Government of Canada invests $26.8 million in IDEaS first call for proposals
Jan17

Government of Canada invests $26.8 million in IDEaS first call for proposals

On January 16, the first call for proposals (CFP) for Competitive Projects under the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Program (IDEaS) program successfully concluded. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in making the announcement said: “The success of the IDEaS first call for proposals is a testament to the importance of investing in Canadian innovation to support the future of...

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New green facilities for the Royal Canadian Dragoons
Jan15

New green facilities for the Royal Canadian Dragoons

As part of Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is greening its defence infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent from 2005 levels, by 2030. One way of doing so is through a new project that was announced today by William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac. This project will provide new...

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Valcartier receives new trucks as part of MSVS project
Jan14

Valcartier receives new trucks as part of MSVS project

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Jean-Yves Duclos on January 14, 2019, visited 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier to witness the delivery of Canada’s new logistics trucks. The Government of Canada through the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project is procuring a new fleet of medium capacity logistics trucks to replace the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) current...

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Canada gives the green light for a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship
Nov02

Canada gives the green light for a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship

Canada’s Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan announced today that the Government of Canada is proceeding with the acquisition of a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS). “I am delighted to confirm today that the Royal Canadian Navy will receive a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, as outlined in our defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged,” said...

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Navantia-Saab Team submits bid for CSC
Aug03

Navantia-Saab Team submits bid for CSC

The Navantia-Saab Team recently announced the submission of its bid to Irving Shipbuilding for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Program. The team is looking forward to working with Irving Shipbuilding, the Canadian Government and the Royal Canadian Navy “to provide a state of the art, proven operational warship,” a press release from Navantia states. A similar version of the...

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An Out-of-the-Blue Icebreaker Opportunity
Mar07

An Out-of-the-Blue Icebreaker Opportunity

By Colonel (Retired) Pierre Leblanc I recently attended the Maritime and Arctic Security & Safety Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, where I learned of an interesting unforeseen opportunity for the Canadian Government to acquire a number of modern icebreakers at deeply discounted prices. On January 30, 2017, I raised my concerns with the aging of the Canadian Coast...

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