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Third shipyard under NSS to build six new icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard

Third shipyard under NSS to build six new icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard

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The Government of Canada has announced that it’s launching a competitive process to include a third Canadian shipyard under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) to join Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. Through an Invitation to Qualify, the government will shortlist pre-qualified shipyards that will be eligible to submit a formal proposal to become the third strategic partner...

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BMT Canada to provide long-term support services to the RCN

BMT Canada to provide long-term support services to the RCN

on 4:40 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

BMT Canada Ltd. has been awarded a service contract valued at $77.8 million to provide engineering, logistics, management, and support services to the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet for five years. The contract will support over 260 jobs during this time with two five year option renewals. According to a news release, this is one of the first contracts...

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Canada issues RFP for 88 future fighter jets

Canada issues RFP for 88 future fighter jets

on 4:23 pm in Air, CAF, Defense, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

The long-awaited Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase of 88 fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force has finally been released. On July 23, the government issued the formal RFP to four eligible suppliers: SAAB AB (publ)—AeronauticsAirbus Defense and Space GmbH (with MBDA UK Limited, L3 Technologies MAS and CAE Canada)Lockheed Martin Corporation (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company)...

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Modernizing the C2ISR systems of the Canadian Army

Modernizing the C2ISR systems of the Canadian Army

on 2:59 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Under the heading Investments in the Canadian Army in Strong Secure Engaged (SSE), Initiative 42 states that the Government of Canada will “Modernize land-based command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems” for the Canadian Army. On January 30, 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Ian Graham, currently the Directorate Land Requirements section head responsible for projects focusing on Command and Control...

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Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

on 2:10 pm in Featured Slider, June/July 2019, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

On 3 May 2012, Prime Minister Harper stated at the dedication of the Royal Canadian Navy Monument: “Canada is a maritime nation, a maritime nation with trade, commerce and interests around the world.” Mahan, a noted naval strategist and historian, in his Principles of Seapower outlined six major principles that determine whether or not a nation is a maritime...

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Advancement in pilot training solutions, an interview with Peter Fedak, SkyAlyne

Advancement in pilot training solutions, an interview with Peter Fedak, SkyAlyne

on 4:09 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Podcast, Procurement, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

In May 2018, CAE and KF Aerospace joined together to form SkyAlyne Canada, a 50/50 joint venture that focuses on developing and delivering military pilot and aircrew training in Canada. Currently, CAE and KF Aerospace deliver all phases of pilot training to the Royal Canadian Air Force through the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program managed by CAE,...

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The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

on 3:27 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, From the Editor in Chief, June/July 2019, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, I attended the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ major event of the year – CANSEC. As Canada’s largest defence trade show, CANSEC has been instrumental in bringing both local and international companies to showcase their innovative solutions for Canada. This year there was a slew of equipment, technologies and innovative solutions on display...

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Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion

Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion

on 2:51 pm in Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

The latest Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) report, The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants: 2019 Update, issued on June 21, 2019, estimated the cost of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project at $69.8 billion over 26 years. This consists of $5.3 billion in pre-production costs, $53.2 billion in production costs, and $11.4 billion in project-wide costs. This cost has been...

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Changing the way the Canadian Army acquires capabilities, an interview with LCol Ian Graham, DLR4

Changing the way the Canadian Army acquires capabilities, an interview with LCol Ian Graham, DLR4

on 2:52 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, Land, Podcast, Procurement, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

Command, Communications, Control, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) is a crucial facet of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations and a growing area that is getting more attention in recent years. Lieutenant Colonel Ian R. Graham In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Lieutenant Colonel Ian R. Graham, Director of Land Requirements 4, at...

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Strong, Secure, Engaged: A Two-Year Review

Strong, Secure, Engaged: A Two-Year Review

on 3:10 pm in April/May 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

As Strong, Secure, Engaged approaches its second anniversary, the Trudeau government’s record of delivering on its defence policy is a largely positive one. While it isn’t spending as much as anticipated on capital (equipment and infrastructure), that expenditure line is increasing in inflation adjusted dollars, and total defence spending is meeting the policy’s expectations. In Strong, Secure, Engaged’s first...

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