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Chemical Agent Sensor

Project Type

Project New


The Chemical Agent Sensor Project will provide the CAF with a modern suite of sensors and related systems to detect, identify and monitor Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs).


The project will be delivered in three implementation phases:

  1. Phase 1 (Completed) - procurement of the Local detection and Identification System.
    The Local System consists of:
    • Detector Fixed Site;
    • Detector Hand Held Portable;
    • Chemical Identification System; and
    • Chemical and Biological Sample Collection and Transportation Kits;
  2. Phase 2 (Completed) - procurement of a Personal System, which consists of detectors for individual soldiers; and
  3. Phase 3 (Underway) - procurement of an Area System, which consists of a sensor to detect a chemical hazard at some distance from the detector’s location.

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Funding Range

$50 million to $99 million

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

Options Analysis Phase
Definition Phase
Implementation Phase
Initial Delivery
Final Delivery

Defence Capability Areas

Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

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