PRESS RELEASES

PRESS RELEASES

Aug 17, 2017

Canada has chosen Thales as the prime contractor for In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training to both Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS).

Aug 17, 2017

The Telfer School of Management is ready for organizations to nominate candidates for its Complex Project & Procurement Leadership Certification. The registration deadline is fast approaching.

Aug 17, 2017

Lockheed Martin successfully completed the Aircraft Capability - Tactical Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with Canada's purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007. 

Aug 08, 2017

The first Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force, which performed a successful five-week demonstration tour through four continents, ended its long trip at the Campo Grande military base.

Jul 20, 2017

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 19, 2017

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute welcomes The Hon. Rona Ambrose, former interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition, to its Advisory Council.

Jul 17, 2017

The 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow will take place August 11, 12 & 13. Special performances are planned as part of the Canada 150 historical celebrations.

Jul 17, 2017

Leonardo DRS has received a contract award from the U.S. Army for up to $16 million, under an urgent operational need, to develop a counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability to protect soldiers from enemy drones.

Jun 29, 2017

CAE, GE Canada and Rockwell Collins in Canada join “Team Cormorant” for Mid-Life Upgrade and Expansion of Canada’s Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter fleet.

Jun 29, 2017

Germany and Norway have formally joined the Netherlands and Luxembourg to acquire and operate a pooled fleet of NATO-owned Airbus A330 MRTT tankers. The order is to be placed through OCCAR under a European Defence Agency initiative.

Jun 28, 2017

In order to supporting our ambitions to guarantee exposure and credibility in international markets, DCNS has announced they have changed their name to Naval Group.

Jun 28, 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 cohorts of the Telfer School of Management's Certificate in Complex Project & Procurement Leadership.

Jun 21, 2017

The two team members chosen to represent Team Canada at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 are Martine Duval from Gatineau, Quebec and Steve Murgatroyd from Truro, Nova Scotia.

Jun 21, 2017

Following the successful completion of the critical design review, the first cut of steel for the Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ships has begun.

Jun 21, 2017

At the Paris Air Show this week, Stellwagen Group (recently acquired by Toronto-based Acasta Enterprises) signed a firm order for 12 Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft in the first sale to a leasing company achieved by Airbus Defence and Space.

Jun 20, 2017

CEO Frank Butzelaar of Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) announced the appointment of Brent Hale as Chief Administrative Officer.

Jun 19, 2017

Varley Group is partnering with Lockheed Martin to design and develop secure, portable ground facilities for Air Force personnel deployed overseas with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The award, worth $37.5 million dollars will run through 2019.

Jun 08, 2017

Airbus rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces troops deployed to 15 locations around the world, including Mali, Iraq, Djibouti, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Cyprus and Lithuania.

Jun 07, 2017

Leonardo DRS, for the third time,  has been awarded the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence. The award is the highest U.S. honor given to the defense industry for protecting classified information and technology through a culture of compliance with government security regulations and partnership with DoD intelligence services.

May 30, 2017

Part of the Module Modernization Program with Bath Iron Works and the United States Navy includes a new composite LM2500 marine gas turbine module from GE.  Modernization efforts reduce weight, noise, and vibration. The company has successfully completed Fire Testing on its new LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine Module.

May 23, 2017

Lockheed Martin Canada announced it has been awarded the contract to replace the combat management system and select subsystems for the Chilean Navy's three Type 23 frigates.

May 23, 2017

Toolcomm Technology, a company with facilities on the Capilano First Nations Reserve, will be one of the over 200 companies working on the newArctic and Offshore Patrol Ships. Toolcomm will provide specialized VoIP and High Frequency Radios.

May 11, 2017

Thales has completed the second of three integrated bridges that will be installed aboard the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels in Vancouver.

May 04, 2017

Pratt & Whitney Canada celebrated the production of its 100,000th engine this month, as a testament to P&WC’s longevity and leadership in the global aerospace market.

May 01, 2017

The Embassy of Poland is pleased to invite everyone to celebrate Polish Day in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 3.

Apr 24, 2017

The French Defence Ministry today announced the attribution to DCNS of a contract for the development and construction of five intermediate-size frigates intended for the French Navy. DCNS will propose a French version of its new BELH@RRA frigate.

Apr 20, 2017

Kazakhstan is to acquire two more Airbus C295 transport aircraft following the signature of a new contract with Airbus Defence and Space.

Apr 03, 2017

Navantia has signed a five year contract with the Norwegian Defense Logistic Organization for the maintenance of five Fridtjof Nansen (F310) class frigates.

Mar 17, 2017

Major-General Denis Thompson relinquished command of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) to Australian Major General Simon Stuart.

Mar 16, 2017

Completing the first major delivery under the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project, prime systems integrator Lockheed Martin Canada and Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin have officially opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer.

Mar 15, 2017

MBDA (which is jointly held by AIRBUS Group 37.5%; BAE SYSTEMS 37.5%; and Leonardo 25%) has unveiled a new short range air defence system called Mistral ATLAS-RC.

Mar 09, 2017

DCNS Latin America Vice President, opened the new DCNS Representative Office in Bogota, Colombia. This inauguration will be followed by DCNS participation in Colombiamar.

Mar 08, 2017

Airbus Defence and Space will expand the EDRS-SpaceDataHighway with a third node, EDRS-D, to be positioned over the Asia-Pacific region by 2020.

Mar 06, 2017

Airbus has delivered an H125 helicopter to the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources as part of a fleet renewal.

Mar 06, 2017

Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart returned to port after the successful completion of sea acceptance trials.

Feb 27, 2017

Frank Butzelaar, President and CEO of Southern Rail Link will replace Seaspan CEO Jonathan Whitworth effective 3 April 2017. The transition will commence on March 3rd and he will work closely with Jonathan throughout 2017 to ensure a smooth handover.

Feb 27, 2017

Obsolescence management will ensure that the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) CH-53 helicopter fleet remains in service until 2030 and beyond.

Feb 07, 2017

Lockheed Martin Canada has partnered with Toronto-based RANK Software to create innovative cyber security solutions for future Canadian and international defence programs to enable security analysts to rapidly discover network threats and intrusions.

Feb 01, 2017

DRS Technologies Canada, Ltd. announced today that Martin Munro has been named as Vice President and General Manager of its operations in Canada.

Jan 24, 2017

Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Canada will be meeting with potential suppliers and partners from across Canada with a view to expanding its supply chain to meet the significant opportunities created by the recently initiated Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Program.

Jan 18, 2017

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, 2017

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

Jan 13, 2017

German-based multi-national conglomerate thyssenkrupp is acquiring the 49% interest in the Atlas Elektronik group that had been held by Airbus and will therefore become the sole owner of Atlas Elektronik.

Jan 11, 2017

Seaspan has announced the appointment of Paul Hilder to Vice President, Marine Operations. As a member of Seaspan’s senior leadership team, Paul is ultimately accountable for overseeing the operational efficiency and safety of all vessels and marine crews.

Dec 07, 2016

GE’s Marine Solutions announced that its LM2500 marine gas turbines will power the Indian Navy’s P17A stealth frigate.

Dec 06, 2016

L-3 Communications announced today that it will change its name to L3 Technologies, Inc.

Nov 18, 2016

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies students, First Nations elders, provincial politicians and representatives from local Saskatoon business attended the transfer ceremony at the Aviation Learning Centre of the Sikorsky S-76A maintenance trainer.

Nov 16, 2016

After making a presentation to government and industry leaders at an annual aerospace conference, Lockheed Martin Corporation's CEO toured Lockheed Martin Canada's Kanata facility to meet employees and hear more about the company's Canadian success stories.

Nov 15, 2016

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $255 million contract for development and production readiness of its next generation precision landing system (JPALS) , to one day replace radar and beacons used in older systems

Nov 15, 2016

Vector Aerospace has recently completed its first Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A engine test at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hants, UK.

Nov 15, 2016

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is pleased to announce the election of David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence, as Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors.

Nov 09, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has signed Ultra Electronics, GigaSat to its channel partner programme for Skynet services.

Nov 07, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has ordered two additional Full Flight Simulators for the C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft. One device will be located at the company's International Training Centre in Spain, and the other with an undisclosed C295 operator. The deal will support the rapidly growing number of C295s in service worldwide and brings number of C295 simulators purchased from CAE to six.

Nov 05, 2016

The UK Minister of Defence announced that the UK will cut steel on the first of eight Anti-Submarine Type 26 Global Combat Ships in the summer of 2017, keeping that program at least 3 years ahead of the Canadian Surface Combatant. 

Nov 04, 2016

MBDA has been awarded a Demonstration and Manufacture contract by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Sea Ceptor air defence system for the UK Royal Navy’s new class of frigate, the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

Oct 28, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace have announced a strategic partnership for the provision of In Service Support for C295 aircraft operated by members of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. It builds on the existing partnership for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program.

Oct 19, 2016

Richard (Rich) Foster has been appointed as the new corporate Vice President, Canada Operations, for L-3 Canada. Rich will be reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Business Strategy, David Van Buren, and will work out of the Ottawa office.

Oct 14, 2016

TAURUS Systems GmbH (an MBDA Deutschland GmbH and SAAB Dynamics AB joint venture) has handed over the first lot of TAURUS KEPD 350K stand-off missiles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF). TAURUS weapon system will provide RoKAF with the most advanced stand-off and deep strike capability currently available on the world market.

