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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Interview with Allan Weldon, DND on the cost estimate for CSC
Oct27

Interview with Allan Weldon, DND on the cost estimate for CSC

As a former Naval Reserve, Allan Weldon joined National Defence in 1990. Since that time, he has served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance Branch, as well as spending time within both the Canadian Army and the Information Management Branch. In 2011, because of the Chief Financial Officer realignment initiative, he became Director Costing...

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Wastewater Treatment and Canadian Military Operations
Oct17

Wastewater Treatment and Canadian Military Operations

By Nicole A. Poirier, Eng., Ph.D., FCAE In June 2017, the Government of Canada announced as part of its widely awaited new Defence Policy that it will grow defence spending over the next 10 years from $18.9 billion in 2016-17 to $32.7 billion in 2026-27. Following this welcome announcement, a flurry of headlines emerged related to improved capabilities and...

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Strong Secure Engaged Surpasses Expectations
Sep11

Strong Secure Engaged Surpasses Expectations

After a lengthy period of the most extensive public consultation on Canadian defence in a generation, the Trudeau government released its new defence policy Strong Secure Engaged this past June. On the whole, the policy provides a surprisingly clear-eyed outline of the desired objectives for the Canadian Armed Forces and real additional resources to achieve them. If implemented successfully,...

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Not so Strong, so Secure or so Engaged
Sep05

Not so Strong, so Secure or so Engaged

By Ian Parker Much has been written praising the new Liberal Defence Policy: Strong, Secure and Engaged. But when you consider what the Minister of National Defence stated, “Strong, Secure and Engaged was informed by the most transparent review Defence has ever undertaken,” and about what Mathew Fisher wrote, as part of his National Post article on July 1...

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Colt Canada to provide 1148 new C6A1 machine guns to the CAF
Aug03

Colt Canada to provide 1148 new C6A1 machine guns to the CAF

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced last week, that the Government of Canada will acquire 1,148 new C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) from Colt Canada. This purchase demonstrates the government’s promise under the new defence policy to modernize, renew and restore Canada’s military with the tools needed to succeed in operations. “The Government of Canada is committed to...

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