common Heavy Equipment Replacement

Project Type

Project Replace


This project will improve Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) mobility, counter-mobility, force protection and sustainment capabilities by recapitalizing existing fleets of Heavy Support Equipment (HSE). It will be capable of activating and operating extended lines of communication from Canadian ports of embarkation to theatre ports of disembarkation. It will include capabilities to conduct large scale horizontal construction activities ranging from runway repairs to road construction and maintenance.


HSE capabilities that can execute both combat and stability operations. It must provide mobility (obstacle breaching, road and bridge construction and maintenance), counter-mobility (obstacle construction), survivability (camp, decoy, protective position construction), and sustainment support (loading, moving, unloading aircraft, watercraft, and land-based vehicle cargo) to CAF units. It will also provide an air-transportable capability that is able to operate on rough terrain and off road surfaces and function effectively in both moderate and extremes of climate. Vehicles will include capabilities such as operator protection, engines capable of burning high-sulphur diesel or kerosene-based fuels, and platforms able to meet CAF and NATO strategic and operational transportability requirements.

Funding Range

$500 million to $1 billion

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Options Analysis Phase
Definition Phase
In Progress
Start Implementation
Initial Delivery
Final Delivery

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

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