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Advanced Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Detection and Defeat

Project Type

Project New


The objective of the project is to enhance the Canadian Armed Forces capability to mitigate the threat of improvised explosive devices on future operations. It will improve the Canadian Armed Forces’ ability to anticipate, analyse and protect against improvised explosive device attacks.


This project will examine land and air based remote detection of IED and UXO across the battlefield in the form of new UAS for situational awareness and new UGV fleets with associated sensor systems. It will provide to the Canadian Armed Forces longer-term counter-improvised explosive device equipment that will respond to emerging threat technologies and methodologies. The project will also procure an integrated stand-off defeat system for route clearance and convoy operations.

Funding Range

$100 million to $249 million

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Options Analysis Phase
In Progress
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Start Implementation
Initial Delivery
Final Delivery

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Key Industrial Capabilities

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