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CDR’S Hot Take on VCDS Norman
Well, this is CDR’s Hot Take on the Vice-Admiral Mark Norman situation that those of you in the defence community have, no doubt, been reading about. CDR has interviewed VAdm Mark Norman, in his capacity as Commander of Canada’s Navy, a number of times for our magazine and always
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CAE Awarded UAE Air Force & Air Defence Contract
CAE has been awarded a C$56 million contract by the General Headquarters (GHQ) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide the UAE Air Force and Air Defence with a comprehensive training solution for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA).
Downsview Park Aerospace Campus
Centennial College Lands Research Funding
Centennial College has received $2.3 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to investigate the next generation of landing gear for energy-efficient aircraft.
Navies Upgrade to OSI’s ECPINS Warship 6.2
OSI Maritime Systems has announced that the Royal Navy, Royal Australian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, Royal Danish Navy, Royal Netherlands Navy, and the Portuguese Navy will upgrade to ECPINS Warship 6.2. 
NDP Defence Critic Speaks Out
CDR’s Joetey Attariwala recently interviewed, Randall Garrison, MP for Esqilmalt, Saanich and Sooke. Here is our report.
CAF Training Accident Kills One and Injures Three
Sergeant Robert J. Dynerowicz from the Royal Canadian Dragoons, based at Canadian Forces Base Petawawa (Ontario), died as a result of his injuries following a vehicle accident while conducting training at Canadian Forces Base Wainwright (Alberta).

Canadian Coast Guard to Get Additional Search and Rescue Boats
The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, today announced that, in addition to 12 new long-range search-and-rescue lifeboats currently being built, the Government plans on building an additional eight boats, five of which will be purchased
OMX Founder and CEO, Nicole Verkindt accepting the award in Ottawa, ON, Canada
OMX Wins NATO Innovation Challenge Award
OMX (Offset Market Exchange Inc.) Founder and CEO, Nicole Verkindt accepted the company’s award for the NATO Defence Innovation Challenge.
New Option for Canada’s Icebreaker Shortages
Project Resolute – a multi-company partnership – provides Canada with the world's four most powerful, privately-owned multi-role icebreakers at a fraction of the cost of building from scratch. This affordable and timely solution to meet the Canadian Coast Guard capability shortages
Additional CAF General and Flag Officer Senior Appointments
General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, has announced additions to the initial list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements that will occur in 2017.
408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Deploys to Iraq
On Monday, April 17, approximately 60 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS), based at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base (3 CDSB) in Edmonton, Alta., departed for northern Iraq where they will assume the duties of the Tactical Aviation Detachment
Minister of National Defence to Visit India
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will visit India from April 17 to April 23 where he will meet with Indian officials, including the Minister of Finance, Defence and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley and Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj.
Canada Transfers Command of Counter-Terrorism Task Force to France
Canada handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to France today, completing Canada’s third command of this multinational maritime security and counter-terrorism task force located in the greater Middle East region.
Finnish Navy's Squadron 2020 corvette
Lockheed Martin Canada Shortlisted for Finnish Corvette Program
Lockheed Martin Canada has been shortlisted by the Finnish Defence Forces to compete for the role of Combat Systems Contractor for the Finnish Navy’s new corvette program, known as Squadron 2020.
KF Aerospace to Deliver Simulator for CFTS Contract
This past January, KF Aerospace was awarded a contract from DND to provide a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (Simulator) for the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program located in Southport, Manitoba. 


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