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Gnr Shelton Kohorst and Gnr Kori Trites, members of the 128th Battery from 4GS Rgt participate in pugil stick training to improve combat skills at CFB Gagetown.

Photo: Cpl Geneviève Lapointe Tactics School
Australia’s Future Submarine Program signed agreement between DCNS, Australian Flinders University and four of France’s leading Graduate Schools of Engineering.
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Australia’s Future Submarine Program signed agreement between DCNS, Australian Flinders University and four of France’s leading Graduate Schools of Engineering.

Airbus C295W medium transport successfully refuels a helicopter during trials in France.
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Airbus C295W medium transport successfully refuels a helicopter during trials in France.  More info here.

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Combat Engineers await orders during a demolition range in Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area, Poland during Operation REASSURANCE.

Photo: Cpl Jay Ekin, Land Task Force Imagery Technician
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Bangalore torpedo demolition charges detonate during a demolition range in Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland during Operation REASSURANCE.

Photo: Cpl Jay Ekin, Land Task Force Imagery Technician
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10 Jan - Members from PPCLI fires a C9A2 Light Machine Guns during a range day at the Drawsko Pomorskie Training Area in Poland.

Photo: Cpl Jay Ekin, Land Task Force Imagery Technician
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08 Jan - A member of HMCS Charlottetown's dive team jumps out of a CH-124 Sea King helicopter while conducting diver insertion and extraction training.

Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell, Formation Imaging Services
5 Dec – United States Coast Guard Cutter Petrel and Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Brandon sail in formation in the eastern Pacific Ocean during Operation Caribbe.
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5 Dec – United States Coast Guard Cutter Petrel and Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Brandon sail in formation in the eastern Pacific Ocean during Operation Caribbe.

Photo: MARPAC Imaging
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23 Dec - HMCS Charlottetown flies her Battle Ensign as she sails west in the Mediterranean Sea during Operation REASSURANCE.

Photo: Cpl Chris Gray, DND
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1 Jan - Crew members onboard a CP-140 Aurora patrol aircraft fly over a point of interest on a reconnaissance mission during Operation IMPACT.

Photo: Op Impact, DND
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17 Dec - Celebrity chef, Vikram Vij and the cooks onboard HMCS Charlottetown prepare supper for the ship’s crew during Operation REASSURANCE.

Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell, Formation Imaging Services
30 Dec – A Danish and a Canadian member of Joint Task Force – Ukraine practice shooting AKM rifles from behind a barricade during Operation Unifer.
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30 Dec – A Danish and a Canadian member of Joint Task Force – Ukraine practice shooting AKM rifles from behind a barricade during Operation Unifer.

Photo: Joint Task Force
17 Dec – Defence Minister Sajjan presents a coin to Cdr Andrew Hingston, HMCS Charlottetown’s Commanding Officer in Souda Bay Crete, Greece during Operation Reassurance.
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17 Dec – Defence Minister Sajjan presents a coin to Cdr Andrew Hingston, HMCS Charlottetown’s Commanding Officer in Souda Bay Crete, Greece during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Blaine Sewell
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IN THE NEWS

Jan 20

Half a decade into its search for a new handgun, the Army has chosen Sig Sauer's version of the Modular Handgun System, according to a Thursday announcement from the Army. The new sidearm will replace the M9 Beretta, the Army's pistol of choice for more than 30 years.

Jan 20

The RCMP conducted at least two prior investigations into leaks of sensitive information involving naval projects before this week's suspension of the military's second-highest ranking officer, according to CBC News.

Jan 20

Two companies looking to bid on the multibillion-dollar project to build a new warship fleet for Canada have asked that the process be delayed as controversy swirls around the removal of a top military commander.

Jan 19

During his first interview, on CTV’s morning show, Kevin O’Leary touted his love for the military, and insisted that he’d be able to do better, for cheaper. By way of example, O’Leary brought up the CP-140 Aurora surveillance aircraft.Vice News Canada did the math. O’Leary, evidently, did not.

Jan 19

The suspension of the military's second-highest-ranking officer has cast a pall over the federal government's multibillion-dollar plan to build new warships, which the Liberals had hoped was finally back on course after listing for years.

Jan 19

U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops announced on Wednesday they were in “full control” of eastern Mosul after routing Islamic State militants from that part of the northern city.

Jan 19

Two military acoustic specialists will travel to Igloolik, Nunavut this month to investigate a mysterious pinging sound in the area that locals say has been frightening wildlife. They will spend a week gathering information about the phenomenon which has not yet been recorded.

