Interim Fighter Capability Project
The objective of the Interim Fighter Capability Project (IFCP) is to acquire 18 surplus Australian F/A-18A/B aircraft, spares and equipment to supplement Canada’s existing CF-18 fleet to address the fighter capability gap. A secondary objective includes relocation of the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment from Cold Lake to the Ottawa Airport, including hangar renovations in Ottawa and the relocation of current occupants.
Procure 18 operational F/A-18A/B aircraft and spares from Australia and conduct necessary inspections and modifications to introduce these aircraft into operational service with the RCAF. Additionally project will be funding relocation of AETE to increase infrastructure flexibility at 4 Wing.
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$250 million to $499 million
Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)
- Options Analysis Phase
- Definition Phase
- Implementation Phase
- In Progress
- Initial Delivery
- Final Delivery
Defence Capability Areas
Defence Capability Investment Areas
Key Industrial Capabilities
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