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25 July - Members of the Domestic Response Company travel through a vehicle control point near 150 Mile House en route to Williams Lake, BC during Operation Lentus 17-04.

Photo: MCpl Malcolm Byers
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18 July - A CH-124 Sea King helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg hovers above the forecastle of the ship as it prepares to lift cargo as part of a training exercise.

Photo: MCpl Carbe Orellana
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22 July - LS Reginald Shaw conducts maintenance on a radar system aboard HMCS Toronto during Rendez-vous 2017 in Quebec City, Quebec Canada.

Photo: Cpl Andrew Kelly
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21 July - HMCS Toronto conducts a 15-gun salute to welcome aboard the Lt. Gov of Quebec, the Honorable J. Michel Doyon during Rendez-vous 2017 in Quebec City, Quebec.

Photo: Cpl Andrew Kelly
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24 July - Members of the Joint Task Force Pacific land task force man a vehicle control point alongside the RCMP near Williams Lake, BC during Operation Lentus.

Photo: MCpl Malcolm Byers
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22 July - Members of the Immediate Response Unit based in Edmonton, Alberta man a vehicle control point alongside the RCMP near 150 Mile House, British Columbia.

Photo: MCpl Malcolm Byers
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21 July - Members of the Immediate Response Unit Vanguard Company based in Edmonton, Alberta are briefed by the RCMP following their arrival to Williams Lake, BC.

Photo: MCpl Malcolm Byers
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21 July - Members of Joint Task Force Nijmegen parade down via gladiola, the traditional five kilometre end to the Four Days Marches Nijmegen.

Photo: MCpl Charles A. Stephen
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21 July - Capt Skye Simpson (left) and Capt Steve Brake (right) land a CC-130J Hercules aircraft into Kamloops, British Columbia to deliver medical supplies.

Photo: MS Roxanne Wood
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20 July - Members of Joint Task Force Nijmegen take part in a multi-national ceremony at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

Photo: MCpl Charles A. Stephen
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20 July - Members of Joint Task Force Nijmegen take part in a multi-national ceremony at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

Photo: MCpl Charles A. Stephen
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19 July - Incoming Joint Task Force – Iraq CO Lt. Col Yves Raymond sign official documents during a change of command ceremony in Erbil, Iraq.

Photo: Op Impact, DND
5 Jul – Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Winnipeg approaches Kure, Japan during Poseidon Cutlass 17.
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5 Jul – Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Winnipeg approaches Kure, Japan during Poseidon Cutlass 17.

Photo: Cpl Carbe Orellana
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12 July - Deployed members of Operation Nunakput 2017 patrol from Inuvik to Aklavik along the Mackenzie River during Operation Nunakput 2017.

Photo: Capt Soomin Kim
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11 July - Members of 4 Engineer Support Regiment build a fire as part of survival training during Operation Nunakput 2017.

Photo: Capt Soomin Kim
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IN THE NEWS

Jul 27

The government is still working on how to exempt Canadian Forces members from taxation while serving on 'named operations' - major, overseas deployments. There is significant uncertainty about which members would qualify under different circumstances.

Jul 27

After President Trump announced yesterday that transgendered people would not be allowed to serve in the US military, the Canadian Forces tweeted, "We welcome Cdns of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Join us!"

Jul 26

The Brazilian Air Force C-295 aircraft and crew visited three Royal Canadian Air Force Wings while in Canada, stopping at 19 Wing Comox, 17 Wing Winnipeg, and 8 Wing Trenton.

Jul 26

The Canadian Armed Forces will receive 1148 new General Purpose Machine Guns from Colt Canada. The $32.1 million (taxes incl.) contract indicates deliveries of the new C6A1 will commence in September 2018, and final delivery completed by June 2019.

Jul 26

With an important deadline for the $60-billion Surface Combatant project for the Navy having all but vanished, the government of Canada says it is now in a 'voluntary compliance review' of draft bid documents submitted by potential bidders. The unprecedented turn of events raises fresh concerns about the largest military purchase in Canadian history.

Jul 26

The National Research Council of Canada hosted dignitaries from the United States Coast Guard, United States Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate, and United States Navy to discuss and showcase progress made on the testing and evaluation of design models for the U.S. heavy polar icebreaker acquisition program.

