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The RCAF to receive over $40M in new snow-clearing equipment
Mar06

The RCAF to receive over $40M in new snow-clearing equipment

Starting later this year, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will be receiving new runway snow clearing equipment. Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced yesterday that Airport Technologies of Southport, Manitoba has been awarded a contract to deliver some new snow equipment, which will be used at six RCAF main operating bases (3 Wing Bagotville, 4 Wing Cold Lake,...

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Facts about FAcT with Amy Gowder, Lockheed Martin Canada
Jan27

Facts about FAcT with Amy Gowder, Lockheed Martin Canada

As Canada continues to ramp up for the execution of the Future Aircrew Training program (FAcT), the shortlist of qualified suppliers is getting ready for the release of the RFP. One such supplier is Lockheed Martin Canada. In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Amy Gowder, Vice President and General Manager for Lockheed Martin’s Training...

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Canada completes fourth Air Task Force deployment in Romania
Jan03

Canada completes fourth Air Task Force deployment in Romania

About 135 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel and five CF-188 Super Hornets will return home some time this month after performing a four-month NATO enhanced Air Policing mission in Romania. Canada’s Air Task Force (ATF)-Romania consists of members of the 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron and other personnel from 2 Air Expeditionary Wing, 3 Wing Bagotville, and 19 Wing Comox....

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Lockheed Martin and Canadian UAVs to provide UAVs operators with complete picture for BVLOS flights
Dec30

Lockheed Martin and Canadian UAVs to provide UAVs operators with complete picture for BVLOS flights

Providing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) is a vital way to increase the effectiveness and potential of UAVs. But the increased range of BVLOS operations requires real-time airspace situational awareness for the UAV pilot and support crew to ensure safe and repeatable operations. To meet this challenge, Canadian UAVs, an unmanned aviation...

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Snowbirds and their jets to return to Canada after the crash in Georgia
Nov27

Snowbirds and their jets to return to Canada after the crash in Georgia

On October 13, a CT-114 Tutor aircraft from the Canadian Armed Forces Air Demonstration Team (Snowbirds) crashed on its way to the Atlanta Air Show that was being held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Luckily, the pilot Captain Kevin Domon-Grenier ejected successfully before the accident and escaped with minor injuries.  According to the investigator’s report, the...

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CAE upgrades FTDs for ‘more immersive and realistic’ ground-based training for NFTC program
Nov26

CAE upgrades FTDs for ‘more immersive and realistic’ ground-based training for NFTC program

As part of its pilot training program with the Royal Canadian Air Force, CAE recently completed major upgrades to the CT-156 Harvard (T-6) and CT-155 Hawk flight training devices (FTDs) at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. FTDs are used for ground-based training as part of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program for which CAE is the prime contractor....

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