23 Feb - Deployed members of Operation NUNALIVUT 2017 board a CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft at Hall Beach Airport, Nunavut.
IN THE NEWS
The annual surveillance and control operation in the High Arctic takes place this year in Resolute Bay and Hall Beach, Nunavut, from February 23 to March 10, 2017 which will host about 200 Canadian Armed Forces members.
In a new twist to the unsolved mystery of the assassination that triggered the Rwandan genocide, United Nations peacekeepers have found a missile launcher with remarkable similarities to the weapon that killed Rwanda’s president in 1994.
VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.
A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.
Vice-Admiral Mark Norman has hired Toronto lawyer Marie Henein, who successfully defended Jian Ghomeshi. Henein said Norman looks forward to being “cleared” and she hopes he can soon return to his post.
Iraqi counterterrorism forces have captured Mosul airport in the drive to defeat Islamic State (ISIS). Mosul was the city where ISIS declared a caliphate or Islamic government after a series of military victories in 2014.
Soldiers of the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada from Valcartier join members from other units for NUNALIVUT 2017, an annual winter exercise in the Arctic. Taking place in Resolute Bay and Hall Beach, the exercise runs until March 10.
Pointing out that the Super Hornet is, in Boeing's own words, "very different" from the older F-18 Hornet fighter jets that Canada is now using, the Prime Minister is being pressed by 13 retired Royal Canadian Air Force commanders to abandon the government’s plan to acquire 18 Super Hornets as an “interim” solution, claiming the cost and strain on resources to ramp up a new platform is unjustified.
Vice-Admiral Peter Cairns (Commander of Maritime Command 1992-1994) is retiring from his long-time position as President of the Shipbuilding Association of Canada. Mark your calendar: 10 March 2017, HMCS Bytown, 1600 hrs
The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.
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Today, the first group of Canadian Army soldiers from 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, based in Edmonton, Alberta, departed for Poland in support of Operation Reassurance.
A group representing seven First Nations in Ontario and Quebec says it's opposed to a plan to truck highly radioactive liquid from the Chalk River Laboratories in Deep River, Ont., to a site in the United States.
Canada's military is facing a critical few weeks as the federal government weighs renewed deployments to Iraq and Ukraine, ponders the fate of a long-awaited peace mission, lays out a new vision for the armed forces and decides the budget to pay for it all.
The union representing Irving’s Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals.
The losing bidder in the race to replace Canada's fixed-wing search and rescue fleet is asking a Federal Court judge to toss out the multibillion-dollar contract, CBC News reported today.
More than a month after General Jonathan Vance suspended his VCDS, no charges have been laid against VAdm Norman and his supporters within the military question whether Vance acted too hastily and without cause in taking such a drastic and unprecedented measure. Norman, meanwhile, has retained high-profile Toronto criminal lawyer Marie Henein to represent him.
Soldiers from 1 Canadian Mechanized Battle Group, based in Edmonton, have joined Canadian Forces members already in Poland as part of Operation Assurance, NATO's deterrence exercise in eastern Europe. Members of 3 Princess Patricia's Light Infantry will be returning home in the coming weeks.
Former Chief of Defence Staff Gen Paul Manson and a dozed other retired officers have written to advise the Trudeau government not to purchase a fleet of Super Hornet aircraft. The 18 aircraft fleet is meant to bridge a supposed gap between between the existing CF18 fighters and their eventual replacement.
The Trudeau government announced Tuesday that some 1,200 people considered to be among the most vulnerable refugees in the world are to be housed in Canada by the end of this year,
The Trump administration outlined a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants Tuesday, proclaiming that it would seek to swiftly deport many more people without court hearings and target migrants charged with crimes or thought to be dangerous
Scrapping the US alliance would force Australia to meet its own defence costs, hammering the federal budget, former chief of defence Angus Houston has warned, while also counselling the Turnbull government against over-reacting to China's territorial expansion in the South China Sea.
The new administration in Washington has been critical of the strategy for defeating ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Two Canadian officers serving in Bagdad, BGen David Anderson and BGen Peter Kelsey said they see progress in the current situation and changes could be detrimental.
The Australian government has said it will spend $100 million in enhancing the naval shipbuilding capability in Western Australia between 2017 and 2020.
President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.
ISSUES & IDEAS
An open letter from former Air Force commanders to the Prime Minister calls for dropping the Super Hornet buy based on what they contend are compelling facts. Click title to read entire letter.
Canada is in default of its treaty obligations under Article 3 of the 1949 North Atlantic Treaty; it is time to examine the cold, hard facts – and make changes.