Procurement

Naval Group and Fincantieri submit bid for CSC

Naval Group and Fincantieri submit bid for CSC

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Naval Group and Fincantieri presented a proposal to the Government of Canada for an “off-the-shelf” design for the future Canadian Surface Combatant. The French and Italian world-class shipbuilders are supported by both their governments in providing a “sea-proven solution based on the FREMM frigate design” for CSC for the Royal Canadian Navy. If selected, the ships would be built...

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Navantia-led team submits proposal for CSC

Navantia-led team submits proposal for CSC

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As we draw to the closure of the deadline for the submission of the request for proposals for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, the Navantia team has made an announcement of the submission of its proposal. The team, which is led by Navantia is comprised of Saab Australia which will deliver the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) and CEA...

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Canada’s Combat Ship Team submits proposal for CSC

Canada’s Combat Ship Team submits proposal for CSC

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With just under two days remaining before the deadline for the submission of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design of the Canadian Surface Combatant fleet, Canada’s Combat Ship Team has announced the delivery of its proposal. Comprising of BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics, Canada’s Combat Ship Team’s proposal is focused on...

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RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019

RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019

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The competition for Canada’s future fighter jets may start in less than two years, according to Lt. Gen. Michael Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). “The plan right now is to have a request for proposal out to industry by 2019,” the commander said during an exclusive interview with Defence News. “A 2019 RFP would get...

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Interview with Allan Weldon, DND on the cost estimate for CSC

Interview with Allan Weldon, DND on the cost estimate for CSC

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As a former Naval Reserve, Allan Weldon joined National Defence in 1990. Since that time, he has served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance Branch, as well as spending time within both the Canadian Army and the Information Management Branch. In 2011, because of the Chief Financial Officer realignment initiative, he became Director Costing...

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An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC

An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC

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As part of its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Government of Canada has outlined a long-term project to renew Canada’s federal fleet of combat and non-combat vessels. One group of ships within this strategy is the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). This program consists of building up to 15 ships to replace Canada’s 12 Halifax-class frigates and three Iroquois-class destroyers....

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The Oceans Protection Plan – Canada’s new direction to protect its coasts

The Oceans Protection Plan – Canada’s new direction to protect its coasts

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By Transport Canada When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska and spilled 44,000 tonnes of oil in 1989, everything changed for marine safety around the world. The international marine community worked together to rewrite the rules to enhance ship safety and spill response while ensuring that industry paid for cleanup costs. Since this accident occurred,...

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A disturbing trend in defence procurement

A disturbing trend in defence procurement

on 9:04 pm in Defense, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

By Ian Parker The first objective in the Defence Procurement Strategy is delivering the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard in a timely manner.  This is a fine objective and should result in a well-equipped military and coast guard. But a review of recent defence acquisitions reveals a disturbing trend in defence procurement:...

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$12.6 million contract awarded to dispose of the HMCS Preserver and CFAV Quest

$12.6 million contract awarded to dispose of the HMCS Preserver and CFAV Quest

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Acting Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Jim Carr, announced today the award of a contract to Marine Recycling Corporation for $12.6 million to dispose of two Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) ships. HMCS Preserver and CFAV Quest, which were both put out of service last year are expected to be completely dismantled by the summer of 2019 at the...

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Colt Canada to provide 1148 new C6A1 machine guns to the CAF

Colt Canada to provide 1148 new C6A1 machine guns to the CAF

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced last week, that the Government of Canada will acquire 1,148 new C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) from Colt Canada. This purchase demonstrates the government’s promise under the new defence policy to modernize, renew and restore Canada’s military with the tools needed to succeed in operations. “The Government of Canada is committed to...

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