Capital Region Marks Military Milestones with a Special Exhibit and Banners

Canadian Heritage and Veterans Affairs Canada invite residents and visitors in the nation’s capital to explore the new photo exhibit Canada’s Hundred Days: The End of the First World War, located on the lower terrace of the Chateau Laurier overlooking the historic Rideau Canal locks. The outdoor exhibit marks the centennial of the end of the First World War, focusing on its final 100 days. Featuring colorized black and white photos, the exhibit tells the story of how the experiences of the war would eventually contribute to significant changes in…

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Lockheed Martin Canada Awarded Extension to its Contract for In-Service Support for Halifax Class Frigates

Lockheed Martin Canada has been awarded a three-year extension to its In-Service Support contract for the Royal Canadian Navy’s 12 Halifax Class Frigates. “We are pleased by the vote of confidence from our Royal Canadian Navy customer to continue this existing relationship,” said Gary Fudge, vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Canada Rotary Mission Systems. As part of our Combat System Integrator portfolio, Lockheed Martin Canada has established a world class in-service support team which is also being recognized by our international customers.” The Lockheed Martin Canada In-Service…

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NATO Ministers Announce 1,200 More Bureaucrats

On June 8th, NATO Defence Ministers took important steps to strengthen the Alliance’s Command Structure to ensure rapid reinforcement across the Atlantic and Europe. Ministers decided to add more than 1,200 personnel to the Command Structure. The Alliance will also establish a new Joint Force Command for the Atlantic at Norfolk, Virginia (USA) and a new Enabling Command at Ulm (Germany). Ministers also endorsed a new NATO Readiness Initiative and discussed the importance of continuing to increase defence investments to make the Alliance stronger and more agile in response to…

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Day of the Seafarer 2018

​This year, once again, 25 June will mark the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS). Seafarers well being ​2017 and 2018 have seen strong momentum in the industry to address seafarer’s well being, particularly their mental health. To give further exposure to this important issue, our choice for the 2018 Day of the Seafarer theme is “seafarers’ well being”. By addressing the issue of seafarers’ well being and particularly mental health, this campaign can inform specific strategies to tackle stress and other issues affecting seafarers’ mental conditions –  and make…

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Defense Ministers to agree NATO Readiness Initiative

Over the next two days, NATO defense ministers will take decisions to prepare the NATO Summit in July. Today (7 June 2018), ministers are expected to agree to boost the NATO Command Structure by around 1,200 personnel. “We will also agree a NATO Readiness Initiative – the ‘Four Thirties’ – to ensure that by 2020, we have 30 mechanized battalions, 30 air squadrons and 30 combat vessels, ready within 30 days or less,” said Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Ministers will also discuss fairer burden-sharing, as well as NATO’s efforts to…

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OSI Signs Contract with Damen to Provide INTS to the South African Navy MMIPV Program

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with Damen Shipyards Cape Town (DSCT) in support of the Project BIRO three-ship Multi-Mission Inshore Patrol Vessel (MMIPV) program for the South African Navy (SAN). Under the terms of the contract, OSI will supply and install its Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS), Tactical Asset Control & Tracking (T-ACT) System, and Integrated Mission Management System. The systems will be fitted on the three patrol vessels that are being built by DSCT. “We are pleased to be working…

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UMS SKELDAR and QinetiQ Target Systems announce partnership at CANSEC

Global pioneer of NATO-compliant rotary Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) solutions, UMS SKELDAR, has joined forces with world-leading provider of unmanned air, land and surface vehicle targets QinetiQ Target Systems. The partnership has been formed to enable both organizations to provide the platforms and solutions for a joint Canadian maritime program, including the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) UAV contract. With platforms like the SKELDAR V-200 and QinetiQ’s Obsidian Counter UAV Drone Detection solution taking center stage at CANSEC 30 – 31 May, this will provide an…

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IMP Aerospace awarded Royal Norwegian Air Force P-3 Orion maintenance contract

IMP Aerospace announced June 5th that it has been awarded a contract by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organization (NDLO) following an international competitive bidding process for the maintenance of the P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft fleet operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF). This multi-year contract includes additional In-Service Support (ISS) work beyond maintenance inspections and will be performed at IMP’s operations in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The P-3 Orion aircraft perform strategic patrol missions for the RNoAF in the detection of submarine threats, search and rescue support, littoral surveillance,…

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GE LM2500 Marine Gas Turbine Family Ideal for Canada’s Next Generation Surface Combatant Program

GE Aviation’s marine gas turbines are the ideal solution for the Royal Canadian Navy’s next generation surface combatant program, GE Marine reported today at the CANSEC 2018 trade exhibition. “GE’s LM2500 family of engines are used by the Royal Canadian Navy and 34 other navies worldwide, setting the benchmark for reliability. The global fleet of GE gas turbines has logged over 15 million operating hours in the marine environment and another 90 million in industrial applications,” said Brien Bolsinger, GE’s Vice President, Marine Operations, Cincinnati, Ohio. “The 24 LM2500 marine gas turbines…

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