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C-27J Spartans Assist Hurricane Relief Efforts
The HC-27J Asset Project Office (APO) in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, deployed two C-27Js in response to Hurricane Harvey Aug. 28 to Sept. 4. During this time, the aircraft flew just under 50 hours and completed 31 sorties, transporting approximately 210 people and 75,000 pounds of cargo.
Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence Covers Tuition for 12 NSCC Students
Twelve deserving students started their academic careers at seven Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses this month knowing that they can focus on their studies because their tuition is taken care of by the Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence.
Canadian Bio Fuel Company Announces Collaboration with University of Florida
Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., is expanding its partnership with the University of Florida (UF) to advance the supply of bio jet fuel in the United States.
Héroux-Devtek Acquires Airbus Subsidiary
Héroux-Devtek, a leading international manufacturer of aerospace products, has announced an agreement to acquire Compañia Española de Sistemas Aeronauticos, S.A. ("CESA"), a subsidiary of Airbus SE for a purchase price of EUR140 million (approximately $205 million CDN).
Tim Page, Vice President, Government Relations – Seaspan Shipyards, addresses crowd
Seaspan Unveils First Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel
More than 3300 British Columbians flocked to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to attend an Open House hosted by Canada’s Non-Combat Shipbuilder on October 1, 2017.
Minister Sajjan Visits Ukraine
The Minister of National Defence Harjit S. Sajjan concluded his second visit to Ukraine, during which he reaffirmed Canada’s steadfast commitment to the country.‎  On arrival in Kyiv, the Minister was met by Ukrainian soldiers who welcomed him with an Honour Guard.

MDA Extends Support for DND Maritime Surveillance
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (“MDA”) has signed a five-year contract with Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) that includes one base year in addition to four one-year renewals.
HMCS Halifax Returns to Service After Docking Work at Halifax Shipyard
HMCS Halifax entered the graving dock at Halifax Shipyard on October 20, 2016, for a DWP that included routine maintenance and upgrades to ensure the longevity of the vessel.
Germany and Norway Order Five NATO-owned Airbus A330 MRTT Tankers
Airbus Defence and Space has received a firm order for five Airbus A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transports from Europe’s organisation for the management of cooperative armament programmes – OCCAR – on behalf of NATO.....
Air Commodore Rich Withnall, UK Defence; Bret Stevens, USA; & Seamus O’Regan, Associate Minister of National Defence
Canada Hosts Warrior Care Symposium
Hosted by the Canadian Armed Forces Surgeon General, Brigadier-General Andrew Downes, the third annual Warrior Care in the 21st Century symposium, held in Toronto, September 21-23....
Magellan Aerospace Wins $200M Contract from Airbus
Magellan Aerospace was selected by Airbus to provide exhaust systems for the A320neo PW family of aircraft. Revenue generated from this life-of-program contract is estimated to exceed CDN $200 million over the first ten years of the contract. 
New TAPV Facility Inaugurated at Base Gagetown
Completed on time and on budget, the 6,800 m2 facility was designed to meet LEED Silver standards and integrates green building concepts. The facility will house 61 TAPVs and provide 12 maintenance bays for vehicles and equipment, as well as classrooms for the combat and technical services
Leonardo Teams with Discovery Air and Inzpire for UK Air Training
Leonardo has teamed with Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. (“DA Defence”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., and Inzpire Ltd. to develop and deliver a customer centered, low-risk, live air training solution for the UK Ministry of Defence’s Air Support....
Joint Support Ships to be Renamed Protecteur and Preserver
The Royal Canadian Navy will rename the Joint Support Ships (JSS), its future Auxiliary, Oiler and Replenishment (AOR) vessels, Protecteur-class ships.
CAE Teams with Elbit to Pursue UK Defence Training
At the Defence Systems Equipment International (DSEI) show, CAE and Elbit Systems announced they have signed an agreement to jointly pursue United Kingdom Ministry of Defence training opportunities......


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