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HMCS Edmonton Assists in Drug Seizures
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Edmonton assisted the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in the disruption of three separate illicit drug shipments from November 15 to 18, 2016, in international waters off the Pacific Coast of Central America. The combined weight of the
Minister Sajjan Speaks Out on Key Defence Issues
In a wide-ranging interview with CDR’s Senior Staff Writer, Joetey Attariwala, Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan talked about topics that included defence procurement, fighter aircrafts, the fight against Daesh, Canadian Armed Forces deployment to Africa,
Zodiac Hurricane Launches Newly Configured RHIB Boat
CDR has learned that Zodiac Hurricane Technologies of Delta, BC, has introduced one of its 7 metre model H753 Outboard Search and Rescue configured rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIB) mated with a cutting edge, newly developed Mercury 175 HP diesel outboard engine. 
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada Mourn Death of Captain Thomas McQueen
David Johnston joined all Canadians in mourning the tragic loss of Captain Thomas McQueen, who was killed during an air training accident near the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range in Saskatchewan. Shortly after 11 a.m. Mountain Standard Time, on November 28, a CF-18 Hornet from 4
Canada Celebrates Completion of Halifax-Class Modernization
A ceremony was held today marking the completion of the Halifax-class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) project, which provided state-of-the-art upgrades, allowing Canada’s fleet of 12 Halifax-class frigates to meet
New TAPV Facilities Inaugurated in Valcartier
The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces have the support they need, including safe and modern facilities in which to work and train. On behalf of Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance and

Boeing Partners with L-3 MAS on Super Hornet Support for Canada
Boeing and L-3 MAS will collaborate on production and support of the F/A-18 Super Hornet should the Government of Canada move forward with the acquisition of 18 new Super Hornet fighter aircraft. The announcement comes soon after L-3 MAS’ 30th anniversary of providing
CAE Launches Next-Generation Medallion-6000XR
Today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world's largest military simulation and training event, CAE launched its next-generation CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator. The CAE Medallion-6000XR was developed with full support for the Open
Canada Announces Plan to Replace Fighter Jet Fleet
Today, the Government of Canada has announced that it will launch, within its current mandate, an open and transparent competition to replace the legacy fleet of CF-18 fighter aircraft. This competition will ensure that the Government gets the right aircraft for our women and men in uniform
Emergency Relief Operations Conclude in New Zealand
Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Vancouver, with its embarked Royal Canadian Air Force CH-124 Sea King helicopter and air detachment, completed emergency relief operations in New Zealand on November 19, 2016. In support of the New Zealand Defence Force, the Canadian crew evacuated people
Sears Canada Annual Military Discount Shopping Day
The Holiday season is fast approaching and, for military personnel and their family members coast-to-coast and on missions abroad, it also marks the annual Sears Military Family Discount Program being held this year on December 4, 2016. This special military discount
Sikorsky Transfers Helicopter to Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) celebrated the transfer of an S-76A™ helicopter maintenance trainer to the Saskatchewan Aviation Learning Centre on November 18, 2016.  Valued at CAD 1.3 million (USD
Centennial College Breaks ground at Downsview aerospace campus
Centennial College broke ground at its distinct Aerospace Campus today with the help of the Hon. Minister of Science Kristy Duncan and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Minister Duncan was on hand to announce the project will receive $18.4 million in Strategic Investment Funds from Ottawa, while
Government to Revitalize Space Advisory Board
The Canadian aerospace and space sectors enjoy an international reputation for innovation and world-class products and services. But to maintain their reputation and remain globally competitive, Canadian aerospace and space firms must continue to adopt new technologies. In a keynote address to
Lockheed CEO Caps Ottawa JSF Promo Visit
Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin wrapped up a two-day visit to Ottawa today with a much-awaited presentation to 800 participants at the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada’s annual summit. Hewson is in Ottawa for two days to drum up support for the company’s F-35


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