Jan 18

Academic and cooperation agreement relating to Australia’s Future Submarine Program signed between DCNS, Australian Flinders University and four of France’s leading Graduate Schools of Engineering.

Jan 18

Airbus Defence and Space successfully demonstrated refuelling contacts between a C295 transport aircraft and a H225M Caracal helicopter.

Jan 18

The Royal Navy is facing its greatest challenge from Russian submarines and warships for more than 25 years, the First Sea Lord has told his sailors. Adml Sir Philip Jones said the Navy was dealing with the highest level of activity from Vladimir Putin’s fleet since the end of the Cold War, even as it has to make “difficult” cuts to equipment.

Jan 18

The U.S. Navy wants a 355-ship fleet. But, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) warned to keep production swift and steady and to be careful about replacing existing designs - including the Littoral Combat Ship - with all-new warships as proposed by the Senate Armed Services chairman, John McCain.

Jan 18

The first of four British military tankers being built in South Korea to support operation of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier force has finally been handed over to the Ministry of Defence, twelve months later than expected.

Jan 18

John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has unveiled a proposal that would dramatically increase national defence spending over the next five years. The scheme offers a potential blueprint as the new Congress considers possible increases in defence spending.

Jan 18

Justin Trudeau has affirmed Canada’s support of NATO, days after president-elect Donald Trump‘s pronouncement that the military alliance is obsolete. But the prime minister stopped short of saying he would be willing to boost the defence budget so Canada could meet NATO’s spending target for its member countries.

Jan 18

A Nigerian Air Force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp Tuesday, killing at least 52 people and injuring 120.

Jan 18

Sources says VAdm Mark Norman was replaced as Vice Chief of Defence Staff during the investigation of leaked classified shipbuilding documents. The RCMP instead of military police are leading the investigation to avoid a conflict of interest.

Jan 17

Ukraine’s envoy has told the Canadian Press news agency that his country is growing concerned about whether Canada will continue its future military support to his country to help it deal with Russian aggression. The CAF has 200 military personnel providing training to their Ukrainian security counterparts.

Jan 17

Canada will have to contribute more to NATO if the U.S. follows through on president-elect Donald Trump's musings on withdrawing from the alliance, says the head of the House of Commons foreign affairs committee.

Jan 17

The Globe and Mail, citing unnamed sources, is reporting that an RCMP investigation into the leak of top-secret defence information led to the removal on Monday of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman from his duties as the Canadian military’s second-highest-ranking officer.

Jan 17

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will name retired lieutenant-general Andrew Leslie to the cabinet committee on Canada-U.S. relations in an effort to forge closer ties with former military commanders that are playing leading roles in president-elect Donald Trump’s administration.

Jan 17

Erin O'Toole, Conservative leadership candidate and former veterans' affairs minister, says he would double spending on defence as prime minister. The retired Canadian Forces officer has drafted a policy paper that covers defence procurement and foreign affairs.

Jan 16

The country's top military commander, Gen. Jonathan Vance, ordered the temporary removal of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman from the position of Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff this morning, without explanation to the press. The Commander of the Navy, Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, will step in as interim VCDS. The Globe and Mail suggest alleged leaks of secret documents are the cause of this situation.

Jan 16

Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Vice Admiral Mark Norman was removed from command early Monday, Department of National Defence sources say. Norman was served with a letter relieving him from command at 8 a.m.

Jan 16

A statement by US President-elect Donald Trump that NATO is "obsolete" has caused "worry" in the alliance, Germany's foreign minister says. Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it was a contradiction of comments made days ago by Mr Trump's incoming defence chief.

Jan 16

A public fundraising campaign is underway to help one of Canada's highest-decorated former soldiers from the Afghan war clear a mountain of debt from a legal battle to clear his name.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Canadian Global Affairs Institute's picture

Defeating the physical ISIS caliphate is an achievable goal but addresses none of the underlying causes and it would not end the conflicts of the region.

GUY PARENT's picture

I’ve been raising this issue for some time without success. There is an unfairness in the Veteran Health Care Regulations in how VAC reimburses Veterans for their treatment expenses.

ALASTAIR ALLAN's picture

As the former ADM (Science and Engineering), I was responsible for procuring the original CF-18 Fleet. Surely the selection of weapon systems should be left to the military professionals who must risk their lives operating these systems in combat.

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