Construction launched on third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship built by Irving Shipbuilding

During a ceremony today in Dartmouth, start of construction on the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Max Bernays. Today’s announcement represents an important milestone for Irving Shipbuilding Inc., the Government of Canada, and the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which will deliver both large and small ships, as well as ship repair, refit and maintenance.

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Boeing Statement on ITC Hearing RE: Bombardier’s Harm to U.S. Industry

The Boeing Company released the following statement regarding today’s public hearing at the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Bombardier’s illegal business practices with its C Series aircraft and how those practices have harmed U.S. domestic industry. “Boeing brought this case seeking enforcement of U.S. trade law, which mirrors the widely-accepted rules of international trade adopted by most WTO member nations, including Canada. The resulting Department of Commerce and ITC investigations are part of a longstanding, transparent, and rigorous fact-based process for resolving precisely these sorts of commercial trade disputes. Today’s…

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HMS Terror Added to the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site

HMS Terror has been added to the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site, ensuring additional legal protection for the wreck site under the Canada National Parks Act. The inclusion of HMS Terror in the national historic site was done based on the recommendation of the Franklin Interim Advisory Committee.  HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were the two vessels of the 1845 Franklin Expedition to locate the Northwest Passage. The location of the ships had been a mystery for over 150 years, but Inuit knowledge provided information…

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RFI for YTB Replacement Issued

RFI – Naval Large Tugs (W8472-185713 A) Friday, December 15, 2017 11:28 AM The following statistics are only for the English page and are provided in close to real time. To calculate the total activity for a tender notice, you will need to add the English and French statistics. Trade Agreement: Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: N/A – P&A/LOI Only Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: RFI – Naval Large Tugs W8472-185713/A Lamothe, Brenda Telephone No.…

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RCAF Hornet Demo Team to fly at RNAS Yeovilton Air Day

One of the world’s most dynamic and powerful solo fast jet displays becomes RNAS Yeovilton International Air Day’s first confirmed flying participant. The Royal Canadian Air Force’s CF-18 Hornet Demonstration Team is making its first UK appearance in ten years and its first Air Day visit in decades. Canada’s display Hornet is just part of the substantial international line-up now taking shape as discussions with various nations progress. The twin-engined, twin-tailed Hornet is a potent modern day multirole fighter that Canada has operated since the early 1980s.

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Australian companies in bid for Canadian ships

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today congratulated two Australian companies for their inclusion in a bid, led by Navantia, for the Canadian Surface Combatant program. Minister Pyne said if successful, CEA Technologies will supply world-class radar technology and SAAB Australia will deliver combat system integration capabilities. “The inclusion of both these companies and their technologies in Navantia’s bid is a vote of confidence in the capabilities of Australia’s defence industry,” he said. “It demonstrates confidence in the Australian Government’s commitment to building a sovereign shipbuilding industry.…

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RCN helps keep over nine tonnes of cocaine off the streets on Operation CARIBBE

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is wrapping up deployments on Operation CARIBBE for 2017. Working collaboratively with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and the United States-led Joint Interagency Task Force South (JIATFS) over the past year, the CAF directly supported the ongoing multinational campaign to disrupt illicit trafficking. Three Royal Canadian Navy maritime coastal defence vessels and a Royal Canadian Air Force CP-140 Aurora long-range patrol aircraft deployed to regions in the eastern Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Saskatoon, Nanaimo, and Moncton, along with…

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Canadian NORAD Region announces Santa’s escort pilots and trackers

The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) marks its 62nd year of tracking Saint Nicholas’ yuletide journey from the North Pole with the naming of its escort pilots, maintainers and tracking crews for the high-profile assignment. Captain Pierre-David Boivin and Captain Pierre-Claude Quirion were selected from 3 Wing Bagotville, Que., as Santa’s escort pilots. Sergeant Marc-André David is the maintainer supporting the CF-18 Hornet pilots. This year’s team from 3 Wing belongs to 433 Tactical Fighter Squadron. Santa’s escort pilots from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta., are Lieutenant-Colonel Forrest Rock and Captain…

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CF-18s Conduct Air Defense Exercise Along With Romanian MiG-21s for FS Guépratte

Google Translation Before crossing the Turkish Straits towards its port-base Toulon, the type frigate La Fayette (FLF) Guépratte has stopped in Romania, one of the two countries of the European Union bordering the Black Sea. This stop made it possible to reinforce the bonds which unite the armies of the two nations, alliance which had notably materialized during the First World War. After the departure of Constanta, the Guépratte participated in several exercises with the Romanian armed forces. The first part of this operational training consisted of a transit under…

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