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Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Project

Project Type

Project New


To acquire a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) capability capable of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and precision strikes to support Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) domestic and international operations.


This project will acquire a medium altitude and armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft System along with associated equipment, weapons, infrastructure and in-service sustainment capability that will support up to three concurrent lines of tasking, domestic or international. This project supports Strong, Secure, Engaged initiatives 50 and 91.

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Funding Range

$1 billion to $4.99 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

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