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Government leveraging “close partnership” with industry to deliver modern equipment to the CAF
Aug30

Government leveraging “close partnership” with industry to deliver modern equipment to the CAF

As Canada’s largest defence trade show, CANSEC has been instrumental in bringing both local and international companies together to showcase their innovative solutions for Canada. Since its first show back in 1998, CANSEC has grown to become a leading defence and security event, providing the opportunity for many defence, aerospace and security companies to exhibit their cutting-edge technologies and...

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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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Third shipyard under NSS to build six new icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard
Aug02

Third shipyard under NSS to build six new icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard

The Government of Canada has announced that it’s launching a competitive process to include a third Canadian shipyard under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) to join Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. Through an Invitation to Qualify, the government will shortlist pre-qualified shipyards that will be eligible to submit a formal proposal to become the third strategic partner...

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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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