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Twin Otter aircraft prepares to take off from Resolute Bay
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28 Mar - CC-138 Twin Otter aircraft prepares to take off from Resolute Bay, Nunavut during Operation Nanook-Nunalivut

Photo: MCpl Charles A. Stephen
Seychelles’ military visits HMCS Regina
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22 Mar - Members of the Seychelles’ military join training session HMCS Regina's Naval Tactical Operations Group detachment during Op Artemis.

Photo: MCpl PJ Letourneau
Responds to a simulated fire on HMCS Shawinigan
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15 March - Crew member from HMCS Shawinigan responds to a simulated fire during Operation Projection West Africa.

Photo: Cpl David Veldman
Testing BlackJack, a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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14 Mar - Member of 4th Artillery Regiment prepares to test BlackJack, a Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at CFB Gagetown in Blissville, New-Brunswick.

Photo: Cpl Genevieve Lapointe
CH-148 Cyclone helicopter
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9 Feb - CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, RAPTOR, fires off self-defence flares while conducting flying operations during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: MS Jean-François Martineau
Able Seaman Edgar Sangalang of HMCS Regina conducts propulsion maintenance
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25 Feb - Able Seaman Edgar Sangalang of HMCS Regina conducts maintenance on the propulsion diesel engine during Operation Projection Asia Pacific.

Photo: Cpl Stuart Evans
CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 439 Combat Support Squadron SAR team
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22 Feb - a CH-146 Griffon helicopter from 439 Combat Support Squadron, Bagotville on exercise Sapin Polaire with members of the Search and Rescue (SAR) team onboard.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
Members of Régiment du Saguenay cross Lac-St-Jean during Exercise Sapin Polaire
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22 Feb - Members of Régiment du Saguenay cross Lac-St-Jean during Exercise Sapin Polaire on Lac St-Jean, Québec.

Photo: Cpl Dominic Duchesne-Beaulieu
Piraeus Greece
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15 Feb - Cdr Martin Fluet and his Command Team greet members of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 as they board HMCS Toronto in Piraeus, Greece.

Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger
Asterix prepares to conduct a Replenishment at Sea
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21 Feb – NRU Asterix prepares to conduct a Replenishment at Sea with HMCS Regina during Operation Projection in the Pacific Ocean.

Photo: Cpl Stuart Evans
Supplies to Côte d'Ivoire
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24 Feb – LCdr Teri Share, Captain of HMCS Shawinigan presents school staff of with a donation of supplies while at Port in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire during Operation Projection West Africa.

Photo: Cpl Angela Gore
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6 Feb – CH-148 Cyclone helicopter from HMCS Toronto's Air Detachment flies alongside the ship for flight operations during Operation Reassurance.

Photo: MCpl Manuela Berger
Task-Force Mali on patrol
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5 Feb – Members of Task-Force Mali receive orders in preparation for a patrol during Operation Presence-Mali.

Photo: Cpl François Charest
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IN THE NEWS

Apr 18

For now the U.S. Army has decided not to buy the next variant of the CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopter for the conventional force and a key Army leader has indicated that decision could change down the road while another said there’s no going back.

Apr 18

North Korea has test-fired a "new-type tactical guided weapon," its state media announced Thursday, a move that could be an attempt to register the country's displeasure with deadlocked nuclear talks with the United States without causing those coveted negotiations to collapse.

Apr 18

This week, DND released the 2018 Surgeon General Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces and VAC published their 2018 Veteran Suicide Mortality Study.

Apr 18

The world’s next hot spot theoretically could be its coldest. Atop the globe, the Arctic expanse is a new frontier for the United States and friends to fortify against an aggressive, ambitious Russia.

Apr 18

Lawyers for Vice-Admiral Mark Norman and the federal government argued Wednesday over the words of Canada's top bureaucrat during the SNC-Lavalin affair as the suspended military officer's team pressed for access to secret government emails and memos.

Apr 17

Charles Bouchard today announced his decision to retire as Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin Canada effective 30 April 2019.

Apr 17

A Halifax councillor tried, and failed, on Tuesday to cut $500,000 of funding for an armoured police vehicle. "It would be shocking to me to allow the militarization of our police in Halifax," said Coun. Shawn Cleary.

