Press Releases


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 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.

Posted on Mar 3, 2021

This first order of the new CAMM-ER based air defence system for naval applications, from an undisclosed international customer, is capable of providing area defence against evolving airborne threats at ranges exceeding 40km. This order marks a new generation of Naval Based Air Defence systems.

Posted on Jan 14, 2021

As a long-time supplier of military technologies to Canada’s defense market, IAI has been investing in Canadian companies for over a decade. The largest defence and aerospace company in Israel, IAI’s inclusive philosophy of technology transfer has enhanced Canadian expertise and expanded potential export markets.

Posted on Jan 6, 2021

Rheinmetall will supply Germany with additional logistic vehicles – total volume tops €500 million, with almost €390 million coming from Germany’s pandemic recovery package.

Posted on Dec 21, 2020

With extended range and increased capabilities, the taskings of unmanned aerial systems now include sovereignty missions, observing the effects of climate change, patrolling borders and coastlines, and protecting troops in close combat – all while flying longer missions, carrying heavier payloads, and reaching higher altitudes. With the TP model, the IAI Heron family of multi-mission UAS has taken yet another technological leap forward.

Posted on Dec 8, 2020

Newer technologies have brought about significant changes in the threats being faced, driving nations to modernize their defences, which are becoming vulnerable to counter-attacks and countermeasures. IAI’s BARAK MX sets new standards for modern air defence capability.

Posted on Dec 4, 2020

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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.