Language selection


Naval Communications Modernization (NCM)

Project Type

Project Replace


The NCM Project will modernize existing RCN radio communications capabilities for the Halifax Class Ships (HCS) and the Victoria Class Ships (VCS) with modern, software-defined, software-reprogrammable and software-upgradable secure voice, data and LINK-16 radio communications capabilities (HCS only), to sustain interoperability with the remainder of the CAF, US, FVEY2 partners and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).


Deliver sufficient radios to meet the needs of the RCN HCS and VCS in order to provide them comprehensive and secure radio communications capabilities.

Funding Range

$500 million to $1 billion

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

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

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

Contact Us

Do you have any questions or comments about the Defence Capabilities Blueprint? The DCB is managed by the Directorate of Capability Integration at National Defence. To help us connect you with the appropriate subject matter or technical expert, please select whether your query is related to the DCB in general, is related to a project, or if you require technical support. If you request follow up, we will endeavour to acknowledge your request within 7 working days.

Page details

Date modified: