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LS Victor Dule checks oil levels onboard HMCS Ville de Québec
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8 Oct - Leading Seaman Victor Dule checks oil levels in the engine space onboard HMCS Ville de Québec while sailing in the Mediterranean Sea during Op Reassurance.

Photo: MCpl André Maillet
RCN hosts guests from Turkish Naval Ship Orucreis
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9 Oct – During Op Reassurance, members of HMCS Ville de Québec speak with guests from Turkish Naval Ship Orucreis while sailing with NATO Standing Maritime Group 2 in the Mediterranean.

Photo: MCpl André Maillet
CA with FPBG Latvia await extraction
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7 Oct – Members of Duke's Coy with enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia, wait for extraction during Exercise Tomahawk Soaring at Meza Mackeviči Military Base, Latvia.

Photo: eFP BG ROTO 10 LATVIA
CF-188 Hornet aircraft in Romania
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6 Oct – Three CF-188 Hornet aircraft taxi the runway of Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
Soldiers and Police Forces from 12 countries participate in the annual Sniper competition at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick
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25 Sept - Soldiers and Police Forces from 12 countries participate in the annual international Sniper competition at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Photo: Cpl Genevieve Lapointe, Tactics School
RCAF F18 in Romania during Op Reassurance
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26 Sept – RCAF pilot lands at Airbase 86 Borcea in Romania as part of a joint exercise with the Romanian Air Force during Operation Reassurance,

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
Cdn Army to receive new trucks
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Sept 2018 – The Cdn Army is expecting to receive more than 1500 trucks, 300 trailers, and 150 armoured protection systems over the next two years.

Canadian Army Shadow Run at Camp Castor Mali
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15 Sept – Canadian Armed Forces members pose for a group photo during the Canadian Army Shadow Run at Camp Castor in Mali during Operation Presence.

Photo: Corporal Ken Beliwicz
Meinzinger visits Mali
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6 Sep – Commander of the RCAF, LGen Al Meinzinger visits with Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on Op Presence-Mali, Canada's contribution to the UN Mission in Mali.

Photo: Cpl Ken Beliwicz
CF Hornets in Romania
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1 Sept – CF-188 Hornet aircraft arrive at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania during Operation Reasurrance.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
SAR Helicopter deploys near Smithers BC
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3 Sep – WO Bill Kelland, a Search and Rescue Technician with Search and Rescue Standards and Evaluation Team, watches Griffon take off near Smithers, BC during Op Lentus.

Photo: Sgt Andrew Davis, 19 Wing Comox
Griffon flies in support of Op Lentus
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27 Aug - Capt Eileen Sudul (left) and Maj Alexia Hannam fly a Griffon helicopter through mountainous BC terrain in support of Op Lentus response to forest fires in the area.

Photo: Cpl Jeffrey Clement
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IN THE NEWS

Oct 23

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it's difficult to break Canada's deal to supply light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia because of the way the contract was negotiated by the previous Conservative government.

Oct 23

China has inaugurated a new alliance to promote collaboration across its military research, development, and manufacturing enterprises. The National Defence Science and Technology Innovation Strategic Alliance was launched in mid-October and recently publicized by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation.

Oct 23

As European shipbuilders prepare to transform their nations' rising military budgets into naval power, local priorities are acting as formidable forces against the integration of a fragmented market.

Oct 23

The case of Vice Admiral Mark Norman was back in the House of Commons on Monday with questions about former journalist James Cudmore and when he was offered a job in Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s office.

Oct 23

After a series in the Toronto Star on the growing national threat of right-wing extremism – garnering an admission from the Canadian military that neo-Nazis are indeed in uniform – Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan acknowledged the department is taking the issue seriously.

Oct 23

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he’s willing to freeze exports of armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia, as the opposition presses the federal government to follow Germany’s lead in suspending military shipments to the kingdom over the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Oct 23

The Canadian Coast Guard says three "interim" icebreakers that were recently purchased without a competition will be used for the next 15 to 20 years. But, Coast Guard officials are playing down concerns about the state of their aging fleet – and the challenges in building replacements.

