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Long Range Air-to-Air Missile
(NORAD modernization)

Project Type



To acquire a long range air-to-air missile for the Fighter capability.


An advanced long range missile will ensure Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) fighter aircraft maintain the ability to employ weapons in contested environments of the future. The aim of this project is to acquire a long range Air-to-Air Missile capability that will be supportable, interoperable and operationally capable for the CF-18 through its Estimated Life Expectancy (ELE), and for the aircraft selected as Canada's Future Fighter to replace the CF-18.

Funding Range

$1 billion to $4.99 billion

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Start Options Analysis
To be determined
Start Definition
To be determined
Start Implementation
To be determined
Initial Delivery
To be determined
Final Delivery
To be determined

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

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