Oct 12, 2016

Lockheed Martin Canada expands its partnership with the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), a not-for-profit Aboriginal organization whose mission is to work with partners to foster economic and workforce development for Aboriginal people and communities in New Brunswick.

Oct 05, 2016

Last evening, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) awarded $2 million in funding to nine applied Arctic research projects focused on areas of importance to Canada’s Arctic communities and the marine industry.

Oct 03, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that advanced electro-optical/infrared turret systems produced by L-3 WESCAM of Burlington, ON, reached the 1,000 flight-hour mark in service on customer operated Airbus C295 maritime patrol aircraft.

Oct 03, 2016

DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS) announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in Kanata, Ontario. The move completes the merging of two former DRS buildings in the Ottawa region and provides DRS Canada with improved high-tech building infrastructure and additional space that will allow for growth.

Sep 30, 2016

DCNS welcomes the signature of the first operational contract for the Australian Future Submarine Program and the selection of Lockheed Martin as the program Combat System Integrator.

Sep 29, 2016

Seaspan has been making multi-year, multi-million dollar investments to advance Canada's Shipbuilding industry and infrastructure. Find out more.

Sep 27, 2016

L-3 WESCAM announced today that Mike Greenley has been appointed president.

Sep 19, 2016

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons from across Canada are participating in their annual National Search and Rescue Exercise, SAREX 2016, from September 18 to 24, 2016, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Sep 18, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space is designing and building a new constellation of optical satellites, comprising four identical and very agile sensors delivering very high-resolution imagery. The highly responsive dual VHR constellation will offer state-of-the art service to the Airbus Defence and Space imagery user’s community for the next decade.

Sep 18, 2016

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence is finalising the agreement of a £30M contract with UK DRAGONFIRE, an UK industrial team led by MBDA, to conduct the Laser Directed Energy Weapons Capability Demonstrator.

Sep 14, 2016

First Airbus C295W for Brazilian Air Force Search and Rescue missions makes its maiden flight. This is very similar to the aircraft offered for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Project.

Sep 06, 2016

Team Spartan, which is offering its C-27J aircraft as part of Canada’s FWSAR competition, will be highlighting the aircraft’s capabilities and potential economic and employment impact at the 2016 DEFSEC exposition at Halifax’s Cunard Centre, between September 7th and 8th.

Sep 06, 2016

Approximately 20 soldiers from the Canadian Army Intelligence Regiment will participate alongside soldiers from the American, British, Australian, and New Zealand Armies during Exercise Dark Raven, from September 5 to 15.

Sep 06, 2016

Representatives from more than 70 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ second annual Atlantic Canada Industry Day hosted in Halifax on 6 September 2016. Attendees received an update on Seaspan’s progress on its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) Non-Combat package of vessels and associated supply chain opportunities.

Aug 24, 2016

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.  

Aug 16, 2016

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

Aug 09, 2016

Aircraft capabilities of the C-27J will be highlighted by Team Spartan at ADSE 2016 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, August 11-12.

Aug 04, 2016

The Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group ended the first half of the year with substantial sales growth and a sharp rise in operating earnings.

Aug 02, 2016

The F-35 stealth fighter described by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “far from working,” has now been declared by the U.S. Air Force as ready for combat.

Jul 29, 2016

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence has signed an MOU with Luxembourg to proceed with the acquisition of a pooled fleet of Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) aircraft. The fleet will be NATO property NATO.

Jul 26, 2016

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is accepting applications for the next class of astronauts for Canada's space program. Applications are being accepted until August 15, and the CSA expects to announce selected candidates in Summer 2017. This next class of Canadian astronaut candidates will start their training at NASA in August 2017.

Jul 13, 2016

These two companies will be joining forces to provide comprehensive technical support at Royal Air Force Marham to support F135 engines and the trademarked LiftSystems on the UK’s F-35B Lightning II aircraft.

Jun 27, 2016

The American Military Partner Association, the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender military families, has praised the news that the Pentagon is expected to make history on July 1st by announcing the much anticipated end to the military's ban on open service by transgender people.

Jun 23, 2016

Airbus Helicopters Canada is looking to recognize outstanding achievement in the rotary wing industry with the 5th Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’.

Jun 21, 2016

The #MakeFrederictonFirst campaign is inviting everyone to the official unveiling of Canada's first Memorial LAV at 2 pm on Wednesday, 22 June at the Oromocto cenotaph in New Brunswick, followed by a reception at the Hazen Centre.

Jun 19, 2016

DCNS positions itself to build a strategic partnership with Polish industry. With a long tradition of technology transfer, DCNS has consistently demonstrated that it can be a key partner for navies, giving its customers full control of their sovereignty.

Jun 18, 2016

The first Airbus A400M destined for the Spanish Air Force has finished its painting process and appeared in the colours of the customer.

Jun 16, 2016

Italian and French Ministers of Defence signed a ‘Cooperation Arrangement’ agreement which will upgrade and provide enhanced capabilities to a collaborative anti-missile programme.

May 30, 2016

An MoU has been signed between Atlas Elekronik and Magellan Aerospace to collaborate on developing a revolutionary underwater rocket motor for SeaSpider – supporting diversity in a key Canadian aerospace capability.

May 25, 2016

DND has awarded Meggitt Target Systems a five-year Standing Offer, worth up to $35 million, for surface and aerial target systems (with provisions for two additional years).

May 25, 2016

A new L-3 company, L-3 Communications Systems – Canada, plans to open a maritime domain Design, Engineering and Support facility with a team of highly specialized design, software and systems engineers. The communications system laboratory will provide an integration test bed and demonstration environment for future maritime communications architectures for the Royal Canadian Navy’s submarine and surface fleets.

May 16, 2016

A brand new purpose built satellite ground station has been established in Adelaide, to land Airbus Defence and Space’s Skynet secure military satellite communications.

May 02, 2016

Seaspan joined the Minister of National Defence at an official ceremony last Friday to celebrate the successful completion of the Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) Refit Program on the West Coast.

Apr 08, 2016

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence yesterday announced that DCNS was identified as one of the two potential candidates for the replacement of its submarine fleet. DCNS is proposing its Scorpene submarine to replace the in-service Ula-class submarines.

Mar 31, 2016

Brian Carter, President – Seaspan Shipyards, announced today the start of construction on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV).

Mar 29, 2016

​The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers is seeking nominations for its 2016 Medal of Excellence, an award that recognizes outstanding contribution to marine engineering in Canada, including technical innovation, sea-going service, substantial leadership in the industry or the teaching of marine engineering.

Mar 23, 2016

Commenting on yesterday’s budget, Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent said: “This was the Government’s first opportunity to put its mandate on the books, and I believe that it is off to a promising start for Veterans and their families.”

Mar 23, 2016

Both the Pension Act and the New Veterans Charter produce undesirable outcomes resulting in inadequate support for veterans and their families, says Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent.

Mar 18, 2016

Do you know someone who should be recognized for their efforts on behalf of veterans? The Veterans Ombudsman is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation.

Mar 18, 2016

This weekend you will not want to miss a documentary on Fox News Channel titled “Rising Threats – Shrinking Military,” hosted by Bret Baier.

Mar 18, 2016

Seaspan has named three new vice presidents to its senior leadership team, announcing the appointments of Linda Wortman as Vice President, Finance & Accounting; Catherine Chick as Vice President, Business Services & Technology; and Shawn Chylinski as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality.

Mar 18, 2016

French shipbuilder DCNS has announced the delivery of the frigate FREMM Languedoc, built for the French Navy, to the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation on behalf of the French Direction Générale de l’Armement.

Mar 11, 2016

ADGA, an Ottawa-based professional services company, officially opened its new 14-person Training and Simulation Engineering Centre (TSEC) in Kingston, Ontario, to extend the support work it carries out for the Canadian Army.

Mar 08, 2016

Team Spartan members General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada and Finmeccanica have announced the creation of a new joint venture to provide long-term in-service support for the C-27J aircraft in Canada.

Feb 26, 2016

Rolls-Royce has delivered the first T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade kits to the US Air Force as the service introduces improvements to its C-130H transport fleet.

Feb 23, 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has won an order from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the manufacture and operation of two solar-powered Zephyr 8 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) craft.

Feb 23, 2016

FrontLine publisher and editor Chris MacLean last week received the Ross Munro Media Award at the CDAI's 2016 Conference on Security and Defence in Ottawa.

Feb 22, 2016

C4i Training & Technology has signed a large multi-year contract with a Middle Eastern country, outfitting its armed forces with C4i’s MILSIM simulation training software. This contract marks the third Middle Eastern country to utilize C4i’s MILSIM products.

Feb 19, 2016

The University of British Columbia announced today it will receive a $2 million investment from Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) over the next seven years to support innovative teaching and research in the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the UBC faculty of applied science.

Feb 16, 2016

Registration for the 2016 Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is now open! The 5K and half marathon events will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Feb 16, 2016

Mali becomes the 23rd nation to order the C295 with an order for one winglet-equipped C295W model, now the standard version, in transport configuration for the Mali Air Force. Delivery is due in the second half of 2016.

Feb 09, 2016

Jim Quick, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, has issued a statement in response to the federal government's announcement that it has amended its sanctions against Iran in order to bring Canada’s position in line with those of other world powers, including the United States and EU member states.

