Canada Participates in RIMPAC 2014
More than 1 000 Canadian sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen will participate in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s premier combined and joint maritime exercise, from June 26 to August 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Twenty-three nations, 47 ships, six submarines,
National Day of Honour
The National Day of Honour will be commemorated in Ottawa and across Canada with several events, including a parade conducted by the Canadian Armed Forces that will begin at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, and travel along the Memorial Route to Parliament Hill. A moment of silence
CDR Names CAE Canada's #1 Defence Company For 2014
Canada's top defence and military magazine, CANADIAN DEFENCE REVIEW, has released its annual survey and ranking of defence companies in Canada. Montreal-based CAE, a world leader in training
L-3 WESCAM Demonstrates MX™-25D on Apache Helicopter
L-3 WESCAM announced the successful ground and flight demonstrations of its MX™-25D at the U.S. Army’s Redstone Test Center (RTC) in Alabama on April 16, 2014.Through a cooperative agreement between the Apache Sensors Product Office and L-3 WESCAM, the demonstrations were
Wall of Support for Soldier On Afghanistan Relay
Today, Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, along with participants in the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay, took part in the official launch of BMO Bank of Montreal’s Walls of Support for the Soldier On Afghanistan Relay, to recognize the service and sacrifice of those who served in
Lockheed Martin Canada Wins New Zealand Contract
Lockheed Martin Canada signed a contract with the Government of New Zealand for the upgrade of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s two ANZAC Class frigates at a signing ceremony in Wellington on April 29, 2014. The contract award represents Lockheed Martin Canada’s first export
Canada Leads Verification Team in Ukraine
Three members of the Canadian Armed Forces from the Directorate of Arms Control Verification (DACV), as part of a nine person team, are leading a Vienna Document 2011(VD11) mission in Ukraine from 26 April to 11 May 2014.
MDA Wins Contract for Hosted Payload Solution
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has signed a contract valued in excess of CA$30 million with Aselsan Electronic Industries, to provide an X-band communication hosted payload solution.Aselsan is Turkey's leading space and defence company, and prime contractor for the construction
Fighter Aircraft Bound for Romania
Defence Minister Rob Nicholson was in Bagotville, Quebec, this morning to mark the departure of Canadian personnel and six CF-18 fighter aircraft headed for Romania. These fighter aircraft, along with support personnel, are travelling to Romania in order to conduct training
CF-18 Demo Team Prepares for 2014 Season
The CF-18 Demo Team arrived at 19 Wing Comox, British Columba on April 24, 2014, to join the Snowbirds aerobatic team. Flying the lead CF-18 was this year’s demonstration pilot, Captain Adam “Manik” Runge, followed by Major Yanick “Crank” Gregoire, veteran
MDA to Generate Robotic Concepts
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has received two contracts from the Canadian Space Agency to define critical technologies and assess potential contributions that Canada could make to future space exploration missions beyond low-Earth orbit.
Plans Outlined for National Day of Honour
The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, invites all Canadians to join in on National Day of Honour activities taking place across Canada on May 9 in recognition of Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan.
HISS Teams with RSG on Electronic Counter Measure Systems
Highland Integrated Surveillance Systems. (HISS ), based in Toronto, Ontario, has signed a teaming agreement with Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG) of Fort Worth, Texas, for the joint promotion, integration and qualification of electronic counter measures systems.
Government Invests in Avcorp's R&D
The Government has announced a $4.4-million investment in Avcorp Industries Inc.'s latest research and development (R&D) program. The project will develop new technologies in metal bonding and aircraft parts manufacturing. The contribution, made through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence
CARIC to Promote Canada-EU Research Collaboration Projects
Canadian aeronautics R&D firms will soon be able to partner with European Union counterparts on projects of mutual interest and benefit under the newly created Canadian Aerospace Research and Innovation Consortium (CARIC).