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(2021,
issue news)
FRONTLINE

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.

(2021,
issue 1)
FRONTLINE

FrontLine has gathered the key industry leaders in the defence and national security sectors. These are the project primes and specialized subcontractors that provide Top Quality solutions for the critical missions of the Canadian Armed Forces.

(2021,
FRONTLINE

Morocco and Israel already benefit from increased economic cooperation, bilateral tourism, and warm people-to-people relations. Now, with the signing of a groundbreaking defence MOU, the two countries are in the process of developing a project to produce attack drones in the kingdom

(2021,
FRONTLINE

Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, and acting CDS General Wayne Eyre, held several bilateral meetings at the 13th annual edition of the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) on November 19 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

(2021,
FRONTLINE

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.

(2021,
FRONTLINE

Another milestone was reached today in the arrival of the RCN’s future fleet with the delivery of the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke. She will remain docked at the Halifax Dockyard while post-acceptance work and final ship preparation work are completed. A naming ceremony for the ship is expected to be held later in 2021, with a formal commissioning ceremony expected in fall 2022.

(2021,
FRONTLINE

According to a report by GlobalData, the Turkish Government’s defence expenditure is set to steadily increase between 2019 and 2025 as the government prioritizes its defence industry and attempts to re-join the F-35 program.

(2021,
FRONTLINE

Conservative MP Derek Sloan was kicked out of the Conservative caucus today, sending a strong message to right wing extremists that leader Erin O’Toole will not tolerate the types of "destructive behaviour" exhibited by the MP who, among other things, had accepted donations from an avowed white supremacist. This follows a decision last week to distance the party from Rebel News, a provocative far-right media group.

(2021,
FRONTLINE

Vice-Admiral Craig Baines assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy from Vice-Admiral Art McDonald this afternoon in a virtual change of command ceremony presided over by General Jonathan Vance, outgoing Chief of the Defence Staff, at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.

(2020,
issue 00)
FRONTLINE

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.

(2020,
issue 00)
FRONTLINE

Rheinmetall Canada has recently expanded to take over production of Germany-based Rheinmetall Group’s Mobile Start Units. MSUs have both military and commercial applications and a broad international appeal, thus bolstering Canada’s presence as an engineering leader.

(2020,
issue 00)
FRONTLINE

Accenture has a groundbreaking new C4ISR solution for Defence and Public Safety organizations. Establishing, managing and maintaining complex and sensitive communications networks are highly challenging tasks bridged by the TEN XR system.

(2020,
issue 00)
FRONTLINE

By providing government and law enforcement agencies with a unique combination of services, weaponry and equipment, from enhanced tactical clothing to firearms, ammunition, optics and electro-optics, Beretta Defense Technologies can match every operational need to cover a wide range of complex scenarios.

(2020,
issue 00)
FRONTLINE

Focused on delivering connected solutions that ensure their military, government and civilian customers can successfully complete their most complex and critical missions, Collins Aerospace continues to innovate in areas such as communications; data links and assured navigation; missionized systems for specialized aircraft and spacecraft; collaborative ISR; and more.

(2020,
issue 00)
FRONTLINE

The Government of Canada is currently investing in infrastructure to provide defence scientists with modern (and green) facilities to continue cutting-edge defence research well into the future. The first to benefit is the Valcartier Research Centre, where construction began in October 2020.

(2020,
FRONTLINE

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.

(2019,
issue 4)
FRONTLINE

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.

(2019,
issue 3a)
FRONTLINE

Two companies have joined to create and implement a solution that can help prevent unnecessary amputations for veterans, the elderly, diabetics, and other wound victims. This emerging wound care therapy heals limbs previously scheduled for amputation, but is not yet approved for Canada.

(2019,
issue 3a)
FRONTLINE

This internationally recognized systems integrator creates technologically advanced, fully customized solutions for the global defence and security market. Its highly intuitive, smartphone-like soldier system interface is packed with mission-critical capabilities.

(2019,
issue 3a)
FRONTLINE

This competition is designed to promote and develop Canadian expertise and experience in unmanned systems technologies at the university and college levels. This year's challenge relates to sending emergency medial supplies to remote communities. Registration closes on 8 November 2019.

(2019,
FRONTLINE

On August 8 through 11, the Ceremonial Guard will conduct military training in the vicinity of the Shirleys Bay Boat Launch located in Ottawa's West end at the intersection of Rifle Road and Shirley Boulevard. The training will involve soldiers swimming in the water and participating in boating exercises.

