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Posted on Jun 30, 2022

A prototype contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate’s Simulation & Technology Assessment Branch has been awarded to CAE USA. The prototype is part of an initiative with the Space Technology Advanced Research – Fast-tracking Innovative Software and Hardware or STAR-FISH.

Posted on Jun 29, 2022

Volatus Aerospace signed an agreement on 27 June 2022 to provide ongoing Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) technical skills training to Moose Cree First Nation members. The training activity will take place in the Moose Cree community and Volatus will mentor to develop critical skills and infrastructure for a robust RPAS business servicing the community.

Posted on Jun 28, 2022

The Sikorsky division of Lockheed Martin has secured a five-year contract to supply up to 255 H-60M Black Hawk utility helicopters for the U.S. Army and export customers. The initial part of the contract is for 120 aircraft at $2.3 billion with an option for 135 more which could bring the total value to $4.4 billion.

Posted on Jun 12, 2022

Lockheed Martin has confirmed the successful completion of contracted Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) obligations – valued at just over $425 million – associated with three Canadian programs. A total of 93 Canadian businesses, colleges and universities benefited from their inclusion in these programs.

Posted on Jun 10, 2022

Defence Minister Anita Anand announced today that 229 new cutting edge multi-calibre bolt-action sniper rifles are on their way to the Canadian Army. This successful procurement milestone represents the final major piece of Canada’s Sniper Systems project. The contract, valued at $2.6 million was awarded to Stoeger Canada.

Posted on Jun 4, 2022

Saudi Arabia has expressed its interest in the immediate purchase of some Israeli made air defence systems. According to an Israeli senior defence source there are advanced negotiations about some of the systems. In recent weeks, media coverage of Israel's ties with Saudi Arabia has increased ahead of US President Biden's possible visit to Saudi Arabia during his Middle East visit in late June.

Posted on May 31, 2022

Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Te Mana began the long voyage home today after completing modernization at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards in British Columbia.

Posted on May 31, 2022

Adapting to the challenges of modern air warfare, air defence systems, such as the BARAK MX from IAI, provide optimized coverage against all known threats including from manned or unmanned aircraft, missiles, or loitering weapons.

Posted on May 5, 2022

Maritime search and rescue is a critical component of the CAF mandate to protect the safety and security of Canadians. Operationalization of the new fleet of 16 new CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue sensor-equipped aircraft has been delayed to the 2025-2026 timeframe.

Posted on May 4, 2022

The German Bundeswehr is tapping Rheinmetall's training expertise, particularly with augmented reality (AR), for training Air Force maintainer personnel in the A400M military transport aircraft. Rheinmetall will supply training rigs and state-of-the-art augmented reality systems for maintenance training on the A400M aircraft.

Posted on Oct 6, 2021

Canada's Logistics Vehicle Modernization project is is intended to revitalize the Canadian Army’s light and heavy logistics vehicle capabilities. Rheinmetall Canada, Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV), and Navistar Defence Canada have formed “Team 45°North” in bid to win the LMV project. With extensive experience in both logistics vehicle solutions and in the execution of complex defence projects, Team 45⁰N offers a low-risk, high-quality solution for Canada.

Posted on Sep 27, 2021

The U.S. Army has awarded contracts worth a total of $345.2 million to three companies for 7,461 tactical radios to enhance operations in contested dynamic combat environments. The procurement is seen by leaders as critical due to concerns that enemies could jam legacy technologies.

Posted on Jul 14, 2021

A contract from Boeing will see CAE UK providing Poseidon MRA1 training support services to the Royal Air Force. The initial five-year contract will provide a range of instructors and console operators to support the delivery of training at the Boeing-built Poseidon Strategic Facility located at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland.

Posted on Jul 12, 2021

Ultra has been awarded six contracts by Canada’s Department of National Defence Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program. The IDEaS program seeks innovative solutions to assist acoustic sensor operators to rapidly and accurately detect, classify, locate, and track underwater contacts. Next generation Anti-Submarine Warfare is one of Ultra’s strategic technology development areas.

Posted on May 29, 2021

Adapting to the challenges of modern air warfare, air defense systems, such as the BARAK MX from IAI, provide optimized coverage against all known threats including from manned or unmanned aircraft, missiles, or loitering weapons.

Posted on May 29, 2022

Adapting to the challenges of modern air warfare, air defense systems, such as the BARAK MX from IAI, provide optimized coverage against all known threats including from manned or unmanned aircraft, missiles, or loitering weapons.

Posted on May 20, 2021

Israel Aerospace Industries has supported a variety of military procurements in Canada, and has established proven protocols for technology transfer, such as for the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) program. IAI is offering its latest generation Heron TP to L3Harris as part of the Team Artemis RPAS bid to Canada.

Posted on May 7, 2021

The government has restarted the contract for two new Coast Guard icebreakers. The largest ships in the Coast Guard fleet, they will play a critical role in enabling the Canadian Coast Guard to patrol and protect Canada's 243,000 km of coastline.

Posted on Apr 27, 2021

In anticipation of Canada's Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Request for Proposal (RFP), Team Artemis has stepped up with powerful Heron TP capabilities that are ideally suited for Canadian requirements.

Posted on Apr 2, 2021

Airbus has been qualified by the Government of Canada as a bidder for the Strategic Tanker Transport Capability (STTC) project, a procurement process launched to replace the RCAF Airbus A310MRTT (CC-150 Polaris) multirole tanker fleet.