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Statement from the Canadian Coast Guard on the Parliamentary Budget Officer’s report on Polar Icebreakers

The Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer published its report, titled The Polar Icebreaker Project: 2024 Update, on the procurement of two Polar Icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard. We

Minister Bill Blair announces updates on culture change at DND and CAF

Minister Blair announced that in response to Recommendations 1 and 2 in former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbour’s Independent External Comprehensive Review (IECR), the CAF is issuing interim policy guidance

Royal Canadian Navy moves into second year of Naval Experience Program

To date, the enrollment target of 144 participants was surpassed, with 179 successful enrollees, demonstrating a promising start for NEP. Furthermore, there are currently more than 500 applicants remaining in

Saab signs contract with Swedish FMV for a third GlobalEye

Saab has signed a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) regarding delivery of a third GlobalEye airborne early warning and control aircraft to Sweden. The order value is

Government of Canada launches public consultation on artificial intelligence computing infrastructure

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announced the Consultation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Compute, which will help inform the design and implementation of a new AI

MDA Space awarded $1B contract to design and deliver Canadarm3 flight system

MDA Space Ltd. has been awarded $1 billion from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the next phases of the Canadarm3 program. The most advanced space robotics system ever conceived,

Vard Marine Inc. Welcomes Thordon Bearings Inc. into the Team Vigilance Preferred Suppliers Program

VARD has named Thordon Bearings Inc. (Thordon) as a preferred supplier to Team Vigilance. The Burlington, Ontario-based innovator secured its first naval contract in the early 1990s, supplying first-generation COMPAC

OSI’s ECPINS WECDIS Powers Rheinmetall Navigation Simulator Program

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce it has been contracted by Rheinmetall to deliver ECPINS WECDIS for the base navigation simulators produced by Rheinmetall for the German Navy.

RCAF Sets Guinness World Record for Most Landmarks Illuminated in 24 Hours

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) is proud to announce that, with the support of communities, businesses, and citizens in Canada and around the world, it has set a new

Airbus delivers first ACH160 in Canada

Chartright Air Group, a leading provider of private aviation services in Canada, has taken delivery of Canada’s first corporate ACH160. The helicopter will enter into service immediately, as the first

NAV CANADA partners with Kongsberg on Digital Facilities Initiative

The DAATS program, is a key component of NAV CANADA's strategic direction that will drive long-term resiliency and sustainability for the services it provides to customers at airports. In place

Top Aces conducts first ‘Adversary Air’ training mission with upgraded A-4 Skyhawks in Canada

Top Aces, the world's leading provider of advanced adversary air (ADAIR) and joint terminal attack controller (JTAC) training to allied forces, proudly announces the successful completion of its first training

Bell Announces First Flight of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CH-146C MK II Griffon Helicopter

Bell Textron Canada Limited a Textron Inc. announced the successful first flight of one of the Royal Canadian Air Force's modernized CH-146 Griffon helicopters, a variant of the Bell 412EP,

Lockheed Martin Delivers 2,700th C-130 Hercules Tactical Airlifter

This landmark aircraft is a KC-130J Super Hercules tanker operated by the U.S. Marine Corps Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 at Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, North Carolina.

Belgium chooses Airbus H145M for Armed Forces and Federal Police

The Kingdom of Belgium will procure 15 multi-role H145M helicopters for the army and two helicopters plus three options for the Federal Police. The contract was signed between the NATO

Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks will produce more than 1,500 defence trucks for Canadian order

Mercedes-Benz Special Trucks will produce more than1,500 Zetros logistics trucks for a major order from the Canadian Department of National Defence. The Canadian Armed Forces plans to use the vehicles

First flight of the modernized CH-146C Griffon

The first flight of the modernized CH-146C Griffon at Bell Textron Canada in Mirabel is on Thursday, June 20 at 10 a.m., in the presence of numerous employees, partners and

HMCS Charlottetown deploys to become flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2

His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown departed Halifax, Nova Scotia, to join and assumeflagship duties of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) as part of Operation REASSURANCE in the Mediterranean

Minister Blair concludes productive visit to Brussels for Ukraine Defense Contact Group meeting and NATO Defence Ministers’ meeting

During the UDCG meeting on June 13 hosted by United States Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, Minister Blair announced that Canada plans to send an initial tranche of

Minister Blair announces additional military assistance for Ukraine at the 23rd meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group

At the meeting, Minister Blair announced that Canada plans to send an initial tranche of 2,300 CRV7 rocket motors to Ukraine. The decommissioned rocket motors were previously used by the

Voyageur Aviation Launches Pathway Bursary Program

Voyageur Aviation Corp. announced its innovative Pathway Bursary Program in partnership with Canadore College - School of Aviation and Aerospace Technology. Exclusively available to graduates of Nipissing/Parry Sound District secondary

Allen-Vanguard partner with Hyperion Defence Solutions to deliver innovative mixed reality JTAC trainer for a Middle Eastern customer

Allen-Vanguard, best known for providing customised technology solutions for defeating Radio Frequency (RF) based terrorist and extremist threats, has partnered with Hyperion, experts in developing innovative technology-based defence solutions, to

New drone competition drives innovation for Ukraine

The Ukraine Defence Contact Group (UDCG) Drone Capability Coalition (DCC) is seeking companies to supply First-Person View (FPV) drones to Ukraine. This competition aims to produce FPV drones at scale

Minister Blair to visit Brussels, Belgium to strengthen support for Ukraine and meet with NATO counterparts

The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, will visit Brussels, Belgium from June 13 to 14, 2024. During his trip, the Minister will meet with Allies and partners to

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