Royal Canadian Mint Commemorates 70th Anniversary of D-Day
To mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of D-Day, the Royal Canadian Mint has produced a heartfelt tribute to Canada's veterans of the Second World War and their enduring legacy of service and sacrifice in Normandy and beyond. The silver collector coin was unveiled by Erin O'Toole, Member of
Airbus Teams with PAL for Fixed-Wing SAR
Airbus Defence and Space and Provincial Aerospace (PAL) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to bid for Canada’s fixed-wing search and rescue (FWSAR) project. Provincial Aerospace is a fully integrated international aerospace and defence company headquartered in St.
CAF Selects Rockwell Collins Satellite Terminals and Radios
The SWE-DISH CCT120 Suitcase® satellite terminal by Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Canadian Army for its Land Forces Portable Satellite Terminal program. The contract calls for Rockwell Collins to provide 30 CCT120s with an option for 20 additional terminals.
Northrop Grumman Partners with Ontario Firm
Northrop Grumman is collaborating with Diamond Aircraft Industries, to deliver new intelligence-gathering aircraft capabilities to Canadian and international markets. As part of this effort, Northrop Grumman will establish a presence in Ontario, near Diamond Aircraft's production
Atlas Elektronik to Add Optical Recognition to Command & Control System
Atlas Elektronik Canada has teamed with Deetectee Microsystems, a Victoria BC software firm, to develop and test the advanced technology of Single Burst Optical Recognition. The Single Burst™ application, under US Patent, enables secure, digital identification of persons in a mobile
Creation of the EXPEDITION Bar to the Special Service Medal
David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, announced the creation of the EXPEDITION bar to the Special Service Medal (SSM). The SSM and the new bar will be awarded to Canadian Armed Forces members for honourable service performed outside Canada, while participating in or
Oshkosh Donates $25,000 to True Patriot Love Foundation
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, commenced a signature campaign at CANSEC 2014 for the True Patriot Love Foundation. Oshkosh pledged $2 to True Patriot Love for each signature gained until reaching its goal of $25,000 to help support the well-being and morale of Canadian
GD Canada to Work with Colt on SWORD
General Dynamics Canada is incorporating the Variable Message Format (VMF) interface into Colt Canada’s Soldier Weapon & Observer Reconnaissance Devices (SWORD) system, extending data exchange capability all the way to the dismounted soldier. Developed as an alternative to
CMC to Provide Flight Management System for C-27J Spartan
Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi has selected Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) to provide the flight management system (FMS) for its worldwide C-27J Spartan fleet and for Team Spartan’s offering for the upcoming FWSAR (Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Replacement) Program.
BAE s and Rheinmetall Team on All-Terrain Vehicles for Canada
Rheinmetall Canada Inc will display the BAE Systems BvS10 all-terrain vehicle on its outdoor stand (#2102) at the CANSEC defence exhibition in Ottawa from May 28 through May 29.The move follows a teaming agreement signed by the two companies in late 2013 as part of a future bid for
Wife of Lt. Col. Dan Bobbitt Addresses Media
Lieutenant-Colonel Dan Bobbitt was killed last when the Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV III) he was riding in was overturned. The incident happened at Garrison Wainwright in Alberta, during Ex MAPLE RESOLVE 14, the largest Canadian Army training exercise of the year.In a statement
DCNS Sets a Foothold in Canada
In April 2014, DCNS incorporated a wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary which is intended to develop DCNS Naval Engineering and Industrial Partnerships in Canada.DCNS Technologies Canada Inc. with headquarters in Ottawa, represents the first step towards the creation of Naval Systems
Canadian War Museum Displays Farley Mowat WWII Collection
Along with thousands of Canadians, the Canadian War Museum mourned the passing of Farley Mowat on May 7, 2014. In addition to his literary and environmental accomplishments, Mr. Mowat was instrumental in collecting hundreds of tons of German military equipment, which are now in the
Viking Air Selects L-3 Aviation Products' Instrument System
L-3 Aviation Products (L-3 AP) announced that Viking Air Limited has selected the GH-3900™ Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS) for installation on new production Viking Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft.
Afghanistan Memorial Vigil Travels to Washington
The Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, unveiled the Afghanistan Memorial Vigil at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C, on May 22, 2014. The Vigil consists of plaques commemorating the fallen; 158 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel, one Canadian diplomat, one Department of