46 Recipients of the Order of Military Merit
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will preside over an Order of Military Merit investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, March 6, 2017, at 11 a.m. The Governor General will bestow the honour on 2 Commanders, 12 Officers
Support for Ukraine Continues Under Operation UNIFIER
Approximately 200 Canadian Army soldiers from 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (1 CMBG) headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, will be departing for Ukraine as part of Operation UNIFIER, beginning today, until the middle of March.
CAE Wins Australian Training Contract
CAE has been awarded a contract from Australia's Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group to provide comprehensive support and training services for the Royal Australian Air Force's Hawk Mk127 training system. The announcement was made at the Australian International Airshow.
Canadian Army Conducts Winter Warfare Exercise in NL
The Canadian Army will conduct a large winter warfare exercise in Labrador from March 2 to 10, 2017. Exercise NORTHERN SOJOURN 17 is an annual exercise designed to maintain arctic-capable Regular and Reserve Force soldiers who can deploy on short notice in support of Government of Canada
Discovery Air Wins Australian Fighter Jet Support Contract
Discovery Air Defence and Air Affairs Australia have been awarded a two-year trial contract by the Commonwealth of Australia to provide Red Air and fighter support to the Australian Defence Force.
Meggitt Acquires New Name but Keeps Pedigree of Excellence
This past December QinetiQ PLC purchased Meggitt Target Systems which is based in Medicine Hat, Alberta. QinetiQ was able to acquire this division of Meggitt for $90M CAD. While the acquisition was suprising to some, it made perfect sense according to Corrie Dale, VP of QinetiQ
Seaspan ULC Announces Successor to Chief Executive Officer
Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) has announced that long-serving Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jonathan Whitworth, will be retiring at the end of 2017.
Canadian Armed Forces Begin Operation CARIBBE 2017
HMCS Saskatoon has begun patrolling activities in support of Operation CARIBBE, Canada’s contribution to Operation MARTILLO — the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.
RCAF Participates in Operation Nunalivut in the High Arctic
About 200 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel are participating in Operation Nunalivut 2017. The annual surveillance and control operation in the High Arctic takes place this year in Resolute Bay and Hall Beach, Nunavut, from February 23 to March 10, 2017.
Irving Responds to Chronicle Herald Story on Hiring Practices
On February 22, the Chronicle Herald published an article suggesting Irving Shipbuilding is hiring outside of Canada for positions at their Halifax Shipyard that could be filled by Canadians.
MDA to Acquire U.S. Provider of Earth imagery
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates and DigitalGlobe, Inc, a global leader in Earth imagery - headquartered in Westminster, CO, announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement
Canada Army Run Adds New Event
Canada Army Run has announced it is adding a new event to its 2017 lineup to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a pivotal milestone in Canada’s military history.
Team Spartan Challenges Award of FWSAR Contract
Team Spartan has formally challenged the decision of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to award the FWSAR Contract to Airbus
Retired RCAF Chiefs Oppose Super Hornet Purchase
The following is an open letter from Former Air Force Commanders to the Prime Minister contesting the planned interim purchase of 18 Super Hornet fighter jets.
L3 WESCAM to Open Service Center in Saudi Arabia
L3 WESCAM signs a long-term Service Center Agreement with Taqnia Defense and Security Technology (DST) to open a WESCAM Authorized Service Center (WASC) in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.