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CF-188 Hornet
Magellan Aerospace Wins CF-188 Engine Maintenance Contract
Magellan Aerospace has won a contract award from Public Services and Procurement Canada ("PSPC") for engine repair and overhaul and fleet management services on the F404 engine that powers Canada's fleet of CF-188 Hornet aircraft.
Harris facility
Sale of Harris IT Services to Veritas Capital
Harris Corporation has recently entered into an agreement to sell some of its business lines to Veritas Capital - a private equity firm - which provides technology-enabled solutions to government and commercial customers in such industries as Aerospace and Defence, Communications, National
Canada Invests in Atlantic Aerospace & Defence
A new Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association (ACADA), representing nearly 200 aerospace, defence, security and marine firms, will promote the sector’s capabilities and develop value-added activities for Atlantic Canadian aerospace and defence companies
HMCS St. Johns Takes Part in Op REASSURANCE
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) St. John’s will work and train in the Black Sea with vessels from several allied and partner nations from January 31 to February 20, 2017, as part of Operation REASSURANCE
Control Center at CFB Valcartier
UNIFIED RESOLVE 2017 to Begin January 28th
Close to 1300 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel will participate in Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2017, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex computer-assisted training exercise of the year. Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE will take place in Kingston, Ontario, from January 28 to February
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CDR Launches New Mobile Friendly Website
Canadian Defence Review, has announced the launch of its new enhanced website featuring dozens of pages of information. “The new website has been optimized to deliver high functionality over a variety of platforms”, says CDR’s Daniel Kitchen, project leader for the new

RCAF Announces Pilot
RCAF Announces Pilot and Theme for 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Team
The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Matthew Kutryk as the pilot for the 2017 CF-18 Demonstration Team. Captain Kutryk will wow audiences around North America during the 2017 air show season, flying his specially painted
MDA Provides Operational Support to Asteroid Mission
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has received a contract for CA$3.7 million from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission. MDA will provide operations engineering support for the CSA's contribution to the mission, the OSIRIS-REx Laser Altimeter (OLA)
Davie Wins $14M Contract from Canadian Coast Guard
Davie Shipbuilding signed a new $14m contract for the upgrade and refit of Canada's heaviest icebreaker – CCGS Louis St Laurent. This new program will mark the return of the CCGS Louis St Laurent to Davie in February 2017. This contract represents the fifth
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


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