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COVID-19 impacts CAF operations worldwide
Mar24

COVID-19 impacts CAF operations worldwide

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is disrupting life across the globe. This disruption also affects the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). With over 2000 CAF personnel deployed on about 20 different operations, the CAF is putting measures in place “to protect the health and well-being of our members, prevent the spread of this disease, and preserve our ability to conduct mission-essential military...

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General Vance to the CAF: ‘ready to deploy wherever and whenever our country needs us’ for COVID-19
Mar23

General Vance to the CAF: ‘ready to deploy wherever and whenever our country needs us’ for COVID-19

General Jon Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) issued a letter on Friday to members of the CAF community to address COVID-19. In the letter, he expresses his thanks to the CAF for their response during this unprecedented time. From their initial participation in quarantining the returning passengers from the hard-hit areas...

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General Vance announces new Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and other 2020 appointments for the CAF
Mar16

General Vance announces new Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and other 2020 appointments for the CAF

Gen Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, announced earlier today that LGen Mike Rouleau will assume the position of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. This announcement is part of the 2020 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer (GOFO) senior appointments, promotions, and retirements. LGen Mike Rouleau “It will be a...

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The global C4ISR market predicted to reach $135B by 2027
Mar11

The global C4ISR market predicted to reach $135B by 2027

A recent study by Transparency Market Research forecasts that the global C4ISR market will grow to US$ 135.80B by 2027.  The report defines C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance) as “the broad classification of the military’s efforts to advance its information processes and systems for using information during war.” The growing need for electronic warfare in military and...

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The CAF completes the Canadian Border Road Rehabilitation project in Jordan with a ceremony
Mar10

The CAF completes the Canadian Border Road Rehabilitation project in Jordan with a ceremony

At the end of February, representatives from Canada, the Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) gathered for a ceremony to mark the end of the Canadian Border Road Rehabilitation project in Jordan. The project, which began in April 2019 involves the construction and rehabilitation of a road along Jordan’s northern border with...

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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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