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Team SkyGuardian Awarded RPAS Contract

The Government of Canada has signed a contract to purchase a fleet of MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI). The order includes

Canada to Participate in United States-led Operation PROSPERITY GUARDIAN

Canada will participate in Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Op PROSPERITY GUARDIAN, a United States-led operation announced by the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin III. The operation has been stood

Landing Zones Canada and Airbus Defence & Space Sign Cooperation Agreement

Landing Zones Canada Inc. (LZC) and Airbus Defence and Space are proud to announce a ground-breaking Cooperation Agreement that leverages the extensive expertise of both organizations in designing, developing, and

Royal Canadian Navy ships return from deployment to the Indo-Pacific region

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Marie-France Lalonde, was at CFB Esquimalt to welcome the ships home from deployment and to thank the sailors and aircrew for their

Minister Blair Announces Canada will be Sending Helicopters to Latvia Under Op REASSURANCE

Minister Blair reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to significantly strengthen its military presence in Latvia to support NATO’s deterrence and defence efforts.

Minister Blair appoints Michelle Douglas as the CAF’ Honorary Colonel for Professional Conduct and Culture

The Minister of National Defence, the Honourable Bill Blair, has appointed Michelle Douglas as the Canadian Armed Forces’ first Honorary Colonel for Chief, Professional Conduct and Culture.

BlackBerry Appoints John Giamatteo as CEO

BlackBerry Limited announced the appointment of John J. Giamatteo as its new Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Richard (Dick) Lynch, who

RCN’s fifth AOPS HMCS Frédérick Rolette has officially launched

The Royal Canadian Navy’s fifth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Frédérick Rolette, was launched on December 9, 2023, at Halifax Shipyard.

Airbus announces Canadian H160 type certification

Airbus Helicopters has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) type certification of the H160 helicopter, positioning the aircraft type for entry into the Canadian market.

Canadian soldier of the First World War identified

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have confirmed that the grave of a previously unknown First World War soldier in Courcelette British Cemetery in Courcelette,

Canada extends Top Aces’ Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) contract valued at $331M

The Government of Canada announces contract amendment for air combat training services. In support of its defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that

Seaspan and Genoa Partner on CCG’s Future Polar Icebreaker

Genoa Design International of Newfoundland and Labrador and Seaspan Shipyards of British Columbia, signed a contract related to the construction of Canada’s new Polar Icebreaker. The deal will see Genoa

HMNZS Te Mana successfully conducts Initial Test Firing with new capability

HMNZS Te Mana successfully conducts Initial Test Firing with new capability following integration of Canadian-developed CMS 330 Combat Management System. Lockheed Martin Canada integrated the CMS 330, as well as

Vard Marine Inc. Welcomes Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. into the Vigilance Preferred Suppliers Program

Vard Marine Inc. (VARD) launched the Vigilance Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) at CANSEC 2023 in conjunction with Team Vigilance partner companies Heddle Shipyards, Thales Canada, SH Defence, and Fincantieri.

It’s Official – Canada Buys the P-8A Poseidon

The Government of Canada has officially announced its plans to replace its fleet of CP-140 Auroras with Boeing’s P8-A Poseidon. The announcement comes a day after it was reported that

Simthetiq awarded follow-on contracts by Netherlands MOD

Simthetiq has been awarded follow-on contracts under their multi-year framework agreement with the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.

BlackBerry quarterly report shows 70 percent increase in novel malware attacks

BlackBerry Limited released its latest Quarterly Global Threat Intelligence Report, revealing a 70 percent increase in new malware encountered by BlackBerry's AI-powered cybersecurity solutions.

LMC Selects OSI to Design the Integrated Bridge and Navigation System for the RCN CSC

OSI has been selected to design the Integrated Navigation Bridge System for the Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC).

Alberta-based Landing Zones Unveils the World’s First Drone-Launched Training Bomblet at IITSEC

Landing Zones Canada Inc. proudly introduces the world's first drone-launched training bomblet pyrotechnic, a cutting-edge patented innovation precisely developed to fully replicate the drone threats encountered on today's battlefields.

Elbit Systems Awarded Sub-Contract from Airbus for Work on MRTT A330 Aircraft

Elbit Systems Ltd. was awarded a contract by Airbus Defense and Space to supply the Direct Infrared Counter Measures (DIRCM) and Infrared (IR) Missile Warning Systems for installation on the

Simthetiq supporting unreal engine adoption for leading defence simulation company

Simthetiq signed an agreement to provide a support package to a leading Defence Simulation company, to assist the company’s transition to a new image generation system based on Unreal Engine

Canada-European Union Summit 2023 – Joint Statement

The leaders of Canada and the European Union (EU) met to reaffirm their strategic partnership, advance their cooperation to seize the opportunities of our time and respond to pressing challenges.

Astronauts Jenni Gibbons and Joshua Kutryk to contribute to future mission to the moon

CSA astronauts Jenni Gibbons will serve as the backup astronaut for the historic Artemis II mission to the Moon, while Joshua Kutryk has been assigned to a six-month mission on

CAE commences research project with UNSW under Defence Trailblazer program

CAE Australia partners with the University of New South Wales to develop an artificial intelligence-driven evaluation system for Mission Aircrew

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