Australia to Acquire Northrop Grumman UAV
Prime Minister for Australia Tony Abbott said the Australian Government has committed to the acquisition of the Triton Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), subject to the successful completion of the US Navy development programme.
Textron Completes Acquisition of Beechcraft
Textron today announced it has closed its acquisition of Beech Holdings, LLC, the parent of Beechcraft Corporation, and that it will bring together its Cessna business and Beechcraft to form a new segment called Textron Aviation. Cessna and Beechcraft together produced
CAE Joins GD and Alenia on Team T-100
CAE, a leading provider of simulators and ground-based training systems, has joined the General Dynamics C4 Systems-led Team T-100 to deliver a cost-effective, off-the-shelf integrated training system for the U.S. Air Force next generation fighter training program. General Dynamics C4
First F-35 Lightning II arrives at Luke Air Force Base
Escorted by two F-16s, Luke Air Force Base’s in Arizona received its first F-35 Lightning II from the Lockheed Martin factory in Fort Worth, Tex.
Completion of Canada's Military Mission in Afghanistan
A flag lowering ceremony marking the end of Canada's military mission in Afghanistan was held today at ISAF headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. After more than 12 years, the largest deployment of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel since the Second World War has drawn to a close.
Canadian FELLFAB Partners on Load Carriage Systems
FELLFAB President Eric Taylor and Granite Gear, LLC CEO Bryan Kinsley jointly announced that a strategic alliance has been set in place between the two companies. Granite Gear, LLC of Two Harbors, Minnesota, has granted FELLFAB, based out of Hamilton, Ontario, the sole licence to make,
Free Trade Agreement with South Korea Benefits Canadian Aerospace Exporters
The announcement today of a Free Trade Agreement between Canada and South Korea that will make it easier for the export-intensive Canadian aerospace industry to do business in South Korea.
Vietnam Employs Viking Twin Otter in Search for Missing Airliner
Initial news reports from Vietnam indicate that the Vietnam Navy, utilizing a Twin Otter Series 400 manufactured by Victoria’s Viking Air, has spotted what appeared to be aircraft debris off the coast of Vietnam during the on-going search mission for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
First Flight of Boeing Maritime Surveillance Aircraft
Boeing’s Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) demonstrator recently completed its first flight to verify airworthiness, an important milestone toward providing a low-risk and cost-effective maritime surveillance solution designed for search and rescue, anti-piracy patrols and coastal and
AgustaWestland Opens Canadian Supply Centre
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has signed an agreement for its first Canadian Supply Center, to be strategically located in Toronto and operated by Chartright Executive Helicopters. The supply center will allow for materials to be moved closer to the customer and serve the expanding
GDLS Wins Massive Contract with Saudi Arabia
On February 14th, 2014, the Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, and Danny Deep, Vice President, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada, announced an historic contract, reported to be worth US$10 billion to sell an undisclosed number of armoured vehicles and associated
CAE Receives Government Funding for R&D Program
CAE announced today that the Government of Canada will participate in its latest research and development (R&D) program through a repayable investment of $250 million. The goal of CAE's Project Innovate, which will span five and a half years, is to develop and expand CAE's current modelling
ImStrat Expands ISR Training into Asia
ImStrat Corporation is expanding its Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) training services offering throughout South East Asia. The company has formalized an agreement with Singapore based SkyMap Global. The synergy of both companies professional services offering of analytics
COM DEV Completes Design Review of Search and Rescue Repeater
COM DEV International, a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, announced that it has successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) milestone of the Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) Project. In March of 2013, COM DEV announced that it had been awarded
OSI to Design Bridge and Navigation Systems for Canadian AOPS
OSI Maritime Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to support the design activity of the bridge and navigation capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Lockheed Martin Canada is one of AOPS Prime Contractor