The new Defence Policy of 'Strong, Secured, Engaged' released in the 2017 summer outlines new aerospace & defence budget spending increases of approx. 70% from nearly $14.7 billion CAD in 2016-2017 to $25.4 billion CAD in 2026-2027.


The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will see recapitalization and procurement in a new advanced fighter aircraft fleet, strategic and tactical airlift, aerial refueling, C4 ISR, search and rescue (SAR), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) / unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), missiles (AAM, ASM/AGM), lead-in training and simulation, in-service support (ISS), rotary, multi-fleet air traffic management avionics, NORAD and north warning system, and other required areas of modernization. Canada's Arctic sovereign interests, its NATO alliance commitments to Article 5, and increased destabilization in Eastern Europe will further increase the revitalization of Dept. of National Defence future spending.

Aero Polaris offers clients thorough assessments how their product and service offerings can supply the recapitalization and procurement demands of the RCAF. Policy and political analyses are also conducted for clients to gauge future government and military procurement demand.



Canada's Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS) and the Industrial and Technological Benefit (ITB) policy requires aerospace & defence vendors to bid on procurement opportunities using the Value Proposition that weighs employment, research and development, exportability, and economic benefits for Canadians, along with price and technical merit. Aerospace & defence companies interested in securing successful bids with DND must understand the application intricacies of this new procurement process that aims to grow Canada's overall defence industry by 40% over 10 years.

Aero Polaris offers assistance vendors seeking to bid on DND procurement contracts and understand the differences between the old Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) policy and the new Industrial and Technological Benefit (ITB) policy, as well as the advisement of how to optimally structure their Value Proposition.



Canada and the United States with their NATO partners are undertaking substantial steps towards procuring advanced airborne technologies that are autonomous, remotely operated (UAV, UAS), high altitude and extended range (HALE), interoperable, and net-centric. This is due to accelerated advancements in aeronautical engineering and data driven technologies, as well as in large part because of increased peer competition and the modernization of their respective militaries and a proliferation of asymmetrical capabilities. 

As a result, aerospace & defence spending by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) and United States Air Force (USAF), along with their NATO partners is markedly increasing. They are seeking to procure aerial platforms with greater payload and cooling capacity and minimal radar and infrared (IR) signature, sensors and communications that improve situational awareness and interoperability, weapons of greater range and precision-strike, and other airborne capabilities used to counter the recent proliferation of asymmetrical weaponary and anti-access, area denial (A2/AD) technologies.

This new era of aerial technological advancement and government procurement is a boon to aerospace manufacturers and suppliers and with the advisements of Aero Polaris in hand, these companies can prepare their offerings to meet future demand. 


Aerial capabilities are rapidly evolving through data-driven and highly integrated technologies that are built to increase an aircraft's ability to seek, destroy, and evade. OEMs require R&D and supply-chain support in these areas and this demand is creating substantial opportunities for aerospace suppliers.

Aero Polaris offers market and policy advisements that provide actionable insight to companies seeking to understand current and future government procurement and market demands.