Jul 25

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada's 2017-2018 Guide to Canada’s Aerospace Industry is now available online.

Jul 25

Army scientists and engineers recently made a discovery. An aluminum nanomaterial of their design produces high amounts of energy when it comes in contact with water.

Jul 25

YouTube unveiled its latest weapon in its effort to combat terrorist propaganda on its site by using redirection.

Jul 25

In a memo to department heads, US defense secretary James Mattis cited the $28 million purchase of 'forest' pattern Afghan Army uniforms for a largely desert environment as waste that must not be tolerated. Mattis wrote, "our procurement decisions have a lasting impact on the larger military budget."

Jul 25

After helping coalition forces in Iraq recapture the city of Mosul, Canadian Forces intelligence personnel are looking at ISIL targets in Syria. BGen Daniel MacIsaac said despite their loss of territory, ISIL fighters have not surrendered in any great numbers.

Jul 24

Crews of a Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster and CH-147F Chinook helicopter concluded a successful visit to the United Kingdom following their attendance at the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford.

Jul 24

The 101st annual International Four Days Marches Nijmegen in the Netherlands has come to an end. More than 200 Canadian Armed Forces members from across the country participated in the marching event, marking Canada’s 65th year of participation.

Jul 24

Minister for Defence People and Veterans Tobias Ellwood welcomed delegations from the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to the International Ministerial Conference on Veterans’ Issues at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Jul 24

Potential bidders for the Canadian navy's new fleet of frigates are resisting government demands for intellectual property - the information and data necessary to build and maintain equipment. Companies are concerned that their expensive research could be shared with competitors.

Jul 21

The Israeli Defense Minister has ordered a comprehensive review of the defense establishment’s procurement ties to retired officers and former officials with business interests amid a widening scandal here that has already ensnared a former Israeli Navy commander and deputy national security adviser, also a retired Navy officer.

Jul 21

As Iraqi forces and their allies push back Islamic State, more and more foreign nationals are taken into custody, possibly including Canadians. After the public outrage against the apology and payout to convicted murderer Omar Khard, lawyers in Canada warn the government must do its utmost to protect and repatriate all Canadians in difficulty, despite their actions and beliefs.

Jul 20

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending approximately 225 additional members to British Columbia to assist in the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires. This follows an additional Request for Federal Assistance from the RCMP.

Jul 20

Brigadier-General Mark Misener assumed command of the Joint Personnel Support Unit from Brigadier-General Shane Brennan during a ceremony at the Cartier Square Drill Hall in Ottawa.

Jul 20

The Canadian Armed Forces have successfully concluded Operation Nunakput 2017 after nearly four weeks of presence and domain operations across the Northwest Territories.

Jul 20

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau designated former astronaut Julie Payette as Canada’s 29th Governor General.

Jul 20

On July 14, in Ankara, the heads of key defence companies signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) under the aegis of the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) to launch in-depth co-operation in the field of air and missile defence.

Jul 20

A weakening defence export order backlog points to a contraction in the market by 2018, according to the annual Global Defence Trade Report released Wednesday by IHS Markit. The report examines trends in the global defence market across 65 countries and is based upon 40,000 programs from the Jane’s Aerospace, Defence & Security’s Markets Forecast database.

Jul 20

French Army Gen. François Lecointre has been appointed as the country's armed forces chief. His predecessor, Army Gen. Pierre de Villiers, on Wednesday resigned as chief of the armed forces, marking a public dispute with President Emmanuel Macron over a struggle to meet extended military missions with a strained defense budget.

Jul 20

Veterans who launched four individual lawsuits against the military for allegedly failing to protect them from sexual assault and gender-based discrimination while they were in uniform have merged their cases to fight the Canadian Forces together.

ISSUES & IDEAS

JAYA PRAKASH's picture

Singapore has offered its hand of military assistance to the Philippines.

Danny Lam's picture

The U.S. Navy has decided it needs 20 new missile-guided ships, with first delivery in 2024. Canada has been toying with the idea of a new Surface Combatant for years now, with very little progress (hoped for delivery starting 2026). Will the IP requirements of one project impact the other?

Blair Gilmore's picture

Keeping with the tradition of Canadian ingenuity, RCN planners came up with an innovative solution to building a positive presence in the region of West Africa.

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