The MRR order runs for a period of three years and encompasses procurement of ten Medium-Range Radar systems together with the associated logistical support, at a worth of CAD130 million (€95 million). The agreement covers in-service support, with an option for extension that could increase the potential value of both contracts to CAD 243 million (€175 million).
Ongoing since 2008, the program reached the final phase in 2014 with the publication of an international tender that attracted many competitors, including, , Canada, Thales Canada, and a team lead by Rheinmetall Canada and IAI Elta. The two companies teamed in 2013 to market integrated solutions based on the Elta radar.
With the selection of the Rheinmetall-IAI team the program is expected to reach initial operational capability in June 2017 and become fully operational by the end of 2017. The two companies announced they will implement a technology transfer program in full conformity with the intent of Canada’s recently announced Defence Procurement Strategy, to create local jobs and capabilities and help spur economic growth.