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Thales to supply Radars for CPF
Thales has announced an agreement with Lockheed Martin for the delivery of 13 Smart-S Mk2 surveillance radars. These radars will be installed on the Canadian Patrol Frigates as part of the Halifax Class Modernization Program. Delivery will begin in Summer 2010 and be complete in 2015. All radars
Thales Systems, Rheinmetall Win Counter-IED Contracts
Minister of Public Works and Government Services, Christian Paradis, and Minister of National Defence, Peter MacKay, announced that the federal government has awarded a contract to Thales Systems Canada for $12.5 million and another to Rheinmetall Canada for $13.6 million. These contracts are part
Weir Canada wins $600 Million Navy contract
Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, and Christian Paradis, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, recently announced the awarding of a contract to Weir Canada Inc. for the operation of the Naval Engineering Test Establishment (NETE),
DND to acquire new combat vehicles
DND has announced plans to procure the next generation of land combat vehicles, renewing a core capability of the Canadian Forces and providing uniformed men and women with the equipment required to do their jobs safely and effectively. The announcement was made by the Honourable
Revision to supply Dutch military
Revision Eyewear, a Montreal-based manufacturer of ballistic protective eyewear, has been awarded a contract for 10,600 Desert Locust Goggles by the Netherlands Defence Material Organization (DMO). Revision had previously sold nearly 40,000 sets of Revision Sawfly Spectacles to the DMO.
Ottawa’s GasTOPS to Supply F-35 Engine Parts
Pratt & Whitney announced that Hamilton Sundstrand, a key supplier on the F135 engine for the F-35 Lightning II, placed a purchase order with Ottawa-based GasTOPS for the fan eddy current sensor for the F135. The agreement has a potential value of $48 million (U.S.) over the life of the program.

Intergraph Introduces Battlefield-Ready Laptop
Intergraph has introduced the first military grade rack-mount workstation combining rugged hardware and a sealed, solid-state computer and memory to ensure protection from punishing environmental conditions and mission-ready capability. The patent-pending Intergraph TD-R 7X11R-S series rack-mount
GDLS – Canada selected for LAV III Upgrade
The Minister of National Defence, with Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, Chief of the Land Staff, have announced that the Government of Canada has approved an upgrade program for the LAV III family of vehicles. General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada will be the prime contractor and systems integrator
PUMA Selected for German Army
Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has received the largest single order in its recent history with a commission for series production of the Puma Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV). PSM GmbH (Project System and Management), a joint venture in which KMW and Rheinmetall AG of Düsseldorf each hold a 50%
Diamond Aircraft’s DA 42 Model to be Platform for Aeronautics’ JUSTAS Bid
CDR’s correspondent on the ground at the recent Paris Air Show is reporting that, UAV specialist, Aeronautics Ltd. will make a bid for Canada’s JUSTAS program with an aircraft platform built at the Diamond Aircraft plant in London, Ontario. Diamond has been building recreational and
NGRAIN announced it is opening an office in Ottawa which will accommodate a regional staff of business development, sales, project management, instructional design, 3D modeling and customer support professionals, expands NGRAIN’s reach across Canada. The Ottawa team will provide direct
BAE Donates $10,000 US to MFF
Retired Lt. Gen. Bill Leach, former Chief of Land Staff, received a US $10,000 check May 27 from Greg Bilhartz, BAE Systems FMTV Canada Program Manager, and Alan Garwood, BAE Systems Group Business development director. The check was donated to the Canadian Military Families Fund during the CANSEC
L-3 MAS wins RAAF contract
L-3 MAS, a division of L-3 Communications Integrated Systems Group, announced it has been awarded a contract, together with partner BAE Systems Australia, to provide long term maintenance and modification support to the Royal Australian Air Force’s F/A-18 aircraft fleet. The four-year
Army to use DISCUS system from Thales
The Government of Canada has awarded Thales a $12.5 million Persistence Surveillance Towers System contract. The Thales Deployable Integrated Sensors for Compound Security (DISCUS) system, will provide the Canadian Army with the ability to protect personnel against improvised explosive devices
$300 Million in DND funding goes unspent
After Army commander Lt. Gen. Leslie’s admission several months ago that he handed in $50 million which could not be spent, the Auditor General’s report has identified the lack of accurate and timely information for decision makers as the contributing factor in the lapsing of more than


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