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Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft

Project Type

Project Replace


To equip the Canadian Armed Forces with a long-range manned Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4) and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) aircraft with extended capabilities to replace the CP-140 Aurora.


To meet the continuing and evolving mandate for advanced ISR capabilities, the Canadian Armed Forces needs a manned, long-range platform, capable of providing C4 ISR and ASW with the ability to engage/control and to fully integrate with other ISR and ASW assets. The Canadian Multi-Mission aircraft (CMA) project will provide the capability required to effectively support Canada’s strategic requirements for C4ISR and ASW at home as well as to support Canada’s interests abroad. Canada’s large size necessitates an aircraft with long range and loiter times to ensure the platform can transit to operating areas and remain on station for sufficient time.

Funding Range

Greater than $5 billion

Anticipated Timeline (Fiscal Year)

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Defence Capability Investment Areas

Key Industrial Capabilities

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