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Enhanced Satellite Communication Project - Polar

Project Type

Project New


The Enhanced Satellite Communication Project – Polar (ESCP-P) will provide the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Ultra-High Frequency (UHF) narrowband and wideband satellite communications (SATCOM), essential for Beyond Line Of Sight communications in the Arctic. The project was initially part of the Tactical Narrowband SATCOM (TNS) but the Arctic SATCOM capability for the Canadian North and Joint Task Force North Area of Responsibility was moved to this project.


ESCP-P will provide guaranteed access to wideband and low-capacity UHF narrowband SATCOM MILSATCOM capability in Canada’s North 65°N - 90°N latitude, completing global SATCOM access (see Mercury Global and Tactical Narrowband SATCOM – Geosynchronous Coverage (TNS-GEO) Projects).

Funding Range

Greater than $5 billion

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Options Analysis Phase
In Progress
Start Definition
Start Implementation
Initial Delivery
Beyond 2035
Final Delivery
Beyond 2035

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

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