Feb 08, 2016

The Royal Australian Navy commissioned HMAS Adelaide, its second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, a sister ship to HMAS Canberra. These 230-meter-long sips are the largest vessels ever built for the RAN.

Feb 04, 2016

Registration for the CDA and CDA Institute Conference on Security and Defence, to be held February 18-19 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, is now open.

Feb 03, 2016

An international customer has awarded Rheinmetall Defence a multimillion-euro order to modernize its Skyguard air defence systems. The order is worth €390 million ($CDN 593 million). Delivery will take place between 2017 and 2020.

Feb 02, 2016

GE Canada announced it recently extended a contract with Public Services and Procurement Canada to provide maintenance and logistics support services for a 15th year. The contract covers the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet of LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines that power Halifax-class patrol frigates.

Jan 28, 2016

The CDA Institute is pleased to post relevant news, articles, and commentaries on relevant security and defence related issues from the past week. Registration now open. 

Jan 28, 2016

Airbus Helicopters’ second prototype of the H160 medium helicopter took off yesterday in Marignane, France, kicking off a busy 2016 for the H160 as it pursues its flight test program with two prototypes.

Jan 28, 2016

Martin Munro, formerly of Cubic Field Services Canada, joins DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. as Vice President, Business Development & Strategy effective 25 January. For the past  30+ years, Martin held various senior executive and managerial positions in the defence and security industry.

Jan 25, 2016

An international customer has awarded Rheinmetall Defence an important contract for artillery ammunition. Worth around €130 million ($200 million CAN), the order encompasses the Group’s full spectrum of projectile variants as well as the accompanying propelling charges.

Jan 20, 2016

The CDA Institute, in partnership with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, has announce that, in a unanimous decision, Chris MacLean, the Editor/Publisher of FrontLine Defence magazine, has been selected as the recipient of the CDA Institute Ross Munro Media Award for 2015.

Jan 17, 2016

The French Ministry of Defence has launched the Aster Block 1 NT (New Technology) program aimed at modernizing the surface-to-air missile platform/terrain (SAMP/T) ground-based air defence system as well as its associated Aster missile.

Jan 05, 2016

Seaspan has announced that Ian Brennan has joined Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) as Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Contracts to provide the strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight and direction of supply chain, warehousing and logistics, procurement, and contracts and subcontracts in support of new vessel construction.

Dec 09, 2015

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two lightweight military multi-role H145M helicopters (LUH SOF) to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The helicopters will be used by the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), the German Army’s Special Forces, in Laupheim.

Dec 01, 2015

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce that the company has been selected by Saab to deliver Tactical Dived Navigation Systems (TDNS) for the Royal Swedish Navy’s two new A26 submarines.

Dec 01, 2015

Davie shipyard management responds to announcement on equipping the Navy with an interim auxiliary oil replenishment capacity.

Nov 30, 2015

Seaspan released a statement in response to the Government of Canada’s decision to award the interim Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) sole-source contract to Davie Shipyard.

Nov 17, 2015

The Danish procurement authorities have contracted the Rheinmetall Group to supply additional 35mm Oerlikon Millennium guns for ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The weapons will be delivered in 2016.

Nov 12, 2015

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) recently announced the appointment of Mark Nicol as president, Raytheon International Inc. in Canada, responsible for customer engagement and business development to support the company’s global growth.

Oct 30, 2015

Lockheed Martin Canada marked an important milestone toward modernizing the Royal New Zealand Navy's two ANZAC Class ships. The company announced that the ANZAC frigate systems upgrade project has successfully completed the combat system critical design review on schedule and to New Zealand's satisfaction.

Oct 08, 2015

The French Navy’s third FREMM multi-mission frigate, the Languedoc, has been floated out from DCNS’ Lorient shipyard to undergo sea trials off the coast of Brittany. The Languedoc is the third FREMM ordered by OCCAR 1 on behalf of the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency) and the French Navy.

Oct 19, 2015

The President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed a cooperation agreement with Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS, that aims to foster the development of a Research and Development centre in Saudi Arabia dedicated to the naval and maritime domain.

Sep 29, 2015

Seaspan Marine unveiled the newest addition to its marine fleet, a 16,000 tonne barge named the Seaspan 252, during an official commissioning ceremony at Seaspan’s North Vancouver Barge Maintenance Terminal today.

Sep 29, 2015

Babcock Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.6 million contract for the replacement of High Frequency (HF) Monitor Receiver Systems at select Department of National Defence (DND) facilities.

Sep 28, 2015

BAE Systems, Inc. has announced an agreement with MBDA to support marketing efforts for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rocket. Under the terms of the agreement, MBDA will lead marketing efforts for the BAE Systems, Inc. APKWS rocket in Europe, BAE Systems said in a news release.

Sep 23, 2015

More than 300 people representing over 200 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ Western Canada Industry Day hosted in North Vancouver yesterday.

Sep 22, 2015

Seaspan invites media to attend an industry day to update current and potential partners and suppliers on Seaspan’s progress on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy in general, and to provide information on opportunities for suppliers to deliver the products, systems and services required for the construction of these vessels.

Sep 18, 2015

L-3 MAPPS has announced that it has been awarded the Implementation Subcontract by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. for the supply of the Integrated Platform Management System for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).

Sep 12, 2015

Seaspan has selected new senior leaders to its Corporate Executive Team, announcing the appointments of Paul Thomas as Vice President, Engineering (Vancouver Shipyards); Matt Boydston as Vice President, Finance (Seaspan Shipyards); and Billy Garton as General Counsel (Seaspan ULC).

Sep 11, 2015

More than 100 people representing over 65 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ Atlantic Canada Industry Day hosted in Halifax on September 8. During the session, attendees received an update on Seaspan’s progress on its National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Non-Combat package of vessels, and specifically, its work on the Joint Support Ship project and associated supply chain opportunities.

Sep 10, 2015

During the DSEI defence show in London, Sept. 15-18, Rheinmetall’s high technology group will for the first time showcase its air defence High Energy Laser (HEL) effectors, capable of engaging low, slow, small (LSS) threats. The German defence contractor will also be showing an HEL effector for maritime applications for the first time.

Sep 09, 2015

This year's DEFSEC Atlantic features panel discussions on relevant subjects such as: Defence Procurement, Canada's Arctic Development, Industrial and Technological Benefits and why Aboriginal Engagement Makes Good Business Sense.

Sep 03, 2015

DCNS has floated the French Navy’s FREMM multi-mission frigate, named Auvergne, in Lorient. The achievement took place on 2 September and marks an important step in the construction of the most modern frontline ship of the 21st century.

Aug 26, 2015

The Emirate of Kuwait has contracted Rheinmetall to supply it with 12 state-of-the-art armoured NBC reconnaissance vehicles, the 2 NBC-RS “Spürfuchs”. Now binding, the order also includes comprehensive support in the form of training, service and spare parts. Delivery of the vehicle commences in 2017.

Aug 21, 2015

After nearly 13 years Francis Bleeker has left Colt Canada, which manufactures the C7 suite of assault weapons for the Canadian Armed Forces. While representing Canada’s Small Arms Centre of Excellence he was responsible for its international sales, marketing and offsets.

Aug 19, 2015

Irving Shipbuilding of Canada has awarded BAE Systems a contract to deliver up to six modified 25mm Mk 38 Machine Gun Systems for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) program.

Aug 18, 2015

The integrated communications system from Rohde & Schwarz has been selected by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The two companies concluded a contract to equip three Type 26 Global Combat Ships each with a communications system. The ships will be deployed by the Royal Navy, and follow-up orders are in the pipeline.

Aug 15, 2015

Airbus Defence and Space, with team partner Lockheed Martin Overseas Services Corporation (LMOSC), will be re-winging the German Navy fleet of P-3C Orion maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The companies will upgrade eight aircraft over the next eight year.

Aug 21, 2015

A series of ground based tests have been completed at Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi in Turin-Caselle and at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire, in readiness for Eurofighter Typhoon flight trials with MBDA’s Storm Shadow cruise missile, due to take place in the UK later this year.

Aug 21, 2015

The upcoming new Mission: Impossible movie, Rogue Nation, features a dangerous stunt by Tom Cruise, in which he runs across a taxiing Airbus A400M and then clings on as it takes off. The movie will be released on July 31st.

Aug 21, 2015

The Egyptian Navy took delivery of the French FREMM, currently named Normandie, in June after some outfitting work, and the first phase of a training programme. Logistics and support services provided to the Egyptian Navy will continue over several years. The multi-mission vessel will be taken from the series currently under construction for the French Navy. To ensure that operational capacities of the French Navy will not be affected, DCNS will speed up the rate of production of subsequent ships.

Aug 21, 2015

General Dynamics Canada has announce it has changed its name to General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada. This name change is intended to better reflect its products and technologies.

Aug 21, 2015

The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport, powered by Rolls-Royce, has been selected by the Republic of Korea as its future air-to-air refuelling and transport aircraft after an open and objective competition. According to Pablo Molina, “the A330 MRTT has won every tanker competition since it entered the market, and has now been selected by nine nations plus the European Defence Agency.” more>>

Jun 24, 2015

DND has announced that Colt Canada has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to replace the Canadian Ranger’s Lee Enfield rifle. This contract will provide the Canadian Rangers with the opportunity to test the new rifle design over the summer. Following subsequent design amendments, a second contract will be awarded to Colt Canada to produce 6500 rifles, which will be phased into use by the Rangers between mid-2016 and late-2019.

