Biological Warfare Threat Medical Counter Measures
An omnibus initiative to develop, acquire and stockpile safe biological warfare medical countermeasures that cover (where possible) the spectrum of prevention, diagnosis and treatment in order to maintain combat effectiveness and commanders’ freedom of action by preventing personnel from becoming casualties as a result of biological warfare agent exposure and by providing timely and effective treatment to those who do.
Acquire an initial stockpile of next-generation Biological Warfare Threat Medical countermeasures (BW MED CM) by receiving as deliverables, systems that are interoperable, medically acceptable, licensed whenever possible and sustainable and to contribute to the development of a capability that will allow Canadian Armed Forces, either independently or in concert with Canada's allies, to evaluate BW MED CM technologies and strategies working closely with Canadian industry when appropriate to facilitate Canadian industrial participation on joint BW MED CM development projects.
$100 million to $249 million
Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)
- Completed Start Options Analysis
- Completed Start Definition
- Completed Start Implementation
- 2019/2020 Initial Delivery
- 2023/2024 Final Delivery
Defence Capability Areas
Defence Capability Investment Areas
- Deployable Medical Technologies
- Life saving and support systems
- Medical Facilities
- Medical Monitoring & Support Systems
- Specialized Services (CBRNE, HAZMAT, diving)
- Specialized Systems (CBRNE, HAZMAT, diving)
- Training Services
Key Industrial Capabilities
To be determined.
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