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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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Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition
Aug23

Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition

We are excited to share with you the August//September 2019 edition of Vanguard. In this issue, we focus on the Arctic and Naval Procurement in Canada. Read about the Arctic strategies of the U.S. and Canada, Russia’s push for icebreakers, the latest on the Canadian Surface Combatant project and more. Features include: Requirements Reconciliation of the Canadian Surface CombatantAn...

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LGen Eyre assumes the role of Commander Canadian Army
Aug21

LGen Eyre assumes the role of Commander Canadian Army

In a ceremony that took place yesterday on Parliament Hill, LGen Wayne Eyre assumed the position of Commander Canadian Army from LGen Jean-Marc Lanthier, who has assumed the position of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff.  LGen Eyre previously held the post of Commander of Military Personnel Command and has served in a variety of command and staff appointments...

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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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