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Government leveraging “close partnership” with industry to deliver modern equipment to the CAF

Government leveraging “close partnership” with industry to deliver modern equipment to the CAF

on 3:15 pm in August/September 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

As Canada’s largest defence trade show, CANSEC has been instrumental in bringing both local and international companies together to showcase their innovative solutions for Canada. Since its first show back in 1998, CANSEC has grown to become a leading defence and security event, providing the opportunity for many defence, aerospace and security companies to exhibit their cutting-edge technologies and...

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Canada to modernize and grow its CH-149 Cormorant fleet

Canada to modernize and grow its CH-149 Cormorant fleet

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As part of its undertaking in equipping the Canadian Armed Forces through defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada is investing in the search and rescue fleet of CH-149 Cormorant helicopters.  Recently in Comox, British Columbia, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced that the CH-149 fleet will “receive at least two additional helicopters and be upgraded to extend its life to...

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Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition

Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition

on 3:13 pm in Arctic, August/September 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

We are excited to share with you the August//September 2019 edition of Vanguard. In this issue, we focus on the Arctic and Naval Procurement in Canada. Read about the Arctic strategies of the U.S. and Canada, Russia’s push for icebreakers, the latest on the Canadian Surface Combatant project and more. Features include: Requirements Reconciliation of the Canadian Surface CombatantAn...

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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

on 3:32 pm in Arctic, Coast Guard, Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

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

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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

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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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