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CAE Awarded Defence Contracts on Key Platforms
CAE has won defence contracts on a range of customer platforms valued at more than C$175 million to provide new simulation products, simulator upgrades and training support services for global military customers. Key contracts awarded during the third quarter of CAE's
VCDS Mark Norman Temporarily Relieved of Post
The country's second-highest military commander, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS), has been temporarily relieved of his duties. In a notice dated Jan. 13, Gen. Jonathan Vance, the Chief of Defence Staff stated, “Effective
CAE to Support NFTC Through 2023
The Government of Canada has formally modified the contract for the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program and will now utilize the NFTC program through at least 2023. Contract modification valued at more than C$300 million The original NFTC 20-year contract was
Airbus sells its shares in Atlas Elektronik
Airbus Defence and Space has entered into an agreement to sell its 49 percent share in Atlas Elektronik Group to thyssenkrupp AG based in Essen, Germany. With this acquisition, thyssenkrupp, which to date has held a 51 percent share in the company, will become the sole owner
MDA's U.S. Unit to Provide Spacecraft for NASA
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has announced that its U.S. business unit, SSL, was selected to provide a spacecraft platform for a NASA Discovery Mission to explore the metallic asteroid 16 Psyche. When finalized, the contract with SSL is expected to exceed US$75
Commissionaires Awarded Saint John Airport Security Contract
The Canadian Corps of Commissionaires N.B. & PEI Division, Inc. announces the signing of a three year agreement with the Saint John Airport for the provision of facility security services. Commissionaires currently provide facility security, access and parking control at

L3 WESCAM Wins $90 Million in Defence Contracts
L3 WESCAM has won defence contracts valued at more than U.S. $90 million. The orders will provide a range of MX™-Series electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to global customers operating in the airborne and maritime domains. Key contracts include systems for
QinetiQ Acquires Meggitt Target Systems
QinetiQ announces this morning that it has acquired Meggitt Defence Systems Limited and Meggitt Holdings Canada Inc. (together “Meggitt Target Systems”) from Meggitt for £57.5 million (approximately $95 million CDN) on a cash-free, debt-free
exactEarth to Provide India's Navy with Satellite-AIS
exactEarth has signed a contract with Antrix Corporation Ltd., the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization, to provide Satellite AIS data services to the Indian Navy. The three-year subscription revenue contract is valued at USD $1.75 million in
Polaris Wins Canadian Special Forces Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle Contract
Public Works and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has awarded its Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle (ULCV) contract to Polaris, following an open and competitive bid process. The $15.5 USD million contract includes DAGOR vehicles, maintenance and operator training, spare parts, and the
Former Army Commander, LGen (Retired)Charles Belzile Passes Away
Lieutenant-General Belzile, CM, CMM, CD, passed away on December 5, 2016 at the age of 83. The following is a summary, provided by the Canadian Army, of his career in the Armed Forces, his civilian career, and the honours/awards bestowed upon him. In 1951, while at
PAL Aerospace/EIC Comment on FWSAR Contract Award
PAL Aerospace is pleased with the Government of Canada announcement that the Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) Aircraft Replacement Program has been awarded to the C295 team. PAL Aerospace (an Exchange Income Corporation – EIC company) is partnered with Airbus Defence
Team Spartan Reserves Comments on FWSAR Award
Team Spartan, which includes a joint-venture between Leonardo Aircraft and General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, has been informed that it was not the successful bidder in the competition for the Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program. As Team Spartan
The Government of Canada will announce the winner of the long awaited, FWSAR (Fixed Wing Search and Rescue) contract on Thursday, December 8,2016 at a ceremony at Trenton Air Base. As reported in the National Post on Dec. 6, the C295W from Airbus Defence & Space is
L-3 Communications Changes Name to L3 Technologies, Inc.
L-3 Communications will change its name to L3 Technologies, Inc., effective December 31, 2016. The new name capitalizes on L-3’s strong brand equity, while better reflecting the Company’s evolution into a leading global provider of a broad range of technology


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