Aug 24, 2015


After an open competition, the Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia has purchased four C295W aircraft to enhance its capabilities. The C295W has been chosen based on its demonstrated excellent operational capabilities in hot and severe conditions and its proven affordable maintenance and operational costs. 

Aug 24, 2015


Airbus Helicopters has announced the launch of a new office in the Mirabel Helico complex in Mirabel, Quebec. The state-of-the-art facility will support the Quebec rotary wing community and provide an outlet for corporate events and fly-ins. Quebec is home to more than 200 Airbus Helicopters, which represents almost one third of the Airbus Helicopter fleet in Canada, flying for parapublic, private and commercial operators. The Airbus Helicopters office team will provide aircraft sales, training, technical support and parts ordering.

Aug 24, 2015

A new generation High Frequency Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) system to provide maritime surveillance out to 200 nautical miles has been successfully developed by Raytheon Canada under a DRDC contract that was competitively awarded. The Technology Demonstration Project, entitled Persistent Active Surveillance of the Exclusive Economic Zone (PASE), has completed exhaustive technical evaluations and system acceptance testing.

Aug 24, 2015

Rockwell Collins recently delivered its 721S radios to the Royal Canadian Navy fleet, enhancing networking communication capability.

Aug 24, 2015

Airbus Defence and Space has developed a new protection system, called Multirole Jammer, that combines the highest efficiency countering radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs) with comprehensive monitoring of the signal spectrum and tactical communication jamming. Visit CANSEC Booth #401 for info.

Aug 24, 2015

DCNS, a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in the energy sector, will participate in this year�s CANSEC Exhibition in Ottawa (May 27 and 28) The Group intends to develop naval engineering and industrial partnerships in Canada through its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, DCNS Technologies Canada Inc. DCNS proposes to adapt its FREMM frigate design to the Canadian requirements for the Surface Combatant. Visit CANSEC booth #1428

Aug 24, 2015

On May 28th, together with Canadian WWII veterans who in 1945 helped liberate the Netherlands, Rear-Admiral Ben Bekkering, Deputy Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, will attend the “70 years liberation concert” aboard HNLMS Karel Doorman in the harbour of Montreal. The next day, the Rear-Admiral and the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade H.E. Ploumen will be at the Maritime Business Event, where representatives of the Dutch and Canadian maritime industries will meet.

Aug 24, 2015

Rheinmetall will be displaying a broad spectrum of its defence technology systems and products at the 2016 CANSEC show (27-28 May). The Düsseldorf-based high-tech enterprise will be emphasizing its wide-ranging expertise in the maritime domain, which visitors can see for themselves at Booth #1121 in Ottawa.

Aug 24, 2015

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed the Small Diameter Bomb II Milestone C decision briefing, paving the way for the program to enter low rate initial production. The SDB II employs Raytheon's revolutionary tri-mode seeker and can strike targets from a range of more than 40 nautical miles, with a dynamic warhead that can destroy both soft and hard targets. The bomb can also change targets in-flight through the use of a secure datalink. 

Aug 24, 2015

Seaspan has announced that it has selected as its new President. Reynolds holds an MBA from the University of Texas, as well as a BBA and a BA from the University of New Mexico. He joins Seaspan with over 20 years experience in positions of leadership and senior management, the last 15 of which have consisted of positions in the offshore supply boat business in the United States, West Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America, including as Vice President, Americas at GulfMark Offshore Inc.

May 28, 2015

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH teams with Polish defence contractor Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA to develop a new amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle.

Aug 24, 2015

On behalf of the federal government, today British Columbia government officials will recognize Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards as one of the many B.C. businesses to receive a Canada Job Grant.

Aug 24, 2015

Raytheon Company's Standard Missile-6 program has moved from low-rate to full-rate production, clearing the path for significantly increased production numbers and focus on further cost-reduction opportunities. SM-6 is a surface-to-air supersonic missile capable of successfully engaging manned and unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. It also defends against land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles in flight.

Aug 24, 2015

An H125 rotorcraft chartered by the Airbus Helicopters Foundation has joined rescue activity in Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert region, where the heaviest rainfall in 80 years has caused massive flooding and landslides. With support provided by Airbus Helicopters representatives in Chile, the Santiago-based H125 from Transporte Aereo Albatros Ltda. was flown to the affected zone, where it began transporting search and rescue personnel. This rotorcraft has also been available for flights to locate those trapped or isolated by the natural disaster.

Aug 24, 2015

DCNS has just obtained a contract for providing through life support (TLS) until 2020 to the six nuclear-fueled attack submarines in service in the French National Navy and based in Toulon. Announced by the Fleet Support Department, the contract became effective 1 April 2015 to provide TLS to the entire fleet of nuclear attack submarines, which comprises six Rubis-type ships as well as preliminary servicing for Suffren, the First of Class of the Barracuda submarines.

Aug 24, 2015

Seaspan Marine announced that Jenny Gethings has joined its team as Vice President, Business Development. Gethings has more than 25 years in the marine industry, including port operations and cargo logistics. She most recently served as Director of Global Projects for Schenker Canada, where she was responsible for numerous projects worldwide.

Aug 24, 2015

Germany announced it would buy at least 103 modernized Leopard 2s, reportedly bringing Germany's total number of tanks to at least 328. German Defence Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said the country will spend $23 million on this project, which includes upgrading A6 tanks to A7 capability. 

Aug 24, 2015

L-3 Brashear has delivered a High-Energy Laser Beam Director to Defence Research and Development Canada to enhance its mobile characterization and development lab. L-3 worked with leading scientists at DRDC to design and build a ruggedized HEL BD for use at open field test ranges. The trailer-mounted HEL BD includes a vision system, aiming aids, and a multi-kilowatt optical system, allowing the operator to adjust the spot size of the beam on target to evaluate the laser’s capabilities.

Aug 24, 2015

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has signed a contract with PWGSC for the supply of 7 Bell 412EPI helicopters to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The C$155 million contract is part of the CCG’s Fleet Renewal Plan. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in June 2016, with subsequent helicopters to be delivered every three months thereafter. This contract follows a CCG contract announced in May 2014 for 15 Bell 429 helicopters (the first of which was delivered in March 2015).

Aug 24, 2015

Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded the implementation subcontract (valued at more than C$170M) as command and surveillance system integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new class of Patrol Ships, by Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) Prime Contractor, Irving Shipbuilding.

Apr 08, 2015

Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded the implementation subcontract (valued at more than C$170M) as command and surveillance system integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new class of Patrol Ships, by Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) Prime Contractor, Irving Shipbuilding. As one of Irving’s Tier 1 suppliers for delivering the AOPS vessels as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for key integration of data and information sources to increase the ships’ situational awareness and provide command, control and decision support at all levels of command for the new vessels.

Mar 31, 2015

Provincial Aerospace and Airbus Defence and Space sign letter of intent to explore the extension of their relationship beyond the Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program. From left: Simon Jacques (Airbus Defence and Space, Canada), Pablo Molina (Airbus Defence and Space Military Aircraft Canada), Derek Scott (Provincial Aerospace) and Richard Poole (Provincial Aerospace) sign a letter of intent to facilitate the exploration of extending their relationship internationally.

Aug 24, 2015

Provincial Aerospace and Airbus Defence and Space sign letter of intent to explore the extension of their relationship beyond the Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program. From left: Simon Jacques (Airbus Defence and Space, Canada), Pablo Molina (Airbus Defence and Space Military Aircraft Canada), Derek Scott (Provincial Aerospace) and Richard Poole (Provincial Aerospace) sign a letter of intent to facilitate the exploration of extending their relationship internationally. 

Canada has chosen Thales as the prime contractor for In-Service Support (ISS), refit, repair, maintenance and training to both Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ships (JSS).

Thursday, Aug 17 2017

The Telfer School of Management is ready for organizations to nominate candidates for its Complex Project & Procurement Leadership Certification. The registration deadline is fast approaching.

Thursday, Aug 17 2017

Lockheed Martin successfully completed the Aircraft Capability - Tactical Acquisition Industrial Regional Benefits commitments valued at $1.4 billion associated with Canada's purchase of 17 CC-130J Super Hercules aircraft in 2007. 

Thursday, Aug 17 2017

The first Airbus C295 search and rescue aircraft for the Brazilian Air Force, which performed a successful five-week demonstration tour through four continents, ended its long trip at the Campo Grande military base.

Tuesday, Aug 08 2017

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.

Thursday, Jul 20 2017

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute welcomes The Hon. Rona Ambrose, former interim leader of the Conservative Party of Canada and Leader of the Official Opposition, to its Advisory Council.

Wednesday, Jul 19 2017

The 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow will take place August 11, 12 & 13. Special performances are planned as part of the Canada 150 historical celebrations.

Monday, Jul 17 2017

Leonardo DRS has received a contract award from the U.S. Army for up to $16 million, under an urgent operational need, to develop a counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) capability to protect soldiers from enemy drones.

Monday, Jul 17 2017

CAE, GE Canada and Rockwell Collins in Canada join “Team Cormorant” for Mid-Life Upgrade and Expansion of Canada’s Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopter fleet.

