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Canadian Ministers meet with New Zealand’s Defence Minister in Ottawa
Jan24

Canadian Ministers meet with New Zealand’s Defence Minister in Ottawa

Canada’s Defence Minister and Veterans Affairs Minister met with the Defence Minister of New Zealand, Ron Mark a few days ago in Ottawa. “It is always great when we can meet with our international partners and friends to share knowledge and best practices related to our Defence and Veteran communities,” said Lawrence A. MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate...

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DEFSEC: Growing business-to-business defence opportunities for Canada
Dec06

DEFSEC: Growing business-to-business defence opportunities for Canada

Although held during election season, DEFSEC Atlantic 2019 was not in the slightest way hindered by it. As the second-largest defence event in Canada, DEFSEC once again focused on showcasing Atlantic Canadian opportunities to attendees that participated over three days at the beginning of October. “DEFSEC 2019 was well-attended,” said Colin Stephenson, Executive Director, DEFSEC Atlantic. “Even in the...

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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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Successfully generating defence and security ideas from coast to coast
May10

Successfully generating defence and security ideas from coast to coast

One of the most significant challenges the Department of National Defence/Canadian Armed Forces (DND/CAF) face is the rapid increase in complex innovations that are changing the global security environment. DND/CAF must remain ready to effectively adapt to any environment, whether responding to natural disasters, providing expert search and rescue, defending Canadian sovereignty, or contributing to greater peace and security...

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The return of deterrence
Jun04

The return of deterrence

The year 2014 was a watershed one for the West. That year saw the annexation of Crimea and the return of Russia on the world scene as a potential adversary to NATO and its allies. With its ruthless behaviour in Crimea and Ukraine, the flexing of its muscle in numerous exercises in the northwestern parts of Russia near the...

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CF-18, Anti-Bribery and Cyber Forensics
May22

CF-18, Anti-Bribery and Cyber Forensics

I just returned from the 2018 Canadian Armed Forces Outlooks hosted by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), held recently in Ottawa. This is CADSI’s second largest event after CANSEC. The buzz and excitement at this conference were indeed uplifting to see as the government unfolds its defence policy – Strong, Secure, Engaged. The sessions were...

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