June 17, 2021 – Gatineau, Quebec – Public Services and Procurement Canada
Through Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is modernizing its military equipment to support the Canadian Armed Forces and keep Canadians safe.
Following an open, fair and transparent competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of National Defence, has awarded two contracts, valued at a total of $186 million (taxes included), to Thales Canada Inc. for the purchase and in-service support of three new tactical control radars.
These new radars will enable the Royal Canadian Air Force to detect, identify and direct fighter interceptors to potential threats in Canadian and North American aerospace. These radars can also be transported and deployed world-wide to support operations and training exercises for the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Two of these radars will replace the existing ones located at 4 Wing Cold Lake, in Alberta, and 3 Wing Bagotville, in Quebec, and the third one will be used as needed, based on Canadian Armed Forces operational requirements. First deliveries of the new radars are expected to begin in 2023.
The contracts for tactical control radars are expected to create or maintain more than 85 jobs annually across the Canadian economy and contribute more than $63 million ($11 million annually) to Canada’s gross domestic product throughout the life of the project..