Thursday, Jun 29 2017

Germany and Norway have formally joined the Netherlands and Luxembourg to acquire and operate a pooled fleet of NATO-owned Airbus A330 MRTT tankers. The order is to be placed through OCCAR under a European Defence Agency initiative.

Thursday, Jun 29 2017

In order to supporting our ambitions to guarantee exposure and credibility in international markets, DCNS has announced they have changed their name to Naval Group.

Wednesday, Jun 28 2017

Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 cohorts of the Telfer School of Management's Certificate in Complex Project & Procurement Leadership.

Wednesday, Jun 28 2017

The two team members chosen to represent Team Canada at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 are Martine Duval from Gatineau, Quebec and Steve Murgatroyd from Truro, Nova Scotia.

Wednesday, Jun 21 2017

Following the successful completion of the critical design review, the first cut of steel for the Royal Australian Navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ships has begun.

Wednesday, Jun 21 2017

At the Paris Air Show this week, Stellwagen Group (recently acquired by Toronto-based Acasta Enterprises) signed a firm order for 12 Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft in the first sale to a leasing company achieved by Airbus Defence and Space.

Wednesday, Jun 21 2017

CEO Frank Butzelaar of Seaspan ULC (Seaspan) announced the appointment of Brent Hale as Chief Administrative Officer.

Tuesday, Jun 20 2017

Varley Group is partnering with Lockheed Martin to design and develop secure, portable ground facilities for Air Force personnel deployed overseas with the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The award, worth $37.5 million dollars will run through 2019.

Monday, Jun 19 2017

Airbus rolled out support communications to German Armed Forces troops deployed to 15 locations around the world, including Mali, Iraq, Djibouti, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Cyprus and Lithuania.

Thursday, Jun 08 2017

Leonardo DRS, for the third time,  has been awarded the Defense Security Service Award for Excellence in Counterintelligence. The award is the highest U.S. honor given to the defense industry for protecting classified information and technology through a culture of compliance with government security regulations and partnership with DoD intelligence services.

Wednesday, Jun 07 2017

Part of the Module Modernization Program with Bath Iron Works and the United States Navy includes a new composite LM2500 marine gas turbine module from GE.  Modernization efforts reduce weight, noise, and vibration. The company has successfully completed Fire Testing on its new LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine Module.

Tuesday, May 30 2017

Lockheed Martin Canada announced it has been awarded the contract to replace the combat management system and select subsystems for the Chilean Navy's three Type 23 frigates.

Tuesday, May 23 2017

Toolcomm Technology, a company with facilities on the Capilano First Nations Reserve, will be one of the over 200 companies working on the newArctic and Offshore Patrol Ships. Toolcomm will provide specialized VoIP and High Frequency Radios.

Tuesday, May 23 2017

Thales has completed the second of three integrated bridges that will be installed aboard the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels in Vancouver.

Thursday, May 11 2017

Pratt & Whitney Canada celebrated the production of its 100,000th engine this month, as a testament to P&WC’s longevity and leadership in the global aerospace market.

Thursday, May 04 2017

The Embassy of Poland is pleased to invite everyone to celebrate Polish Day in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 3.

Monday, May 01 2017

The French Defence Ministry today announced the attribution to DCNS of a contract for the development and construction of five intermediate-size frigates intended for the French Navy. DCNS will propose a French version of its new BELH@RRA frigate.

Monday, Apr 24 2017

Kazakhstan is to acquire two more Airbus C295 transport aircraft following the signature of a new contract with Airbus Defence and Space.

Thursday, Apr 20 2017

Navantia has signed a five year contract with the Norwegian Defense Logistic Organization for the maintenance of five Fridtjof Nansen (F310) class frigates.

Monday, Apr 03 2017

Major-General Denis Thompson relinquished command of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) to Australian Major General Simon Stuart.

Friday, Mar 17 2017

Completing the first major delivery under the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project, prime systems integrator Lockheed Martin Canada and Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin have officially opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer.

Thursday, Mar 16 2017

MBDA (which is jointly held by AIRBUS Group 37.5%; BAE SYSTEMS 37.5%; and Leonardo 25%) has unveiled a new short range air defence system called Mistral ATLAS-RC.

Wednesday, Mar 15 2017

DCNS Latin America Vice President, opened the new DCNS Representative Office in Bogota, Colombia. This inauguration will be followed by DCNS participation in Colombiamar.

Thursday, Mar 09 2017

Airbus Defence and Space will expand the EDRS-SpaceDataHighway with a third node, EDRS-D, to be positioned over the Asia-Pacific region by 2020.

Wednesday, Mar 08 2017

Airbus has delivered an H125 helicopter to the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources as part of a fleet renewal.

Monday, Mar 06 2017

Air Warfare Destroyer Hobart returned to port after the successful completion of sea acceptance trials.

Monday, Mar 06 2017

Frank Butzelaar, President and CEO of Southern Rail Link will replace Seaspan CEO Jonathan Whitworth effective 3 April 2017. The transition will commence on March 3rd and he will work closely with Jonathan throughout 2017 to ensure a smooth handover.

Monday, Feb 27 2017

Obsolescence management will ensure that the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr) CH-53 helicopter fleet remains in service until 2030 and beyond.

Monday, Feb 27 2017

Lockheed Martin Canada has partnered with Toronto-based RANK Software to create innovative cyber security solutions for future Canadian and international defence programs to enable security analysts to rapidly discover network threats and intrusions.

Tuesday, Feb 07 2017

DRS Technologies Canada, Ltd. announced today that Martin Munro has been named as Vice President and General Manager of its operations in Canada.

Wednesday, Feb 01 2017

Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Canada will be meeting with potential suppliers and partners from across Canada with a view to expanding its supply chain to meet the significant opportunities created by the recently initiated Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Program.

Tuesday, Jan 24 2017

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.

Wednesday, Jan 18 2017

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

Wednesday, Jan 18 2017

German-based multi-national conglomerate thyssenkrupp is acquiring the 49% interest in the Atlas Elektronik group that had been held by Airbus and will therefore become the sole owner of Atlas Elektronik.

Friday, Jan 13 2017

Seaspan has announced the appointment of Paul Hilder to Vice President, Marine Operations. As a member of Seaspan’s senior leadership team, Paul is ultimately accountable for overseeing the operational efficiency and safety of all vessels and marine crews.

Wednesday, Jan 11 2017

GE’s Marine Solutions announced that its LM2500 marine gas turbines will power the Indian Navy’s P17A stealth frigate.

Wednesday, Dec 07 2016

L-3 Communications announced today that it will change its name to L3 Technologies, Inc.

Tuesday, Dec 06 2016

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies students, First Nations elders, provincial politicians and representatives from local Saskatoon business attended the transfer ceremony at the Aviation Learning Centre of the Sikorsky S-76A maintenance trainer.

Friday, Nov 18 2016

After making a presentation to government and industry leaders at an annual aerospace conference, Lockheed Martin Corporation's CEO toured Lockheed Martin Canada's Kanata facility to meet employees and hear more about the company's Canadian success stories.

Wednesday, Nov 16 2016

The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company a $255 million contract for development and production readiness of its next generation precision landing system (JPALS) , to one day replace radar and beacons used in older systems

Tuesday, Nov 15 2016

Vector Aerospace has recently completed its first Pratt & Whitney Canada PW305A engine test at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hants, UK.

Tuesday, Nov 15 2016

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is pleased to announce the election of David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence, as Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors.

Tuesday, Nov 15 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has signed Ultra Electronics, GigaSat to its channel partner programme for Skynet services.

Wednesday, Nov 09 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has ordered two additional Full Flight Simulators for the C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft. One device will be located at the company's International Training Centre in Spain, and the other with an undisclosed C295 operator. The deal will support the rapidly growing number of C295s in service worldwide and brings number of C295 simulators purchased from CAE to six.

Monday, Nov 07 2016

The UK Minister of Defence announced that the UK will cut steel on the first of eight Anti-Submarine Type 26 Global Combat Ships in the summer of 2017, keeping that program at least 3 years ahead of the Canadian Surface Combatant. 

Saturday, Nov 05 2016

MBDA has been awarded a Demonstration and Manufacture contract by the UK Ministry of Defence for the Sea Ceptor air defence system for the UK Royal Navy’s new class of frigate, the Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

Friday, Nov 04 2016

Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace have announced a strategic partnership for the provision of In Service Support for C295 aircraft operated by members of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries. It builds on the existing partnership for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program.

Friday, Oct 28 2016

Richard (Rich) Foster has been appointed as the new corporate Vice President, Canada Operations, for L-3 Canada. Rich will be reporting directly to the Senior Vice President of Business Strategy, David Van Buren, and will work out of the Ottawa office.

Tuesday, Oct 18 2016

TAURUS Systems GmbH (an MBDA Deutschland GmbH and SAAB Dynamics AB joint venture) has handed over the first lot of TAURUS KEPD 350K stand-off missiles to the Republic of Korea Air Force (RoKAF). TAURUS weapon system will provide RoKAF with the most advanced stand-off and deep strike capability currently available on the world market.

Friday, Oct 14 2016

Lockheed Martin Canada expands its partnership with the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), a not-for-profit Aboriginal organization whose mission is to work with partners to foster economic and workforce development for Aboriginal people and communities in New Brunswick.

Wednesday, Oct 12 2016

Last evening, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) awarded $2 million in funding to nine applied Arctic research projects focused on areas of importance to Canada’s Arctic communities and the marine industry.

