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HMCS Ottawa off to the Asia-Pacific region
Aug08

HMCS Ottawa off to the Asia-Pacific region

On August 6, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ottawa left Esquimalt for a four-and-a-half-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region on Operations PROJECTION and NEON. Through these operations, the Canadian Armed Forces are contributing to a maritime presence in the region and supporting a multinational effort in implementing UN Security Council sanctions on North Korea. These sanctions are intended to urge North...

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BMT Canada to provide long-term support services to the RCN
Jul30

BMT Canada to provide long-term support services to the RCN

BMT Canada Ltd. has been awarded a service contract valued at $77.8 million to provide engineering, logistics, management, and support services to the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet for five years. The contract will support over 260 jobs during this time with two five year option renewals. According to a news release, this is one of the first contracts...

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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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Modernizing the C2ISR systems of the Canadian Army
Jul19

Modernizing the C2ISR systems of the Canadian Army

Under the heading Investments in the Canadian Army in Strong Secure Engaged (SSE), Initiative 42 states that the Government of Canada will “Modernize land-based command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems” for the Canadian Army. On January 30, 2019, Lieutenant Colonel Ian Graham, currently the Directorate Land Requirements section head responsible for projects focusing on Command and Control...

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LGen Lanthier to replace LGen Wynnyk as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Jul15

LGen Lanthier to replace LGen Wynnyk as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff

Last Friday, General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, announced some staff moves and promotions within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as a result of the resignation of Lieutenant-General P.F. Wynnyk. LGen Wynnyk was serving in the capacity of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS), relieving Vice-Admiral Mark Norman who was suspended from his post as VCDS...

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The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces
Jul03

The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

A few weeks ago, I attended the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ major event of the year – CANSEC. As Canada’s largest defence trade show, CANSEC has been instrumental in bringing both local and international companies to showcase their innovative solutions for Canada. This year there was a slew of equipment, technologies and innovative solutions on display...

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