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The Canadian Forces 2016 CF-18 Demonstration aircraft performs at the Yellowknife Airport during the Yellowknife International Airshow on July 9th, 2016.
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9 Jul – The Canadian Forces 2016 CF-18 Demonstration aircraft performs at the Yellowknife Airport during the Yellowknife International Airshow.

 

Photo: PO2 Belinda Groves
2 Aug – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Calgary arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in the at sea phase of RIMPAC 2016.
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2 Aug – Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Calgary arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in the at sea phase of RIMPAC 2016.

Photo: MCpl Mathieu Gaudreault
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31 Jul – Members from 2e Bataillon, Royal 22e Régiment prepare to jump into a ''russian trench'' during RIMPAC 2016 at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California.

Photo: Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault
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22 Jul – Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd welcomed Rear-Admiral Art McDonald into his new role as Maritime Forces Pacific Commander.

Photo by: MARPAC Imaging
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15 Jul – Snipers, Pathfinders and reconnaissance members conduct insertion and extraction training with a CH-147F Chinook helicopter during RIMPAC 2016 at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, CA.

Photo: Sgt Marc-André Gaudreault
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11 Jul – Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate HMCS Vancouver departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016.
 

Photo: Shannon Chambers
MCpl John Hotchkiss from the Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry, B Company instructs a member of the Jamaican Defence Force at the Jamaican Defense Forces Gallery Range during Exercise TRADEWINDS 16 in Kingston, Jamaica on June 23, 2016.
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23 Jun – The Princess Patricia’s Light Infantry instructs the Jamaican Defence Force at the Jamaican Defense Forces Gallery Range during Exercise Tradewinds 16 in Kingston, Jamaica.

Photo: MCpl Kevin McMillan
2 Jul – Canadian Armed Forces members salute while the national anthems of France and Canada are played, during a parade commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Somme in Courcelette, France.
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2 Jul – CAF members salute while the national anthems of France and Canada are played, during a parade commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Somme in Courcelette, France.

Photo: MCpl Pat Blanchard
A CH-146 helicopter from 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Canadian Forces Base Valcartier flies over the majestic mountain range on Ellesmere Island en route to D’Iberville on June 14, 2016 during Operation NEVUS.
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14 Jun – A CH-146 from 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, Canadian Forces Base Valcartier flies over the mountain range on Ellesmere Island during Operation Nevus.

Photo: PO2 Belinda Groves
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IN THE NEWS

Aug 23

A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

Aug 22

Operation NANOOK 2016, Canada’s annual northern sovereignty operation, began yesterday and will occur in three locations across the North. Approximately 850 military and civilian participants will take part in the operation, which this year will focus on interagency operations with federal and territorial agencies in Yukon.

Aug 19

The first six Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) arrived at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown on Friday, August 12. Starting next week, the 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown will start the first iteration of training on the new vehicle.

Aug 19

Police have found a body believed to be that of 19-year-old Cape Breton soldier Pte. Andrew Fitzgerald. Around 3:45 p.m. ET Thursday, members of the Ontario Provincial Police underwater team found a body near the water treatment facility on the eastern shore of Owen Sound Harbour.

Aug 18

A new analysis says an NDP proposal to boost pension benefits for families of deceased Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans could cost more than $6 billion.

Aug 18

As expected, ISIL has ramped up its propaganda campaign against Canada following last week’s police killing of Aaron Driver, an ISIL supporter in Strathroy, Ont. who was allegedly in the final stages of planning a bomb attack.

Aug 17

The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirmed on 16 August that Russian Air Force Tu-22M3 long-range bombers and Su-34 strike aircraft have flown a mission over Syria from Iran's Hamadan Air Base.

Aug 17

Ten members of the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group are presently cross-training with their Australian counterparts in Darwin, Australia, during the third iteration of Exercise SOUTHERN CROSS. This exercise, which will end on August 26, 2016, provides a significant opportunity to continue growing the valuable international relationship between the Canadian Army and the Australian Defence Force.

