Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet
Dec15

Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet

With the recent announcement to purchase 18 used Australian F-18 fighter jets, Canada has issued a list of steps needed to integrate the F-18s with its current fleet of CF-18s. Life extension and upgrade Canada is planning to proceed with technical work to modify the Australian F-18 aircraft to meet similar configuration of the CF-18s. This will make it...

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EP 074: Companies vying for CSC and Canada reacting to the North Korea threat
Dec13

EP 074: Companies vying for CSC and Canada reacting to the North Korea threat

In this episode, we take a look at the RFPs that were submitted for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program and with the North Korea threat, Canada has set aside two bunkers at military bases.     Show Notes: The Navantia Team The Navantia team has made an announcement of the submission of its proposal. The team, which is...

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Alion confirms submission of its RFP for CSC
Dec11

Alion confirms submission of its RFP for CSC

Alion Science and Technology, along with its subsidiary Alion Canada, recently confirmed the submission of their proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant program. Their solution, according to Bruce Samuelsen, Chief Operating Officer for Alion is one that “delivers an effective, affordable, production-ready 21st-century naval capability to meet Canada’s defence needs.” Samuelsen said that Alion’s offering is focused on affordability,...

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Naval Group and Fincantieri submit RFP for CSC
Dec04

Naval Group and Fincantieri submit RFP for CSC

Naval Group and Fincantieri presented an RFP to the Government of Canada for an “off-the-shelf” design for the future Canadian Surface Combatant. The French and Italian world-class shipbuilders are supported by both their governments in providing a “sea-proven solution based on the FREMM frigate design” for CSC for the Royal Canadian Navy. If selected, the ships would be built...

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Navantia-led team submits proposal for CSC
Nov30

Navantia-led team submits proposal for CSC

As we draw to the closure of the deadline for the submission of the request for proposals for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, the Navantia team has made an announcement of the submission of its proposal. The team, which is led by Navantia is comprised of Saab Australia which will deliver the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) and CEA...

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Canada’s Combat Ship Team submits proposal for CSC
Nov28

Canada’s Combat Ship Team submits proposal for CSC

With just under two days remaining before the deadline for the submission of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design of the Canadian Surface Combatant fleet, Canada’s Combat Ship Team has announced the delivery of its proposal. Comprising of BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics, Canada’s Combat Ship Team’s proposal is focused on...

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