Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet
Dec15

Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet

With the recent announcement to purchase 18 used Australian F-18 fighter jets, Canada has issued a list of steps needed to integrate the F-18s with its current fleet of CF-18s. Life extension and upgrade Canada is planning to proceed with technical work to modify the Australian F-18 aircraft to meet similar configuration of the CF-18s. This will make it...

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EP 072: Latest border emergency exercise, CAF to train Iraqi security forces and Canada’s smart pledge
Nov29

EP 072: Latest border emergency exercise, CAF to train Iraqi security forces and Canada’s smart pledge

In this episode, hear about Canada and U.S latest border emergency exercise, CAF to deliver explosive threat training to Iraqi security forces, and Canada’s smart pledge approach to UN peacekeeping operations. Show Notes As home of the longest international border in the world, Canada and the United States have been working to be prepared to coordinate effective emergency responses...

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Operation CARIBBE seizes over 1300 kilos of cocaine in less than two weeks
Nov23

Operation CARIBBE seizes over 1300 kilos of cocaine in less than two weeks

Over the past few weeks, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels deployed on Operation CARIBBE in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, have intercepted and seized large quantities of illicit drugs. Working in partnership with the United States Coast Guard (USCG), Her Majesty Canadian Ship (HMCS) Moncton on November 11, 2017, stopped a suspect...

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Auditor General’s Report: ‘The Royal Military College of Canada risks becoming just another university’
Nov22

Auditor General’s Report: ‘The Royal Military College of Canada risks becoming just another university’

The recent Fall Report of the Auditor General of Canada on the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), concludes that unless National Defence resolves issues highlighted in its report, then the RMC “risks becoming just another university and not providing the Canadian Armed Forces with the leaders it requires.” Founded in 1874, the RMC is operated by National Defence...

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EP 71: New Peace Support Training Centre; a police website hacked in Saskatchewan; and Commanders’ Conference of American Armies
Nov21

EP 71: New Peace Support Training Centre; a police website hacked in Saskatchewan; and Commanders’ Conference of American Armies

In this episode, the opening of the new Peace Support Training Centre at Canadian Forces Base in Kingston, a look at the recently concluded 32nd Commanders’ Conference of American Armies and a police website has been hacked in Saskatchewan by supporters of the Islamic State. Show Notes: Last week, member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen,...

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RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019
Nov13

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

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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