Wednesday, Oct 05 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has announced that advanced electro-optical/infrared turret systems produced by L-3 WESCAM of Burlington, ON, reached the 1,000 flight-hour mark in service on customer operated Airbus C295 maritime patrol aircraft.

Monday, Oct 03 2016

DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS) announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art facility in Kanata, Ontario. The move completes the merging of two former DRS buildings in the Ottawa region and provides DRS Canada with improved high-tech building infrastructure and additional space that will allow for growth.

Monday, Oct 03 2016

DCNS welcomes the signature of the first operational contract for the Australian Future Submarine Program and the selection of Lockheed Martin as the program Combat System Integrator.

Friday, Sep 30 2016

Seaspan has been making multi-year, multi-million dollar investments to advance Canada's Shipbuilding industry and infrastructure. Find out more.

Thursday, Sep 29 2016

L-3 WESCAM announced today that Mike Greenley has been appointed president.

Tuesday, Sep 27 2016

Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) squadrons from across Canada are participating in their annual National Search and Rescue Exercise, SAREX 2016, from September 18 to 24, 2016, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.

Monday, Sep 19 2016

Airbus Defence and Space is designing and building a new constellation of optical satellites, comprising four identical and very agile sensors delivering very high-resolution imagery. The highly responsive dual VHR constellation will offer state-of-the art service to the Airbus Defence and Space imagery user’s community for the next decade.

Sunday, Sep 18 2016

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence is finalising the agreement of a £30M contract with UK DRAGONFIRE, an UK industrial team led by MBDA, to conduct the Laser Directed Energy Weapons Capability Demonstrator.

Sunday, Sep 18 2016

First Airbus C295W for Brazilian Air Force Search and Rescue missions makes its maiden flight. This is very similar to the aircraft offered for Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Project.

Wednesday, Sep 14 2016

Team Spartan, which is offering its C-27J aircraft as part of Canada’s FWSAR competition, will be highlighting the aircraft’s capabilities and potential economic and employment impact at the 2016 DEFSEC exposition at Halifax’s Cunard Centre, between September 7th and 8th.

Tuesday, Sep 06 2016

Approximately 20 soldiers from the Canadian Army Intelligence Regiment will participate alongside soldiers from the American, British, Australian, and New Zealand Armies during Exercise Dark Raven, from September 5 to 15.

Tuesday, Sep 06 2016

Representatives from more than 70 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ second annual Atlantic Canada Industry Day hosted in Halifax on 6 September 2016. Attendees received an update on Seaspan’s progress on its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) Non-Combat package of vessels and associated supply chain opportunities.

Tuesday, Sep 06 2016

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.  

Wednesday, Aug 24 2016

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

Tuesday, Aug 16 2016

Aircraft capabilities of the C-27J will be highlighted by Team Spartan at ADSE 2016 in Abbotsford, British Columbia, August 11-12.

Tuesday, Aug 09 2016

The Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group ended the first half of the year with substantial sales growth and a sharp rise in operating earnings.

Thursday, Aug 04 2016

The F-35 stealth fighter described by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “far from working,” has now been declared by the U.S. Air Force as ready for combat.

Tuesday, Aug 02 2016

The Netherlands Ministry of Defence has signed an MOU with Luxembourg to proceed with the acquisition of a pooled fleet of Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (A330 MRTT) aircraft. The fleet will be NATO property NATO.

Friday, Jul 29 2016

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is accepting applications for the next class of astronauts for Canada's space program. Applications are being accepted until August 15, and the CSA expects to announce selected candidates in Summer 2017. This next class of Canadian astronaut candidates will start their training at NASA in August 2017.

Tuesday, Jul 26 2016

These two companies will be joining forces to provide comprehensive technical support at Royal Air Force Marham to support F135 engines and the trademarked LiftSystems on the UK’s F-35B Lightning II aircraft.

Wednesday, Jul 13 2016

The American Military Partner Association, the nation’s largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender military families, has praised the news that the Pentagon is expected to make history on July 1st by announcing the much anticipated end to the military's ban on open service by transgender people.

Monday, Jun 27 2016

Airbus Helicopters Canada is looking to recognize outstanding achievement in the rotary wing industry with the 5th Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’.

Thursday, Jun 23 2016

The #MakeFrederictonFirst campaign is inviting everyone to the official unveiling of Canada's first Memorial LAV at 2 pm on Wednesday, 22 June at the Oromocto cenotaph in New Brunswick, followed by a reception at the Hazen Centre.

Tuesday, Jun 21 2016

DCNS positions itself to build a strategic partnership with Polish industry. With a long tradition of technology transfer, DCNS has consistently demonstrated that it can be a key partner for navies, giving its customers full control of their sovereignty.

Sunday, Jun 19 2016

The first Airbus A400M destined for the Spanish Air Force has finished its painting process and appeared in the colours of the customer.

Saturday, Jun 18 2016

Italian and French Ministers of Defence signed a ‘Cooperation Arrangement’ agreement which will upgrade and provide enhanced capabilities to a collaborative anti-missile programme.

Thursday, Jun 16 2016

An MoU has been signed between Atlas Elekronik and Magellan Aerospace to collaborate on developing a revolutionary underwater rocket motor for SeaSpider – supporting diversity in a key Canadian aerospace capability.

Monday, May 30 2016

DND has awarded Meggitt Target Systems a five-year Standing Offer, worth up to $35 million, for surface and aerial target systems (with provisions for two additional years).

Wednesday, May 25 2016

A new L-3 company, L-3 Communications Systems – Canada, plans to open a maritime domain Design, Engineering and Support facility with a team of highly specialized design, software and systems engineers. The communications system laboratory will provide an integration test bed and demonstration environment for future maritime communications architectures for the Royal Canadian Navy’s submarine and surface fleets.

Wednesday, May 25 2016

A brand new purpose built satellite ground station has been established in Adelaide, to land Airbus Defence and Space’s Skynet secure military satellite communications.

Monday, May 16 2016

Seaspan joined the Minister of National Defence at an official ceremony last Friday to celebrate the successful completion of the Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) Refit Program on the West Coast.

Monday, May 02 2016

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence yesterday announced that DCNS was identified as one of the two potential candidates for the replacement of its submarine fleet. DCNS is proposing its Scorpene submarine to replace the in-service Ula-class submarines.

Friday, Apr 08 2016

Brian Carter, President – Seaspan Shipyards, announced today the start of construction on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV).

Thursday, Mar 31 2016

​The Canadian Institute of Marine Engineers is seeking nominations for its 2016 Medal of Excellence, an award that recognizes outstanding contribution to marine engineering in Canada, including technical innovation, sea-going service, substantial leadership in the industry or the teaching of marine engineering.

Tuesday, Mar 29 2016

Commenting on yesterday’s budget, Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent said: “This was the Government’s first opportunity to put its mandate on the books, and I believe that it is off to a promising start for Veterans and their families.”

Wednesday, Mar 23 2016

Both the Pension Act and the New Veterans Charter produce undesirable outcomes resulting in inadequate support for veterans and their families, says Veterans Ombudsman Guy Parent.

Wednesday, Mar 23 2016

Do you know someone who should be recognized for their efforts on behalf of veterans? The Veterans Ombudsman is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Veterans Ombudsman Commendation.

Friday, Mar 18 2016

This weekend you will not want to miss a documentary on Fox News Channel titled “Rising Threats – Shrinking Military,” hosted by Bret Baier.

Friday, Mar 18 2016

Seaspan has named three new vice presidents to its senior leadership team, announcing the appointments of Linda Wortman as Vice President, Finance & Accounting; Catherine Chick as Vice President, Business Services & Technology; and Shawn Chylinski as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality.

Friday, Mar 18 2016

French shipbuilder DCNS has announced the delivery of the frigate FREMM Languedoc, built for the French Navy, to the Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation on behalf of the French Direction Générale de l’Armement.

Friday, Mar 18 2016

ADGA, an Ottawa-based professional services company, officially opened its new 14-person Training and Simulation Engineering Centre (TSEC) in Kingston, Ontario, to extend the support work it carries out for the Canadian Army.

Friday, Mar 11 2016

Team Spartan members General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada and Finmeccanica have announced the creation of a new joint venture to provide long-term in-service support for the C-27J aircraft in Canada.

Tuesday, Mar 08 2016

Rolls-Royce has delivered the first T56 Series 3.5 engine upgrade kits to the US Air Force as the service introduces improvements to its C-130H transport fleet.

Friday, Feb 26 2016

Airbus Defence and Space has won an order from the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for the manufacture and operation of two solar-powered Zephyr 8 high-altitude pseudo-satellite (HAPS) craft.

Tuesday, Feb 23 2016

FrontLine publisher and editor Chris MacLean last week received the Ross Munro Media Award at the CDAI's 2016 Conference on Security and Defence in Ottawa.

Tuesday, Feb 23 2016

C4i Training & Technology has signed a large multi-year contract with a Middle Eastern country, outfitting its armed forces with C4i’s MILSIM simulation training software. This contract marks the third Middle Eastern country to utilize C4i’s MILSIM products.

Monday, Feb 22 2016

The University of British Columbia announced today it will receive a $2 million investment from Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) over the next seven years to support innovative teaching and research in the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the UBC faculty of applied science.

