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Strider Names Former Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Vice Admiral Paul Maddison, as an Advisor

Strider Technologies, Inc. announced that Vice Admiral (Ret'd) Paul Maddison RCN is joining the company as an Advisor. In this role, Maddison will help guide Strider toward scalable growth in

Canada to provide $76 million to Germany Air Defence initiative for Ukraine

To jumpstart the meeting, the ministers signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) concerning funding for the purchase of air defence capabilities for the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Minister Blair announced that

Innovation in Action: D-TA Systems to Deliver Advanced Electronic Warfare Range Equipment Under New Contract

Under the terms of the contract, D-TA Systems will design, manufacture, and deliver a proof of concept for a new generation of electronic warfare range equipment that will empower training

Minister Blair to welcome Germany’s Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius to Canada

The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, will welcome Germany’s Minister of Defence, Boris Pistorius, to Canada for a bilateral meeting. This is Minister Pistorius’s first visit to Canada

Apply now: Minefield breaching challenge

The IDEaS program is looking for game-changing solutions to aid Ukraine during minefield breaching operations. Up to $1 million in developmental funding for early stage (TRL 1-6) technology will be

Government introduces legislation to counter foreign interference

Bill C-70 proposes to update existing laws to better equip the government to detect, disrupt, and protect against foreign interference threats against all people in Canada, including members of diaspora,

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

VARD has named BluMetric Environmental Inc. (BluMetric) as a Preferred Supplier to Team Vigilance. BluMetric has supplied and serviced the water treatment systems for the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian

BluMetric Announces $5.3 Million Service Contract Extension for DND Water Purification Systems

BluMetric Environmental Inc. has signed an amendment to an existing service agreement for Canada’s Department of National Defence Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU). The amendment includes a $5.3 million

New Commander for Canadian Special Operations Forces Command

Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) completed a change of command ceremony at Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa, where Brigadier-General Steve Hunter assumed command from Major-General Steve Boivin. Presided

Canada is Making a Series of Investments in the Arctic

Through Our North, Strong and Free Canada will be investing in Northern Operational Support Hubs, Tactical Helicopters and Airborne Early Warning Aircraft. The Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence,

Royal Canadian Navy Commemorates 79th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic

Canadians and sailors from coast to coast to coast commemorated the 79th anniversary of the end of action in the Battle of the Atlantic and the sacrifices of the thousands

HMCS Max Bernays Commissioned in Vancouver during Fleet Week

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) formally commissioned His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Max Bernays into service at a ceremony held at Burrard Drydock Pier in North Vancouver. A ship’s commissioning

HENSOLDT delivers further high-performance radars to Ukraine

Sensor specialist HENSOLDT is supplying six more of its high-performance TRML-4D radars to Ukraine to strengthen the country’s air defence. As part of a comprehensive order package worth over 100

Davie opens up doors for partnerships between Québec and Finland shipbuilding industries

As the delegation of 40 from the Davie Supplier Association, now known as Naval Québec, arrives in Finland for a week-long mission, it opens exciting partnership opportunities between the Finnish

Seaspan Corporation Completes Rollout of Starlink Across Entire Fleet

Seaspan is amongst the first major owner/operators of containerships to fully integrate Starlink's low latency, high bandwidth service across its entire fleet. This achievement underscores Seaspan's commitment to technological innovation

First F-35A for Poland Progressing on the Production Line

The first Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II for the Polish Air Force is standing with weight on wheels for the first time, a significant milestone for the jet as it

UVAD Receives Investment from RTX’s Raytheon for Next Generation Supersonic UAV

VAD Technologies Inc. (UVAD) is announcing it has signed an agreement with Raytheon, an RTX business, under Canada’s ITB program for a multi-million dollar investment. The funding will support a

Copa Airlines upgrades Boeing 737 simulator fleet with Simthetiq X2 Visual System

Simthetiq announced that it has successfully completed the upgrade of Copa Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 Simulator fleet with the X2 Visual System, powered by the aXion image generator. This project also

DAVIE NAMED CANADA’S TOP DEFENCE COMPANY FOR 2024

Canada’s leading defence and military magazine, CANADIAN DEFENCE REVIEW, has released its annual Survey & Ranking of Canada’s Top 100 Defence Companies. For 2024 CDR has named DAVIE its Top

Seaspan celebrates 30 years of ship repair in Victoria

Seaspan is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its Victoria Shipyard – a leading ship repair and modernization facility on Canada’s West Coast. Three decades ago, the business began with a

Homes For Heroes Foundation Receives Multi Year Commitment From BMO

Homes For Heroes Foundation announced a $1.5 million donation from BMO – a long-time supporter of the Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian Veterans. Representatives from both organisations were on hand

Boeing partners with Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies to elevate Indigenous education

The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) and Boeing 26[NYSE: BA] announced a $17M CAD investment from the company to advance Indigenous aerospace training and education in Saskatchewan. The funds

Additional military assistance for Ukraine announced at the 21st meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group

At the meeting, Minister Blair announced that Canada is donating $3 million to Ukraine for the production of drones by Ukraine’s domestic defence industry. This marks the first time that

Minister Blair, Minister Vandal and Michael McLeod break ground on Yellowknife defence facility and highlight housing initiative

Backed by an investment of approximately $136 million, the project will see the construction of a new, 9,200-m2 headquarters building for the 1st Canadian Rangers Patrol Group (1 CRPG) as

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