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CSC: Cost versus benefits to Canadians

CSC: Cost versus benefits to Canadians

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A recent report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) measures the value that Canadians would derive from building 15 Surface Combatant ships in Canada as compared to acquiring them from overseas. The report, Value for Canada: The cost versus benefit to Canadians of the National Shipbuilding Strategy examines the benefits to Canada on an economic and fiscal level and its...

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Lockheed Martin invests in four companies as part of its ITB obligations

Lockheed Martin invests in four companies as part of its ITB obligations

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Through its Industrial and Technological Benefits (ITB) obligations, Lockheed Martin is investing in four SMEs in Canada. The news was announced today in Ottawa by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, at CANSEC, Canada’s premier defence and security trade show. “The investments that result from the Government of Canada’s Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy...

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Tulmar to supply inflatable life preservers to the RCN

Tulmar to supply inflatable life preservers to the RCN

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Tulmar Safety Systems has recently announced that it has been awarded two multi-year contracts to provide inflatable life preservers to the Royal Canadian Navy. Tulmar, a fully integrated manufacturer of engineered protective textiles and survivability solutions supplying aerospace and defence markets around the world, will supply 12,800 Maritime Pouch and Hazardous Duty life preservers for contracts valuing $4.2 million....

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Defence policy delayed to June 7

Defence policy delayed to June 7

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On Monday, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced that the long-awaited new defence policy which was expected this week will now be released on June 7 instead. The new defence policy which is expected to outline the way forward for equipping of the Canadian military will be announced after the Prime Minister and the Defence Minister attend a meeting with...

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Canada’s new defence policy is expected ‘very soon’

Canada’s new defence policy is expected ‘very soon’

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The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is expected to find out shortly which projects the government will be funding for the military. This will be outlined in the new defence policy, which is likely to be released “very soon” according to the Defence Minister, speaking at a recent CDAI event. We don’t know for sure what programs will head this...

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OSI Maritime Systems nav system integration for U.K. frigates completes review

OSI Maritime Systems nav system integration for U.K. frigates completes review

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A critical design review for the integration of a navigation system into a new type of frigates for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy was recently completed. Burnaby, B.C.-based OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) reported that its Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System (ECPINS) was integrated into the Integrated Bridge System (IBS) of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates. The integration...

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Lockheed Martin Canada shortlisted for Finnish Navy corvette program

Lockheed Martin Canada shortlisted for Finnish Navy corvette program

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The Finnish Defence Forces have picked Lockheed Martin Canada as one of the three defence companies shortlisted for the competition to build a battle system for the Finnish Navy’s new corvette program, known as Squadron 2020. The navy’s current complement of six surface combatants will reach their end-of-life cycle by the mid-2020’s. The Squadron 2020 program aims to replace...

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Seaspan invests in B.C. robotics firm Novarc

Seaspan invests in B.C. robotics firm Novarc

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One of Canada’s largest shipbuilder sees a bright future for robotics technology in the marine vessel and has invested in a Vancouver-based collaborative robotics systems company. Novarc Technologies recently announced that it will now be able to scale commercially thanks to a $1 million investment it secured from Seaspan ULC. BDC Capital participated in the round via its Venture...

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Canada, Ukraine agreement basis for defence research, arms sale

Canada, Ukraine agreement basis for defence research, arms sale

on 6:19 pm in Diplomacy, Featured Slider, Land, Leadership, NATO, Procurement, Recent Posts, Security, Technology, Training | 0 comments

Ties between Canada and Ukraine grew stronger this week with the signing in Ottawa of a defence co-operation agreement between the two countries. Defence policies, defence research, development, production, and military education are among the areas touch on by the bilateral arrangement signed Monday by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak. Called the Canada-Ukraine Defence...

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045 |CAF shifts gear in Iraq, proposed changes for RMCC, and new contracts for defence companies

045 |CAF shifts gear in Iraq, proposed changes for RMCC, and new contracts for defence companies

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The government hast just extended the CAF’s anti-ISIS operations. But that’s not the only change that’s worth reporting about the military’s mission in Iraq. Also, a team of former and current military experts are recommending an overhaul of the Royal Military College of Canada’s training module. New collaborations and contracts are reported by defence industry firms Airbus, SITA, Mannarino...

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