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High Frequency Low Frequency Radio Capability Programme
(NORAD modernization)

Project Type

Project Replace


The HF & LF Radio Capability Programme will upgrade and ensure that the HF and LF radio capabilities that provide essential command control capabilities for the CAF are maintained and renewed on a continual basis through investment (major and minor projects) and repair & overhaul activities.


The Programme will conduct major maintenance upgrades and technology refresh of the Ground Entry Stations (GES) of the existing CAF high and low frequency (HF & LF) radio networks including: the Naval Radio Stations (NRS), the Military Aeronautical Communications System (MACS), the NORAD HF communications Systems to Forward Operating Locations (FOLs), the Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS) Strategic Air Operating Centres (SAOC) Beyond Line-of-Site (BLOS) sites and part of CFIOG's Signals Intelligence Operations system.

Funding Range

$1 billion to $4.99 billion

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Start Options Analysis
Start Definition
Start Implementation
Initial Delivery
Final Delivery
Beyond 2035

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

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