Apr 17

U.S. Air Forces Central Command said in a release that F-35A Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Wing and the 419th Fighter Wing, both at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates Monday.

Apr 17

Federal lawyers have signalled a partial surrender in their fight with Vice-Admiral Mark Norman's lawyers to keep the contents of some federal documents and memos secret during his trial.

Apr 16

Canada has formally joined a German-French coalition aimed at saving the international world order from destruction by various world dictators and autocrats – and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Apr 16

Boeing has been awarded US$14.3 billion to support and upgrade the B-52 Stratofortress and B-1B Lancer bombers over the next decade. Work will be performed in Oklahoma and is expected to be complete by 11 April 2029.

Apr 16

India and UK have renewed a memorandum of understanding on defence equipment cooperation. This comes after a bilateral defence and security equipment talks in London last week, the two nations agreed to re-double efforts to identify mutual defence and security capability needs and collaborate on solutions.

Apr 16

A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris’ soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, threatening one of the greatest architectural treasures of the Western world as tourists and Parisians looked on aghast from the streets below.

Apr 16

For those who love a man, or woman, in uniform, the Army Ball was the place to be on Saturday night as Canada’s military came dressed in their finest for the black-tie gala held at Gatineau's Hilton Lac-Leamy.

Apr 15

The U.S. military is returning to the era of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policies, said troops and LGBT+ groups, as new rules that will ban most openly transgender people from serving came into effect on Friday.

Apr 15

Defence IQ had the opportunity to talk to the Commander of the Canadian Army Doctrine & Training Centre, Major General Stephen Cadden, about the modernization of the Canadian training program and the importance of industry in delivering the right solutions.

Apr 15

The leader of India‘s Sikh-majority Punjab state has slammed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party after the federal government removed direct references to Sikh extremism in a recent terrorism threat report.

Apr 15

In an Ottawa courthouse, where daily law-and-order dramas play out before judges, one court proceeding now underway could land on Justin Trudeau’s doorstep just as Canadians get ready to go to the polls.

Apr 15

The politically charged competition to replace Canada's aging fleet of fighter jets will rocket forward at the end of May as the federal government releases a long-anticipated, full-fledged tender call.

Apr 15

The RCAF’s fleet of C-130J aircraft have been dogged with problems in recent years, once prompting a warning about aircraft availability. There have been problems getting enough parts for the transport aircraft fleet, forcing the RCAF to use wheels and tire assemblies from older Hercules on the new planes.

Apr 12

Less than a decade after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to turn his country into a top-five global cybersecurity power, Israel is recognized worldwide as a cybersecurity innovation hub that continues to produce not only some of the best products and services – but the best minds.

Apr 12

Sudan's state-run broadcaster says Defence Minister Awad Mohammed Ibn Auf is being sworn in as head of a new military council that will run the country for two years. The move is being taken after the military ousted autocratic President Omar al-Bashir on Thursday following nearly four months of expanding protests.

Apr 12

The Supreme Court of Canada will not delve into the multibillion-dollar sale of Canadian-made light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. The high court gave no reason for refusing to hear an appeal from University of Montreal law professor Daniel Turp, who has pursued the issue for years.

Apr 12

Canadians have wildly diverging views on banning handguns and assault-style firearms, says a newly released summary of federal consultations.

Apr 11

Boarding team from HMCS Regina has seized 2,569 kilograms of hashish while deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of Operation Artemis, which is Canada's contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in Middle Eastern and East African waters.

ISSUES & IDEAS

Louis Cuppens's picture

As the 75th anniversary of D-Day approaches, I ponder what impact this event has, and will continue to have on Canadian society. 

Scott Newark's picture

Independence, transparency, and de-politicization are achievable improvements that can be made in the wake of the SNC-Lavalin case. Scott Newark examines and itemizes changes the government can implement to prevent similar scandals from erupting. 

Ken Pole's picture

The defence portion of the 2019 federal Budget includes renewing the Government's Middle East Strategy, and the security portion suggests changes to the business model of the Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA).

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