Viking Plans World Demonstration Tour for Guardian 400 Twin Otter Special Missions Variant

May 29, 2019 – Today during the CANSEC Defence & Security show, Viking Air Limited of Victoria, British Columbia has announced its plans to hold a world demonstration tour for its Guardian 400 aircraft, the special missions variant of the Viking Series 400 Twin Otter. The world tour will include detailed briefings and demonstration flights in Europe, Africa, Middle East, India, South East Asia, Oceania, and North America. For the past six months, a production Series 400 Twin Otter has been undergoing modifications to transform into Viking’s Guardian 400 demonstrator…

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RCN Evaluating Collins Aerospace DIGAR GPS Anti-Jammer

May 28, 2019 – Collins Aerospace Systems has been selected by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) to provide its Digital GPS Anti-Jam Receiver (DIGAR) to evaluate anti-jam navigation capabilities for the RCN’s Halifax-class frigates. The RCN will test the DIGAR in a maritime environment for Assured Position, Navigation and Timing (APNT) during operations, part of a bigger trend across allies to mitigate navigation threats as adversaries become more advanced. “The DIGAR will provide the RCN the highest levels of GPS anti-jam protection available so they can navigate with accuracy and…

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OSI to Provide Thales Canada With New AOR Integrated Bridge System

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract with Thales Canada (Thales) to provide Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems (IBNS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Protecteur Class supply ship program, being built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY). “We are very pleased to be working with Thales and VSY and appreciate the opportunity to be part of this important project for the RCN,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. “These Defense projects will create high-quality jobs in Western Canada and directly support OSI’s international expansion strategy, generating…

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Rose Festival Fleet Week

Since the very beginning of the Rose Festival back in 1907, visiting ships and other fleet-related elements (like submarines) have been making their way to Portland’s waterfront. The City of Portland is known to be a favorite port of call for military (and non-military) visitors — and citizens enjoy making these visitors welcome! One of the purposes of Fleet Week has always been to celebrate and thank the active and reserve military personnel and all veterans. The Portland Rose Festival is extremely fortunate to be one of a few U.S.…

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Canadian UAVs to Receive PicoSAR Active Electronically Scanned Array

March 29, 2019 – At the CanSec exhibition (Ottawa, 29-30 May) Leonardo has announced that it has signed a multi-million Euro contract with prime contractor QinetiQ to provide a number of PicoSAR Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA, also known as ‘E-Scan’) radars. The radars will equip the new unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) aircraft that have been ordered by the Canadian Armed Forces. Designed and manufactured by Leonardo in Edinburgh, UK, PicoSAR will be employed by Canadian military units at sea and on land, for both domestic…

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Leonardo at Cansec

May 28, 2019 – With over 50 years of in Country activities, Leonardo contributes to the security and safety of Canada every day. Best in class AW101 Cormorant helicopters for the Search and Rescue service, weather and air traffic control radars and integrated communication systems are some of Leonardo’s products used by the armed forces and government agencies Leonardo will attend the CANSEC exhibition in Ottawa 29-30th May 2019, building on this strong heritage that includes longstanding collaborations with large Canadian primes and SMEs, a workforce of 400 highly skilled…

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Canada’s Leading Defense Companies Partner to Create Leadership Award for Women in STEM

Note: This originated in Quebec and no English language graphics were made available to the press. May 29, 2019 – As part of a valued partnership, L3 Technologies Canada, CAE Canada and Thales Canada have initiated the Canadian Industrial Leadership Award (CILA), a program that aims to invest in and develop future leaders in the aerospace, maritime, defence and security industries while promoting a more inclusive workforce. Women enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs at universities across Canada will be eligible to apply for this award, which…

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CAE to Begin Design Work for Type 26 Frigates

May 28, 2019 – On the eve of CANSEC, Canada’s global defence and security show, CAE announced it has been awarded a subcontract from Lockheed Martin Canada to begin work during the design phase of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ship program. During the design phase over the next several years, CAE will support combat systems training needs analysis and training media analysis that will contribute to the overall CSC training system design. In addition, CAE will provide human factors engineering and professional services to input to the design of…

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New CAE MAD-XR MAD System Enters Production

May 29, 2019 – Today at CANSEC, Canada’s global defence and security show, CAE announced the company has started production of the CAE Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) system. CAE also announced that the Government of Canada has purchased the first unit under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP). CAE MAD-XR is a highly sensitive magnetometer designed to sense changes in the earth’s magnetic field. Because of the size and weight of previous MAD systems, which CAE has produced for over 40 years, they were typically installed on large…

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