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Quebec Defence and Security Symposium Makes a Comeback
The Quebec Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market is making a comeback this fall, following a two-year hiatus.
Inverted F-35C launches AIM-9X missile during a live fire test event
F-35s Surpass 100,000 Flight Hours
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft fleet recently exceeded 100,000 flight hours while the F-35 Integrated Test Force teams are completing the remaining requirements in the program's System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase. 
WESCAM Receives Order from Airbus Helicopters
L3 Technologies’ WESCAM division has received an order from Airbus Helicopters to provide 37 MX™-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on multiple fleets of H225M Caracal helicopters. 
Bronswerk Delivers HVAC-R Equipment for the first two Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships
Bronswerk Group has reached an important milestone with the delivery of the last pieces of equipment for the RCN’s first two Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) being built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. at the Halifax Shipyard.
Davie Unveils Resolve Class Supply Ship
Davie Shipbuilding unveiled the Asterix, the first large naval ship to be built in Canada in over 20 years and the largest naval ship ever delivered from a Canadian shipyard. Davie's 1,369 staff together with over 900 Canadian suppliers spent just under 2 years delivering the Resolve-Class naval
C-UAS on Stryker Fire Support Variant
Leonardo DRS Wins Contract to Develop Counter-Drone
Leonardo DRS has received a contract award from the U.S. Army for up to $16 million, under an urgent operational need, to develop a counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability to protect soldiers from enemy drones.

Lockheed Martin Invests in Ottawa-based contextere
Lockheed Martin has invested $1.1 million USD in contextere, an emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) software company based in Ottawa, Ontario, to design, develop and deliver an intelligent personal agent for aerospace and defense maintenance personnel. 
C-130J Fuselage Trainer
CAE Awarded Defence Contracts in Excess of C$175 million
CAE has been awarded defence contracts on a range of platforms valued at more than C$175 million to provide simulation products, training services and in-service support for global military customers.
Commander of the Canadian Army Visits Soldiers on Operation UNIFIER
The Commander of the Canadian Army, Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, travelled to Ukraine this week to meet with soldiers who are deployed on Operation UNIFIER. While there, the Commander of the Canadian Army observed training activities at both the engineer training school in Kamyanets-Podilsky,
Weatherhaven and Simon Fraser University Team-Up for HQSS Program
Weatherhaven, one of the world's leading providers of redeployable shelter systems, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Simon Fraser University to support the company's efforts to deliver on the recently won $168M Headquarters Shelter Systems for the Government of Canada.
Kraken to Commence Hunt for Avro Arrow Artifacts
Kraken Sonar Systems has been awarded its first "Robotics as a Service" contract by OEX Recovery Group Incorporated, to conduct a search for nine Avro Arrow free flight models launched over Lake Ontario
Irving Shipbuilding to Celebrate AOPS Milestone
On July 14 and 15, Irving Shipbuilding will move the centre and stern mega-blocks of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, Canada’s first Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship, from the Halifax Shipyard’s indoor shipbuilding facility outside to land level.
A Surprise New CSC Design has Emerged
The Canadian Surface Combatant Program (CSC) has become another Maritime Helicopter procurement fiasco where DND and Public Services and Procurement (PSP) Canada have failed to properly manage the process properly.   Bidding and managing the completion was subcontracted to Irving
MDA and DigitalGlobe Provide Update on Merger
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates and DigitalGlobe, Inc. have provided updates related to the status of the pending acquisition of DigitalGlobe by a wholly owned subsidiary of MDA.
A technician guides a CC-130J Hercules as it returns from its first mission with Operation IMPACT
RCAF CC-130J Hercules Completes First Flight on Op IMPACT
A CC-130J Hercules conducted its first sortie as a new contribution to Operation IMPACT, enhancing tactical airlift capabilities within the Middle East region in support of the Global Coalition.


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