BAD NEWS BUDGET FOR DEFENCE AS FEDS KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD
The latest federal budget has provided little stimulation for Canada’s Defence industry. The primary impact was the reallocation of $8.4 billion of Defence funding for large-scale capital projects .......
Revision Awarded U.S. Army Helmet Contract
Revision Military has been awarded the U.S. Army’s Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II (ACH GEN II) helmet contract. This five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) helmet contract was awarded on a full and open competition basis to Revision and has a maximum value of
Kraken Receives Government Funding
Kraken Sonar Systems will receive a non-refundable financial contribution of up to $1,470,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).
New Satellite to Enhance CAF Communications
Representatives from CAF and DND were on hand at Cape Canaveral, FL, on March 18, 2017, to witness the launch of the ninth Wideband Global Satellite Communication (WGS-9) constellation satellite.
HMCS Saskatoon Seizes 660 kg of Cocaine
HMCS Saskatoon, in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard seized approximately 660 kg of cocaine on March 12, in international waters in the eastern Pacific off the coast of Central America.
Canada Increases Financial Support for Veterans
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence announced today that, all Veterans with a Disability Award from Veterans Affairs Canada will receive an additional, tax-free, lump sum payment.
Regulations for Recreational Drone Use
Minister Garneau today announced interim regulations to prevent the reckless use of drones that is putting the safety of Canadians at risk. The regulations will affect the operations of model aircraft and recreational drones of more than 250 g and up to 35 kg.
Irving Invests $4.5 million in Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship
Irving Shipbuilding is investing $4.52 million in the newly established Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE), an ocean innovation centre to be located on the waterfront in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The investment over the next five years represents the largest private sector
Cert Center Canada Receives DAO Approval
Cert Center Canada (3C), an independent flight test, research, development and certification center headquartered on the outskirts of Montreal, has received approval from Transport Canada as Canada’s first Independent Flight Test and Certification Design Approval Organization (DAO)
Lockheed Martin Canada Delivers Training System to New Zealand
Under the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project, Lockheed Martin Canada and Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin have officially opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer.
Irving Awards Rosborough Boats AOPS Contract for Inflatable Boats
Irving Shipbuilding has awarded third-generation Nova Scotia boat builder Rosborough Boats a $7.3 million contract to provide Multi-Role Rescue Boats for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).
Royal Canadian Air Force S&R Technician Dies in Training Accident
Master Corporal Alfred Barr, a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Search and Rescue Technician (SAR Tech) based at 17 Wing Winnipeg died in an accident during training near Yorkton, Sask. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
LGen Alain Parent to Assume Role of VCDS
Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance announced that Lieutenant-General Alain Parent will assume the role of acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) on May 30, 2017. Parent will replace Vice Admiral Ron Lloyd who took over from Vice-Admiral Mark Norman after he was
CAE Celebrates Grand Opening of New Training Center in Alabama
The first class of United States Army aviators have officially started training at the CAE Dothan Training Center which started in mid-February. This includes the first class ever for the Initial Entry Fixed-Wing training track created by CAE and the U.S. Army.
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