Friday, Feb 19 2016

Registration for the 2016 Canada Army Run, presented by BMO Bank of Montreal, is now open! The 5K and half marathon events will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Tuesday, Feb 16 2016

Mali becomes the 23rd nation to order the C295 with an order for one winglet-equipped C295W model, now the standard version, in transport configuration for the Mali Air Force. Delivery is due in the second half of 2016.

Tuesday, Feb 16 2016

Jim Quick, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, has issued a statement in response to the federal government's announcement that it has amended its sanctions against Iran in order to bring Canada’s position in line with those of other world powers, including the United States and EU member states.

Tuesday, Feb 09 2016

The Royal Australian Navy commissioned HMAS Adelaide, its second Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) ship, a sister ship to HMAS Canberra. These 230-meter-long sips are the largest vessels ever built for the RAN.

Monday, Feb 08 2016

Registration for the CDA and CDA Institute Conference on Security and Defence, to be held February 18-19 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel in Ottawa, is now open.

Thursday, Feb 04 2016

An international customer has awarded Rheinmetall Defence a multimillion-euro order to modernize its Skyguard air defence systems. The order is worth €390 million ($CDN 593 million). Delivery will take place between 2017 and 2020.

Wednesday, Feb 03 2016

GE Canada announced it recently extended a contract with Public Services and Procurement Canada to provide maintenance and logistics support services for a 15th year. The contract covers the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet of LM2500 aeroderivative gas turbines that power Halifax-class patrol frigates.

Tuesday, Feb 02 2016

The CDA Institute is pleased to post relevant news, articles, and commentaries on relevant security and defence related issues from the past week. Registration now open. 

Thursday, Jan 28 2016

Airbus Helicopters’ second prototype of the H160 medium helicopter took off yesterday in Marignane, France, kicking off a busy 2016 for the H160 as it pursues its flight test program with two prototypes.

Thursday, Jan 28 2016

Martin Munro, formerly of Cubic Field Services Canada, joins DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. as Vice President, Business Development & Strategy effective 25 January. For the past  30+ years, Martin held various senior executive and managerial positions in the defence and security industry.

Thursday, Jan 28 2016

An international customer has awarded Rheinmetall Defence an important contract for artillery ammunition. Worth around €130 million ($200 million CAN), the order encompasses the Group’s full spectrum of projectile variants as well as the accompanying propelling charges.

Monday, Jan 25 2016

The CDA Institute, in partnership with the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, has announce that, in a unanimous decision, Chris MacLean, the Editor/Publisher of FrontLine Defence magazine, has been selected as the recipient of the CDA Institute Ross Munro Media Award for 2015.

Friday, Jan 22 2016

The French Ministry of Defence has launched the Aster Block 1 NT (New Technology) program aimed at modernizing the surface-to-air missile platform/terrain (SAMP/T) ground-based air defence system as well as its associated Aster missile.

Sunday, Jan 17 2016

Seaspan has announced that Ian Brennan has joined Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) as Vice President, Supply Chain Management & Contracts to provide the strategic leadership and day-to-day oversight and direction of supply chain, warehousing and logistics, procurement, and contracts and subcontracts in support of new vessel construction.

Tuesday, Jan 05 2016

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two lightweight military multi-role H145M helicopters (LUH SOF) to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The helicopters will be used by the Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), the German Army’s Special Forces, in Laupheim.

Wednesday, Dec 09 2015

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce that the company has been selected by Saab to deliver Tactical Dived Navigation Systems (TDNS) for the Royal Swedish Navy’s two new A26 submarines.

Tuesday, Dec 01 2015

Davie shipyard management responds to announcement on equipping the Navy with an interim auxiliary oil replenishment capacity.

Tuesday, Dec 01 2015

Seaspan released a statement in response to the Government of Canada’s decision to award the interim Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) sole-source contract to Davie Shipyard.

Monday, Nov 30 2015

The Danish procurement authorities have contracted the Rheinmetall Group to supply additional 35mm Oerlikon Millennium guns for ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The weapons will be delivered in 2016.

Tuesday, Nov 17 2015

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) recently announced the appointment of Mark Nicol as president, Raytheon International Inc. in Canada, responsible for customer engagement and business development to support the company’s global growth.

Thursday, Nov 12 2015

Lockheed Martin Canada marked an important milestone toward modernizing the Royal New Zealand Navy's two ANZAC Class ships. The company announced that the ANZAC frigate systems upgrade project has successfully completed the combat system critical design review on schedule and to New Zealand's satisfaction.

Friday, Oct 30 2015

The French Navy’s third FREMM multi-mission frigate, the Languedoc, has been floated out from DCNS’ Lorient shipyard to undergo sea trials off the coast of Brittany. The Languedoc is the third FREMM ordered by OCCAR 1 on behalf of the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency) and the French Navy.

Monday, Oct 19 2015

The President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed a cooperation agreement with Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS, that aims to foster the development of a Research and Development centre in Saudi Arabia dedicated to the naval and maritime domain.

Monday, Oct 19 2015

Seaspan Marine unveiled the newest addition to its marine fleet, a 16,000 tonne barge named the Seaspan 252, during an official commissioning ceremony at Seaspan’s North Vancouver Barge Maintenance Terminal today.

Tuesday, Sep 29 2015

Babcock Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.6 million contract for the replacement of High Frequency (HF) Monitor Receiver Systems at select Department of National Defence (DND) facilities.

Tuesday, Sep 29 2015

BAE Systems, Inc. has announced an agreement with MBDA to support marketing efforts for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rocket. Under the terms of the agreement, MBDA will lead marketing efforts for the BAE Systems, Inc. APKWS rocket in Europe, BAE Systems said in a news release.

Monday, Sep 28 2015

More than 300 people representing over 200 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ Western Canada Industry Day hosted in North Vancouver yesterday.

Wednesday, Sep 23 2015

Seaspan invites media to attend an industry day to update current and potential partners and suppliers on Seaspan’s progress on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy in general, and to provide information on opportunities for suppliers to deliver the products, systems and services required for the construction of these vessels.

Tuesday, Sep 22 2015

L-3 MAPPS has announced that it has been awarded the Implementation Subcontract by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. for the supply of the Integrated Platform Management System for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).

Friday, Sep 18 2015

Seaspan has selected new senior leaders to its Corporate Executive Team, announcing the appointments of Paul Thomas as Vice President, Engineering (Vancouver Shipyards); Matt Boydston as Vice President, Finance (Seaspan Shipyards); and Billy Garton as General Counsel (Seaspan ULC).

Saturday, Sep 12 2015

More than 100 people representing over 65 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ Atlantic Canada Industry Day hosted in Halifax on September 8. During the session, attendees received an update on Seaspan’s progress on its National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Non-Combat package of vessels, and specifically, its work on the Joint Support Ship project and associated supply chain opportunities.

Friday, Sep 11 2015

During the DSEI defence show in London, Sept. 15-18, Rheinmetall’s high technology group will for the first time showcase its air defence High Energy Laser (HEL) effectors, capable of engaging low, slow, small (LSS) threats. The German defence contractor will also be showing an HEL effector for maritime applications for the first time.

Friday, Sep 11 2015

This year's DEFSEC Atlantic features panel discussions on relevant subjects such as: Defence Procurement, Canada's Arctic Development, Industrial and Technological Benefits and why Aboriginal Engagement Makes Good Business Sense.

Wednesday, Sep 09 2015

DCNS has floated the French Navy’s FREMM multi-mission frigate, named Auvergne, in Lorient. The achievement took place on 2 September and marks an important step in the construction of the most modern frontline ship of the 21st century.

Thursday, Sep 03 2015

The Emirate of Kuwait has contracted Rheinmetall to supply it with 12 state-of-the-art armoured NBC reconnaissance vehicles, the 2 NBC-RS “Spürfuchs”. Now binding, the order also includes comprehensive support in the form of training, service and spare parts. Delivery of the vehicle commences in 2017.

Wednesday, Aug 26 2015

After nearly 13 years Francis Bleeker has left Colt Canada, which manufactures the C7 suite of assault weapons for the Canadian Armed Forces. While representing Canada’s Small Arms Centre of Excellence he was responsible for its international sales, marketing and offsets.

Friday, Aug 21 2015

Irving Shipbuilding of Canada has awarded BAE Systems a contract to deliver up to six modified 25mm Mk 38 Machine Gun Systems for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) program.

Friday, Aug 21 2015

The integrated communications system from Rohde & Schwarz has been selected by BAE Systems for the Royal Navy’s Type 26 Global Combat Ship. The two companies concluded a contract to equip three Type 26 Global Combat Ships each with a communications system. The ships will be deployed by the Royal Navy, and follow-up orders are in the pipeline.

Thursday, Aug 20 2015

Airbus Defence and Space, with team partner Lockheed Martin Overseas Services Corporation (LMOSC), will be re-winging the German Navy fleet of P-3C Orion maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft. The companies will upgrade eight aircraft over the next eight year.

Saturday, Aug 15 2015

A series of ground based tests have been completed at Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi in Turin-Caselle and at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire, in readiness for Eurofighter Typhoon flight trials with MBDA’s Storm Shadow cruise missile, due to take place in the UK later this year.

Friday, Jul 17 2015

The upcoming new Mission: Impossible movie, Rogue Nation, features a dangerous stunt by Tom Cruise, in which he runs across a taxiing Airbus A400M and then clings on as it takes off. The movie will be released on July 31st.

