Eurofighter Typhoon - 20 Years Strong
Europe’s biggest defence programme marks a 20 year anniversary as it celebrates the first flight of the Eurofighter Typhoon on 27th March 1994. Since that day in Manching, Germany, when Development Aircraft 1 (DA1) was flown by Test Pilot Peter Weger, over 400 Eurofighter Typhoons
Newfoundland Orders Two new Bombardier Amphibious Aircraft
Bombardier Aerospace has signed a firm purchase agreement with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for two Bombardier 415 amphibious aircraft. The transaction is valued at approximately $73.7 million US, based on list price, and includes various product enhancements. Deliveries of the
DRS Canada to Provide Communications Support to Royal Australian Navy
The Canadian subsidiary of DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company will be providing communications systems in support of the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) ANZAC-class frigates. The subcontract was awarded to DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS TCL) in support of a
Republic of Korea Selects F-35A LIGHTNING II
The Republic of Korea has formally announced its decision to procure the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program.
New Boots for Canadian Armed Forces
The Government of Canada has awarded two contracts totaling $11.7 million to Kodiak Group Holdings and LP Royer for two types of new Canadian-made boots for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).
CAE Wins Defence Contracts Exceeding C$140 million
CAE has won a series of contracts valued at more than C$140 million to provide a range of training systems and services for global defence customers. These include four P-8A simulators sold to Boeing for the United States Navy, a contract to provide an SW4 helicopter simulator for the Polish Air
Canada Expands Modernization of Aurora Fleet
Canada is expanding its fleet of upgraded CP-140 Aurora aircraft. Through an existing modernization and life-extension program, four additional Aurora aircraft will gain new and enhanced capabilities and extended service lives. This will expand Canada's current upgrades fleet to a total of 14
BMT Fleet Technology Welcomes New President
BMT Fleet Technology, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, a leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Darcy Byrtus as President. Darcy joins BMT from General Dynamics Canada where he held the post of Director of
Vard Marine Opens Canadian Operation
Vard Holdings, a major global designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels has established a new subsidiary for ship design, engineering and sales activities in Canada. Vard Marine is a ship design and marine engineering company providing solutions for offshore and specialized
Last Soldiers Return Home from Afghanistan
The final flight returning remaining Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel deployed to Afghanistan returned to Canada today, after the end of major military operations for Canada in Afghanistan.
Kelowna Flightcraft Joins Canadian Fixed Wing SAR Team
Team Spartan, comprised of Alenia Aermacchi, General Dynamics Canada, and DRS Technologies Canada has announced the addition of Kelowna Flightcraft, a leading Canadian aircraft in-service support (ISS) provider to its team that is pursuing the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Fixed Wing Search
Davie Welcomes 850th Employee
Quebec Premier, Pauline Marois announced the hiring of the 850th employee at Chantier Davie Canada. Together with the CEO of Davie Alan Bowen, and director Alex Vicefield, they spoke of the major achievements that took place over the past year; further strengthening Davie's position as the
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