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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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Dashboard: Future Fighter Capability Project Timeline
Nov19

Dashboard: Future Fighter Capability Project Timeline

Through its defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada has launched an open competition to purchase 88 advanced fighter jets to replace its current fighter fleet. In this Dashboard, we take a look at the different steps in this process starting with the launch in December 2017 to the complete replacement of the CF-18 Super Hornet fleet by 2031 and...

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RPAS to Detect, Identify and Track Targets
Nov18

RPAS to Detect, Identify and Track Targets

Through Initiatives 50 and 91 of Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada is looking at acquiring Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) capability to perform precision strikes to support Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) domestic and international operations. In May this year, Canada invited potential suppliers to submit their proposals. L3 Technologies MAS Inc. and the United States Government and General Atomics Aeronautical...

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