Friday, Jul 17 2015

The Egyptian Navy took delivery of the French FREMM, currently named Normandie, in June after some outfitting work, and the first phase of a training programme. Logistics and support services provided to the Egyptian Navy will continue over several years. The multi-mission vessel will be taken from the series currently under construction for the French Navy. To ensure that operational capacities of the French Navy will not be affected, DCNS will speed up the rate of production of subsequent ships.

Monday, Jun 29 2015

General Dynamics Canada has announce it has changed its name to General Dynamics Mission Systems - Canada. This name change is intended to better reflect its products and technologies.

Sunday, Jun 28 2015

The Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport, powered by Rolls-Royce, has been selected by the Republic of Korea as its future air-to-air refuelling and transport aircraft after an open and objective competition. According to Pablo Molina, “the A330 MRTT has won every tanker competition since it entered the market, and has now been selected by nine nations plus the European Defence Agency.” more>>

Thursday, Jun 25 2015

DND has announced that Colt Canada has been awarded a $1.5 million contract to replace the Canadian Ranger’s Lee Enfield rifle. This contract will provide the Canadian Rangers with the opportunity to test the new rifle design over the summer. Following subsequent design amendments, a second contract will be awarded to Colt Canada to produce 6500 rifles, which will be phased into use by the Rangers between mid-2016 and late-2019.

Wednesday, Jun 24 2015


After an open competition, the Ministry of Interior of Saudi Arabia has purchased four C295W aircraft to enhance its capabilities. The C295W has been chosen based on its demonstrated excellent operational capabilities in hot and severe conditions and its proven affordable maintenance and operational costs. 

Tuesday, Jun 23 2015


Airbus Helicopters has announced the launch of a new office in the Mirabel Helico complex in Mirabel, Quebec. The state-of-the-art facility will support the Quebec rotary wing community and provide an outlet for corporate events and fly-ins. Quebec is home to more than 200 Airbus Helicopters, which represents almost one third of the Airbus Helicopter fleet in Canada, flying for parapublic, private and commercial operators. The Airbus Helicopters office team will provide aircraft sales, training, technical support and parts ordering.

Monday, Jun 22 2015

A new generation High Frequency Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR) system to provide maritime surveillance out to 200 nautical miles has been successfully developed by Raytheon Canada under a DRDC contract that was competitively awarded. The Technology Demonstration Project, entitled Persistent Active Surveillance of the Exclusive Economic Zone (PASE), has completed exhaustive technical evaluations and system acceptance testing.

Sunday, Jun 21 2015

Rockwell Collins recently delivered its 721S radios to the Royal Canadian Navy fleet, enhancing networking communication capability.

Saturday, Jun 20 2015

Airbus Defence and Space has developed a new protection system, called Multirole Jammer, that combines the highest efficiency countering radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (RCIEDs) with comprehensive monitoring of the signal spectrum and tactical communication jamming. Visit CANSEC Booth #401 for info.

Friday, Jun 19 2015

DCNS, a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in the energy sector, will participate in this year�s CANSEC Exhibition in Ottawa (May 27 and 28) The Group intends to develop naval engineering and industrial partnerships in Canada through its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, DCNS Technologies Canada Inc. DCNS proposes to adapt its FREMM frigate design to the Canadian requirements for the Surface Combatant. Visit CANSEC booth #1428

Thursday, Jun 18 2015

On May 28th, together with Canadian WWII veterans who in 1945 helped liberate the Netherlands, Rear-Admiral Ben Bekkering, Deputy Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy, will attend the “70 years liberation concert” aboard HNLMS Karel Doorman in the harbour of Montreal. The next day, the Rear-Admiral and the Dutch Minister of Foreign Trade H.E. Ploumen will be at the Maritime Business Event, where representatives of the Dutch and Canadian maritime industries will meet.

Wednesday, Jun 17 2015

Rheinmetall will be displaying a broad spectrum of its defence technology systems and products at the 2016 CANSEC show (27-28 May). The Düsseldorf-based high-tech enterprise will be emphasizing its wide-ranging expertise in the maritime domain, which visitors can see for themselves at Booth #1121 in Ottawa.

Tuesday, Jun 16 2015

Raytheon Company and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed the Small Diameter Bomb II Milestone C decision briefing, paving the way for the program to enter low rate initial production. The SDB II employs Raytheon's revolutionary tri-mode seeker and can strike targets from a range of more than 40 nautical miles, with a dynamic warhead that can destroy both soft and hard targets. The bomb can also change targets in-flight through the use of a secure datalink. 

Monday, Jun 15 2015

Seaspan has announced that it has selected as its new President. Reynolds holds an MBA from the University of Texas, as well as a BBA and a BA from the University of New Mexico. He joins Seaspan with over 20 years experience in positions of leadership and senior management, the last 15 of which have consisted of positions in the offshore supply boat business in the United States, West Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America, including as Vice President, Americas at GulfMark Offshore Inc.

Sunday, Jun 14 2015

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH teams with Polish defence contractor Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa SA to develop a new amphibious wheeled armoured vehicle.

Thursday, May 28 2015

On behalf of the federal government, today British Columbia government officials will recognize Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards as one of the many B.C. businesses to receive a Canada Job Grant.

Wednesday, May 20 2015

Raytheon Company's Standard Missile-6 program has moved from low-rate to full-rate production, clearing the path for significantly increased production numbers and focus on further cost-reduction opportunities. SM-6 is a surface-to-air supersonic missile capable of successfully engaging manned and unmanned aerial vehicles and fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. It also defends against land-attack and anti-ship cruise missiles in flight.

Monday, May 18 2015

An H125 rotorcraft chartered by the Airbus Helicopters Foundation has joined rescue activity in Northern Chile’s Atacama Desert region, where the heaviest rainfall in 80 years has caused massive flooding and landslides. With support provided by Airbus Helicopters representatives in Chile, the Santiago-based H125 from Transporte Aereo Albatros Ltda. was flown to the affected zone, where it began transporting search and rescue personnel. This rotorcraft has also been available for flights to locate those trapped or isolated by the natural disaster.

Monday, May 18 2015

DCNS has just obtained a contract for providing through life support (TLS) until 2020 to the six nuclear-fueled attack submarines in service in the French National Navy and based in Toulon. Announced by the Fleet Support Department, the contract became effective 1 April 2015 to provide TLS to the entire fleet of nuclear attack submarines, which comprises six Rubis-type ships as well as preliminary servicing for Suffren, the First of Class of the Barracuda submarines.

Monday, May 18 2015

Seaspan Marine announced that Jenny Gethings has joined its team as Vice President, Business Development. Gethings has more than 25 years in the marine industry, including port operations and cargo logistics. She most recently served as Director of Global Projects for Schenker Canada, where she was responsible for numerous projects worldwide.

Sunday, May 17 2015

Germany announced it would buy at least 103 modernized Leopard 2s, reportedly bringing Germany's total number of tanks to at least 328. German Defence Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said the country will spend $23 million on this project, which includes upgrading A6 tanks to A7 capability. 

Thursday, May 14 2015

L-3 Brashear has delivered a High-Energy Laser Beam Director to Defence Research and Development Canada to enhance its mobile characterization and development lab. L-3 worked with leading scientists at DRDC to design and build a ruggedized HEL BD for use at open field test ranges. The trailer-mounted HEL BD includes a vision system, aiming aids, and a multi-kilowatt optical system, allowing the operator to adjust the spot size of the beam on target to evaluate the laser’s capabilities.

Thursday, Apr 23 2015

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has signed a contract with PWGSC for the supply of 7 Bell 412EPI helicopters to the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The C$155 million contract is part of the CCG’s Fleet Renewal Plan. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered in June 2016, with subsequent helicopters to be delivered every three months thereafter. This contract follows a CCG contract announced in May 2014 for 15 Bell 429 helicopters (the first of which was delivered in March 2015).

Monday, Apr 20 2015

Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded the implementation subcontract (valued at more than C$170M) as command and surveillance system integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new class of Patrol Ships, by Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) Prime Contractor, Irving Shipbuilding.

Tuesday, Apr 14 2015

Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded the implementation subcontract (valued at more than C$170M) as command and surveillance system integrator for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new class of Patrol Ships, by Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) Prime Contractor, Irving Shipbuilding. As one of Irving’s Tier 1 suppliers for delivering the AOPS vessels as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for key integration of data and information sources to increase the ships’ situational awareness and provide command, control and decision support at all levels of command for the new vessels.

Wednesday, Apr 08 2015

Provincial Aerospace and Airbus Defence and Space sign letter of intent to explore the extension of their relationship beyond the Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program. From left: Simon Jacques (Airbus Defence and Space, Canada), Pablo Molina (Airbus Defence and Space Military Aircraft Canada), Derek Scott (Provincial Aerospace) and Richard Poole (Provincial Aerospace) sign a letter of intent to facilitate the exploration of extending their relationship internationally.

Tuesday, Mar 31 2015

Provincial Aerospace and Airbus Defence and Space sign letter of intent to explore the extension of their relationship beyond the Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program. From left: Simon Jacques (Airbus Defence and Space, Canada), Pablo Molina (Airbus Defence and Space Military Aircraft Canada), Derek Scott (Provincial Aerospace) and Richard Poole (Provincial Aerospace) sign a letter of intent to facilitate the exploration of extending their relationship internationally. 

Monday, Mar 23 2015