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Maritime Helicopter Replacement

Project Type

Project Replace


To replace the Sea King Maritime Helicopter fleet with 28 CH-148 Cyclone Helicopters.


The Maritime Helicopter Project involves the delivery of 28 state-of-the-art, combat capable CH-148 Cyclone helicopters, associated logistical and in-service support, spare parts, as well as modifications to the Halifax-class ships and construction of a new training facility equipped with a full training suite of flight, mission, and maintenance simulators.

The acquisition contract was awarded to Sikorsky in 2004 with a value of $1.9B.

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Funding Range

$1 billion to $4.99 billion

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Options Analysis Phase
Definition Phase
Implementation Phase
In Progress
Initial Delivery
Not applicable
Final Delivery

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

Not applicable.

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