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BC Aerospace Research gets $7.3 million investment

BC Aerospace Research gets $7.3 million investment

on 2:55 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Space | 0 comments

New funding from the Canadian government is proving that, for British Columbia’s aerospace research sector, the sky is no longer the limit. The investment was announced during the Aersoapce, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE) in Abbostford, BC. Jay Teichroeb, the Vice President of AIAC Pacific, announced the news to the delight of the attending  170 companies and 400 participants....

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Free Provision of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Data for Government Studies and Professional Training in Canada

Free Provision of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Data for Government Studies and Professional Training in Canada

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Airbus Defence and Space — a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military — has signed an agreement with the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) providing Canadian governmental and institutional data users free access to TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellite imagery for pre-operational use. A delegation from the...

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MDA renews support for RADARSAT-2 ground systems

MDA renews support for RADARSAT-2 ground systems

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The Department of National Defence has exercised a contract renewal with MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates to provide operational support for the east and west coast RADARSAT-2 ground systems that support the Polar Epsilon Near-Real Time Ship Detection (NRTSD) system. It’s the third renewal option since the contract was originally signed in April 2013. It is valued at approximately $2.4...

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General Dynamics awarded two contracts for Mercury Global project

General Dynamics awarded two contracts for Mercury Global project

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National Defence has awarded two contracts to General Dynamics Canada related to the Mercury Global military satellite project, part of Canada’s contribution to the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) system. The first, valued at $59.1 million, involves designing and building Mercury Global anchor stations while the second, valued at $8.5 million, is for the ongoing in-service support. “The anchor stations...

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Elbit Systems to supply Canada SAT-on-the-Move systems

Elbit Systems to supply Canada SAT-on-the-Move systems

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Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by Rheinmetall Canada to provide its ELSAT 2100 Satellite-on-the-Move (SOTM) systems for the Canadian Armed Forces. According to a news release, “the ELSAT 2100 SOTM system allows high data rate broadband capabilities at a cost effective price. It can be installed on a variety of platforms and is unique in its low...

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DND formalizes space partnership

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On Monday, National Defence signed a memorandum of understanding with Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom that will see the four countries share space-related information and resources. Known as the Combined Space Operations Initiative, the MOU formalizes an existing partnership among the four defence departments and will encourage closer cooperation on a range of activities such as...

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Why strategic Canadian defence procurement is good for Canada

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The benefits of strategic Canadian defence procurement to Canada can and should be significantly higher if Canada treats its defence procurements and Canadian defence industrial sector more strategically. The first two benefits are fundamental needs for Canada’s population – namely sovereignty and security. Sovereignty refers to the ability of Canada to act completely independently of other nations in its...

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MDA provides RADARSAT-2 information to support maritime surveillance

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MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has received an order to provide RADARSAT-2 information to the European Maritime Safety Agency as part of EMSA’s CleanSeaNet program. This order is the first issued under a four-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity agreement MDA has with EMSA. The IDIQ has a ceiling of CA$7.5 million. MDA will provide EMSA with RADARSAT-2 information covering all European...

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Sapphire satellite transitions to operations

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The Sapphire satellite has reached full operational capability. MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates of Richmond, B.C., which developed the satellite for National Defence, announced yesterday that Sapphire had completed its commissioning and had now transitioned into operations “as a contributing sensor to the U.S. Space Surveillance Network.” With the declaration of full operational capability, Sapphire now begins a five-year operational...

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Canada, US extend space data sharing

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The Department of National Defence has signed a long-term partnership with U.S. Strategic Command that updates an accord permitting the exchange of advanced space situational awareness data. The agreement, announced last week, was signed in late December and “streamlines the process by which the Canadian military requests SSA data from Strategic Command’s Joint Space Operations Center for things like...

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