(2018,
issue 7)
FRONTLINE

These state-of-the-art marine-sector innovations will be impacting modern navies around the world for decades to come, increasing efficiencies in a highly digital future.

(2018,
issue 7)
FRONTLINE

Cutting edge exhibition designs turn heads and attract traffic. This award-winning company can make your next trade event a show-stopper.

(2018,
issue 7)
FRONTLINE

HENSOLDT is a global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics, HENSOLDT provides naval forces with unprecedented sensor capabilities.

(2018,
issue 7)
FRONTLINE

A global leader in the delivery of end-to-end managed clothing solutions, Logistik has been at the forefront of providing advanced military apparel for more than two decades.

(2018,
issue 7)
FRONTLINE

The world’s fourth industrial revolution is looming, and despite the potential for disruption, Thales believes that technology can make the world a safer place.

(2018,
issue 7)
FRONTLINE

Innovative technologies and solutions from Prod360 provide peace of mind to military and first responder organizations responsible for public safety and security.

(2018,
issue 5a)
FRONTLINE

Alion Science and Technology, along with its subsidiary Alion Canada, has teamed with Atlas Elektronik and Hensoldt Sensors to submit a bid based on the Dutch De Zeven Provinciën Air Defence and Command (LCF) frigate design.

(2018,
issue 5a)
FRONTLINE

Led by Lockheed Martin Canada as the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI), this team includes BAE Systems Canada contributing the Type 26 Global Combat Ship design, with support from other well-known Canadian companies and subsidiaries including CAE, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics.

(2018,
issue 5a)
FRONTLINE

Navantia of Spain has teamed up with Systems Integrator Saab Australia. Their proposal is based on the F105 frigate design, which is in-service with the Spanish and Australian navies. Several Canadian engineering companies are also teamed up on this bid.

(2018,
issue 5)
FRONTLINE

The Canadian Surface Combatant program is the largest and most complex procurement to be undertaken by the Canadian Government to date. This program intends to replace the existing frigates and the now-retired destroyers with a fleet of 15 versatile new warships. Let’s look at each of the bidders, the proposed designs, and their teams.

(2018,
issue 3)
FRONTLINE

MDA, Raytheon, Naval Group, Lockheed Martin Canada, MBDA

(2017,
issue 5)
FRONTLINE

CEO Bruce Samuelson recently spoke with FrontLine about the challenges of designing a warship and the unique skills and knowledge that Alion brings to this project.

(2017,
issue 5)
FRONTLINE

Airbus Helicopters, BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA, and Ultra Electronics

(2017,
issue 4)
FRONTLINE

The EU, Netherlands, Norway, Mannarino, BMT, Seaspan, Naval Group, Rheinmetall, UTC, Rockwell Collins, CAF, and the Governor General.

(2017,
issue 2)
FRONTLINE

China, Finland (Atlas Elektronik, Saab, and Lockheed Martin Canada approved to bid), French FREMM, In Memoriam.

(2017,
issue 1)
FRONTLINE

DND. CCG, Seaspan, RCN, PSPC, DRS, RCAF, Nortrax, New Zealand Trade, Virtual Marine, Invest Ottawa, Valley Associates, Wounded Warriors, and Lockheed Martin.

(2017,
FRONTLINE

Seaspan Ferries has added the second of two new dual-fuelled/hybrid ferries to its fleet. Seaspan Reliant, the new state-of-the-art LNG-fuelled vessel, arrived in BC after the long voyage from Sedef Shipyard in Turkey.

(2016,
issue 6)
FRONTLINE

“Who’s Where” and “Industry Notes”. General Belzile (1933-2016)

(2016,
issue 4)
FRONTLINE

In Memoriam; Who’s Where in Industry and DND; and Change of Commands in the Canadian Armed Forces.

(2016,
issue 3)
FRONTLINE

Who's Where, Defence Industry Notes; new Nortrax facility; GE to power Japan's Aegis destroyers.

(2016,
issue 2)
FRONTLINE

Who's Where, Defence Industry Notes; Gregg Centre Combat Training Centre; Arctic News. 

(2016,
issue 1)
FRONTLINE

Defence industry notes and DND appointments.

(2015,
issue 6)
FRONTLINE

Where are they now?

(2015,
issue 5)
FRONTLINE

Read about the latest movements of aerospace and defence business executives in influential positions. Contact us to add to our next edition. 

(2015,
issue 4)
FRONTLINE

Read about the latest movements of aerospace and defence business executives in influential positions. Contact us to add to our next edition. 

(2010,
issue 6)
FRONTLINE

News from companies and militaries.