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Airbus pulls out of Canada’s future fighter competition
Sep03

Airbus pulls out of Canada’s future fighter competition

Last Friday, the Government of Canada was officially informed that the Eurofighter Typhoon will no longer be in the running as a contender for the next-gen fighters for Canada. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) and Airbus Defence and Space decided to withdraw from Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) after conducting a “detailed review of the...

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Canada to modernize and grow its CH-149 Cormorant fleet
Aug28

Canada to modernize and grow its CH-149 Cormorant fleet

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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Game Changer: James Castle, CEO, President & Founder, Terranova Aerospace
Aug06

Game Changer: James Castle, CEO, President & Founder, Terranova Aerospace

James Castle started his career in the defence and security industry over 20 years ago as an Emergency Manager in Ontario and was trained as an Incident Commander by the Toronto Police Service, Public Order Unit. While working in this industry, he came to realize the tremendous opportunity of how innovative technologies in drones, AI, and cybersecurity can improve...

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Canada issues RFP for 88 future fighter jets
Jul24

Canada issues RFP for 88 future fighter jets

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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Advancement in pilot training solutions, an interview with Peter Fedak, SkyAlyne
Jul08

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

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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Providing ISR services on demand, an interview with Joseph Galimberti, PAL Aerospace
Jun28

Providing ISR services on demand, an interview with Joseph Galimberti, PAL Aerospace

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Joseph Galimberti, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs of PAL Aerospace. PAL Aerospace is a diversified international aerospace and defence company headquartered in Canada. With over four decades of operations, PAL has continuously built on their experience to evolve into a global leader of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance...

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