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Defence CMP Secure Radio Sub-Project

Project Type

Project Replace


To replace and modernize selected legacy secure radio equipment within the Department of National Defence that is approaching cryptographic End of Life and replace those existing legacy capabilities in inventory for which modern replacements are most urgently required.


The modernized replacement devices will make Canadian Armed Forces radio communications more secure and provide greater opportunities for secure interoperability with our allies. This sub-project will modernize the Department of National Defence's mission critical cryptographic capabilities used in Canadian Armed Forces radio-borne (not cellular telephone / smart-phone) voice communications. These cryptographic capabilities will provide radio-borne secure voice communications for Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Special Operations Force Command Elements deployed on behalf of the Canadian Government in domestic operations and international partnerships.

Funding Range

$250 million to $499 million

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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