Upgrade for Arctic Surveillance

February 1, 2019 – Raytheon Canada Limited and the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies’ Space Flight Lab (UTIAS SFL) under the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology (S&T) Program for a total of $46.2 million. Raytheon Canada Limited has been awarded a contract for $31.2 million for the construction of transmit and receive electronics for a study of over-the-horizon radar detection at long range. A contract for $15 million has also been awarded to UTIAS SFL for the development of a prototype of a multipurpose microsatellite…

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Sonar Upgrade for Halifax Class

The Minister of Rural Economic Development announced the award of two contracts valued at $186 million to General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada to upgrade and maintain underwater sensors installed in the modernized Halifax-class frigates. The majority of this work will occur in Canada, creating and maintaining about 120 highly skilled jobs while supporting the continued growth and competitive advantage of the underwater sensor industrial capabilities in Canada. As a result of this investment, the Halifax-class frigates will be able to detect quieter targets at increased ranges. In addition, improved automation will…

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Sexual Assault Charges Against Halifax Sailor

February 1, 2019 – Yesterday, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with sexual assault under the Criminal Code and other charges under the National Defence Act (NDA). The charges relate to reported incidents while aboard HMCS KINGSTON between February and March of 2018 during Operation PROJECTION. Incidents involved another member of the CAF. Leading Seaman Trevor Michael Brenton, a Regular Force member with HMCS Moncton, though currently serving with Fleet Diving Unit (FDU) (Atlantic) faces the following charges. • Two…

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