9 Jul – The Canadian Forces 2016 CF-18 Demonstration aircraft performs at the Yellowknife Airport during the Yellowknife International Airshow.
Since the government took office, Defence Minister Sajjan has spent much of his time musing about Canada's military role in Iraq, CF-18 replacements, and future peacekeeping operations. More than 10,000 search and rescue incidents occur each year – and there are not enough SAR helicopters, which are due for their mid-life refit. Senator Colin Kenny says there are real and timely options for anyone thinking outside the box.
Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated the capability of the A400M new generation airlifter to operate on a sand runway – the last of three unprepared types of surface on which it will be certified.
French naval contractor DCNS announced it may have been the victim of "economic warfare" after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. India is investigating. The leak contains more than 22,000 pages outlining the details of six submarines that DCNS has designed for the Indian Navy.
Turkish special forces, tanks and jets backed by planes from the U.S.-led coalition launched their first co-ordinated offensive into Syria on Wednesday to try to drive Islamic State from the border and prevent further gains by Kurdish militia fighters.
Canada could withdraw from the F-35 stealth fighter jet program on short notice by paying a little more than $300 million U.S., according to an analysis prepared by the defence department soon after the Liberals won the federal election.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Canadas re-engagement in peace operations
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.
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.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems successfully executed a missile tracking test as part of the Pacific Dragon exercise off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Retired Canadian diplomat Ferry de Kerckhove talks to The House about potential consequences of the failed coup in Turkey.
It can be easy to overlook how revolutionary a vertical lift aircraft that can operate at supersonic speeds actually is.