Aug 16

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today concluded his visit to Africa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), marking the end of a week-long visit to five countries where he has been meeting with African partners as part of a fact-finding trip to inform Canada’s re-engagement in peace operations

Aug 16

The Liberal government has asked the Mounties to look into a UN report that found a Canadian-owned company shipped dozens of armoured personnel carriers into the chaos of Libya, possibly in violation of an arms embargo.

Aug 16

CTV News has learned that Canadian-backed Kurdish forces have spent the past 48 hours clearing the way to take back Mosul, the last major stronghold of ISIS and its de facto capital in Iraq.

Aug 16

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems successfully executed a missile tracking test as part of the Pacific Dragon exercise off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii.

Aug 15

World powers urged Russia and Ukraine to refrain from ratcheting up a confrontation over Crimea as President Vladimir Putin bolstered the disputed peninsula’s military with some of his army’s most advanced air-defence missile systems.

Aug 15

The Russian army can outgun British troops on the battlefield following military advances by the Kremlin, a leaked report suggests. The assessment by the British Army's warfare branch, seen by The Times newspaper, warned that Russian weapons, including rocket launchers and air defence systems, were more powerful than their British equivalents

Aug 15

The Canadian Army says the 5th Canadian Division has received the first Textron TAPV (Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle) at Gagetown, NB. The six vehicles will be used to train operators and maintainers.

Aug 15

Canada’s military is gearing up for a busy period of overseas deployments but the big task of ferrying troops and supplies to these dispersed missions could stretch defence resources thin, experts say.

Aug 15

Police are asking for the public’s help to find a soldier missing from the 4th Canadian Training Centre Meaford who was last seen early Saturday morning in Owen Sound.

Aug 12

The RCN is deploying two ships to Arctic waters this summer. HMCS Shawinigan and Moncton departed from their home port of Halifax, Nova Scotia, today to conduct sovereignty and surveillance patrols as part of Operations Qimmiq and Nanook 2016.

Aug 12

The new-age fighter jet once poised to replace Canada's aging CF-18 fleet, but whose ballooning price tag and controversial selection process threw its purchase into doubt, has made its inaugural visit to Canada. A pair of F-35 stealth fighters roared into British Columbia on Thursday in preparation for the annual Abbotsford International Airshow.

Aug 11

Pro-government Libyan militias backed by American air power said Wednesday that they had seized the Islamic State’s last stronghold in the country, in the seaside city of Surt. They claim to have taken the heavily-fortified Ouagadougou Center, which the IS had used as its headquarters.

Aug 11

After being sidelined in late July for engine problems and other technical issues, VAdm Ron Lloyd told Postmedia that HMCS Athabaskan, Canada's last remaining warship, will likely be taken out of service this coming spring.

Aug 11

“I thought the government would be a great place if I could only get my foot in the door. I never dreamed I wouldn’t get paid,” said a cook at the Connaught Range mess in Ottawa who had to quit his DND "job" after two months of not being paid.

Aug 10

Canada’s only fully operational submarine returned to its Halifax port Tuesday after completing a voyage to Scandinavian waters on its second attempt. HMCS Windsor spent about 53 days at sea for a NATO exercise off Norway dubbed “Dynamic Mongoose.”

Aug 10

A Canadian-owned company may have engaged in some dodgy documentation in order to sell dozens of armoured vehicles to the military in war-torn South Sudan. The Streit Group exported 173 Cougar and Typhoon armoured troop carriers to South Sudan in 2014, in a deal recently criticised by a United Nations panel that's monitoring weapons sanctions against individuals in the central African nation.

Aug 10

A Canadian warship deployed at sea on a NATO mission has been hit by an outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease. Some 20 sailors aboard HMCS Charlottetown came down with the contagious disease in recent days, which can cause painful sores and lesions on the tongue and gums as well as on hands and feet.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Ferry de Kerckhove's picture

Retired Canadian diplomat Ferry de Kerckhove talks to The House about potential consequences of the failed coup in Turkey.

Robbin Laird's picture

It can be easy to overlook how revolutionary a vertical lift aircraft that can operate at supersonic speeds actually is.

Alan Williams's picture

If the government feels that, as a result of a "capability gap", it must proceed with a sense of urgency, it should still hold a competition – a sole-source process can often take longer than a competitive one.

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