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Posted on Oct 22, 2020

The Israeli-developed EZ Raider electric-powered personal transportation system for security personnel and soldiers will soon have an autonomous version for added capability of transporting soldiers or security personnel and equipment through rough and off-road terrains.

Posted on Sep 30, 2020

Canada and Western allies need to accelerate the integration of emerging technologies to mitigate the growing threat of “grey zone” conflict, says a new report from QinetiQ. This report provides six strategic defence and security recommendations to help governments significantly review their defence spending and priorities in ways that will allow them to keep pace with the changing nature of warfare.

Posted on Sep 25, 2020

The RCAF marked the arrival of the first aircraft of its future fixed-wing search and rescue fleet. The new fleet will be called Kingfisher. The CC-295 Kingfisher fleet will be based at four locations across Canada, in Comox, Trenton, Greenwood, and Winnipeg. The aircraft will arrive in phases as crews are trained in turn at each location.

Posted on May 2, 2020

Quebec-based Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a $78 million contract to design and equip a sophisticated, multi-mission, indoor and outdoor training facility in a Middle Eastern country incorporating the latest virtual and live-fire equipment.

Posted on Mar 12, 2020

Unisync Group has just been awarded the contract for managed uniform solutions for the Canadian Coast Guard. Initially estimated at $1.6 million per annum, the MCSC is for an initial term of three years with two two-year extension options.

Posted on Oct 8, 2019

Purchased by the Government of Canada for the RCAF fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft replacement program, the new aircraft showed off its final livery today. The bright yellow paint scheme provides high visibility for those in the air and on the ground.

Posted on Jul 31, 2019

John Turner will join Seaspan Shipyards as Vice President, Government Relations on 19 August 2019. 

Posted on Jul 8, 2019

The first Airbus C295 purchased for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program, completed its maiden flight on 4 July. Delivery is expected by the end of this year, when the RCAF will begin operational testing.

Posted on Jun 10, 2019

United Technologies Corp and Raytheon on Sunday agreed to an all-share merger that will create a new aerospace and defence giant and challenge the industry’s longstanding pecking order. On completion of the deal, UTC shareholders will control 57% of the new group and will control eight of the 15 board seats.

Posted on May 20, 2019

A Canadian-made jet delivered to a U.S.-based airline symbolizes the growing presence of Airbus in North America. The A220-100 aircraft was assembled in Mirabel and handed over to U.S.-based Delta Air Lines.
 

Posted on May 17, 2019

With a passion for innovation, Cleeve Technology specializes in the manufacturing and supply of electrical interconnect for the aerospace and defence industries.

Posted on Apr 17, 2019

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

Posted on Mar 31, 2019

The Brazillian Navy announced that the Águas Azuis Consortium (thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security, and Atech) has been selected as the preferrred bidder for the construction of four defense ships in Brazil’s Tamandaré Corvettes Class Program (CCT).

Posted on Mar 27, 2019

IBD Deisenroth, a world-renowned supplier of passive protection systems for military vehicles, has been purchased by Rheinmetall Group.

Posted on Mar 26, 2019

A major C4ISR Land Support contract has been awarded to Rheinmetall Canada by the Government of Canada.
 

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

Last Friday, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, announced three contracts totaling $48 million awarded to Winnipeg-based Magellan Aerospace, for LUU-2 illumination flares.

Posted on Mar 6, 2019

A formal strategic partnership between Hexagon and Frequentis is aimed at delivering outstanding control room solutions for a safer world.

Posted on Mar 4, 2019

Halifax based Bluedrop Training & Simulation has been awarded a contract by Seaspan Shipyards to provide advanced training systems for the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels destined for the Coast Guard.

Posted on Feb 21, 2019

PAL Aerospace will be incorporating a leading-edge optical search system that can detect small objects such as fishing buoys and people in the water over significant areas. This technology will be a boost for search and rescue, fisheries surveillance, counter narcotics or border protection efficiency.

Posted on Feb 16, 2019

Canadian companies are set to vie for attention and contracts as one of the world’s largest military trade shows kicks off this weekend in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.