Oct 22

A lack of sailors has meant four British warships have not spent a day at sea in 2018, new data has revealed. A U.K. National Audit Office report in April showed that the British Royal Navy suffered a manpower shortage of 16 per cent in 2016/17.

Oct 22

Defence Minister Sajjan says the federal Liberal government is taking a wait-and-see approach following the suspected murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

Oct 22

The federal government and Lockheed Martin are preparing to launch high-stakes negotiations after the U.S. defence giant was given the first shot at a contract to design Canada’s $60-billion fleet of new warships.

Oct 22

The Trump administration is moving to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, per multiple reports, removing a key arms control treaty between the United States and Russia.

Oct 22

Germany is freezing arms exports to Saudi Arabia as Riyadh faces a growing chorus of international condemnation over the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in its Istanbul consulate and near-universal disbelief over the kingdom’s shifting explanations for his death.

Oct 21

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is urging Ottawa to cancel a $15-billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia. “We’ve got a regime which has got a serious record of horrible human rights violations against its own people,” Singh told CTV News.

Oct 20

DND says Canadian fighter jets in Romania have intercepted a Russian military aircraft that was approaching NATO airspace over the Black Sea. Two CF-18s were scrambled Thursday after NATO detected the Russian SU-27 Flanker operating near Romania, where Canada has had five fighter jets and 135 military personnel.

Oct 19

The Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. have identified Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. as the preferred bidder to provide the design and design team for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Canadian Surface Combatants.

Oct 19

During orientation flights with US Navy pilots, Airbus Helicopters will demonstrate H135 capabilities as potential future Navy helicopter trainer during USN Fly-In event 22-26 October 2018.

Oct 19

Canada's top general is taking no comfort from the fact that the number of sexual assaults reported to military authorities more than doubled last year, after suggestions the increase represented a sign of progress in the fight against such behaviour.

Oct 19

President Donald Trump threatened on Thursday to deploy the military and close the southern U.S. border if Mexico does not halt a caravan of Central America migrants heading north, raising the risk of huge disruptions to trade.

Oct 19

Canada’s top general is overhauling military morale-boosting tours after an internal investigation uncovered the extent of the problems with a 2017 trip to Latvia that resulted in a sexual-assault charge against a former NHL player.

Oct 19

Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan, a former detective with the Vancouver police, sat down with Postmedia News to discuss how legalization will affect the Canadian Armed Forces and the broader impacts it will have on Canadian society.

Oct 19

Defence industry officials are preparing for an announcement Friday revealing the “preferred bidder” for the $60 billion Canadian Surface Combatant program. Irving Shipbuilding and PSPC are expected to name the consortium which scored the highest with their bid to provide the 15 new warships for the Royal Canadian Navy.

Oct 19

The three top officials in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province were killed when their own guards opened fire on them at a security conference Thursday, the deputy provincial governor said, and a Taliban spokesman said the target was Washington’s top general in Afghanistan, Scott Miller, who escaped without injury, according to NATO.

Oct 19

Cyber threats to Canada’s federal election in 2019 are coming fast and furious, surprising even the intelligence agency tasked with monitoring and combating the issue, and politicians and political parties are the target, a House of Commons committee heard on Thursday.

Oct 18

In the face of new challenges, Germany is recommitting itself to the Nato alliance. But what will playing a more central military role mean to a country that has often been accused of reluctance about its armed forces?

Oct 18

In a surprise announcement, U.S. President Donald Trump has called for government spending to be cut 5 percent across every federal department, leaving next year’s military budget in confusion.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Ottawa Citizen's picture

True story: it takes about 39 govt workers and 300 emails to buy a few TVs for ISED.

Louis Cuppens's picture

Our government has managed to avoid major issues of security. The duty to protect should be of paramount concern, but seems to be getting scant attention.

ANGUS REID's picture

Half of Canadians say the 2018 immigration target of 310,000 is too high. About 30% see that number as about right, while the rest say it is either too low (6%) or they are unsure (14%).

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