State of Canada’s Defence Industry 2018

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) joined forces with the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) to publicly release a new report on Canada’s defence industry for decision makers. Features of the report include building analytic capacity through collaborative research, economic impact, innovation, exports, and supply chains analysis.

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HMCS Moncton Wins NYC Fleet Week Regatta

By Chief Petty Officer RJ Stratchko USN More than 50 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen participated in the 4th Annual Fleet Week Regatta at the New York Harbor during Fleet Week New York, May 26th. Service members from several commands, including the USS Mitscher (DDG 57) and USS Zephyr (PC 8), participated in racing 24 identical sailboats in the friendly competition. The event was hosted by the Manhattan Yacht Club and sponsored by the New York Harbor Sailing Foundation and the New York Council Navy League. Participating members from HMCS…

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OSI Displaying Navigation & Tactical Solutions at CANSEC 2018

OSI Maritime Systems wishes to extend an invitation to visit us at our CANSEC booth 1109. Over 20 years of engineering expertise in military electronic navigation has solidified OSI’s position as the world leader in the production of Warship and Submarine Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) – a proven accomplishment with 20 NATO and Allied Navies operating OSI solutions aboard more than 600 platforms, including nine classes of submarines. Regionally, OSI is proud of its recent successes as the provider of its INTS solution to the Royal Canadian Navy’s…

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NATO Military Intelligence Committee Conference comes to a close

The NATO Military Intelligence Committee (MIC) Conference, hosted by the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command in Ottawa from 22-24 May, concluded May 24th. The MIC Conference brought together the heads of military intelligence organizations from 29 NATO countries to discuss intelligence reforms aimed at improving support to Alliance planning, operations, and decision-making. The MIC is the principal advisory body to NATO’s Military Committee on defence intelligence issues. The MIC is chaired by a nation’s chief of defence intelligence on one-year rotations and co-chaired by NATO’s senior intelligence leader, the Assistant Secretary…

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Final Report of the Pilotage Act Review

The Pilotage Act Review was launched on May 31, 2017 to modernize the Pilotage Act while keeping the elements that support Canada’s excellent pilotage safety record. The Review was concluded on April 30, 2018 after extensive engagement across the country. The final report recommends strengthening five key components of the legislation: its purpose and principles, governance model, labor structure, safety framework, and tariff setting process. The Review’s findings will inform the Government’s decision-making regarding the future of pilotage in Canada. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport will also engage…

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ABCO Industries to build AOPS landing craft

Irving Shipbuilding Inc., Canada’s National Shipbuilder, has awarded an $8.9 million contract to ABCO Industries Limited (ABCO) for the design and construction of 12 metre landing craft for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Halifax Shipyard is constructing up to six AOPS as part of the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Each AOPS will have one custom designed 12m landing craft onboard. The landing craft will be used by Royal Canadian Navy to deploy vehicles, such as all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles or trucks,…

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NATO Chiefs of Defense inaugural meeting in new NATO HQ

The twenty-nine Allied Chiefs of Defense met in the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium today (16 May 2018) to review and discuss key military deliverables ahead of the forthcoming Defence Ministerial in June and the Heads of State and Government Summit in July. Discussions focused on NATO’s Strategic Direction South, Deterrence and Defense, and Allied Modernization. Setting the scene for their deliberations, the Chiefs of Defence met with Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller and the Chairman of the European Union Military Committee, General Mikhail Kostarakos. Following discussions on the…

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Rockwell Collins at CANSEC 2018: Showcasing made-in-Canada offerings to solve the Canadian Armed Forces’ most complex challenges

Next week, Rockwell Collins will offer industry and government partners the opportunity to discover and interact with the latest, integrated avionics, communications and training solutions at CANSEC 2018, on May 30-31. The company will also unveil a new tactical combat targeting solution, designed to simplify complex tasks for the user so they can carry out missions while remaining agile. “Rockwell Collins has demonstrated its commitment to provide more products and readily-available services for both commercial and military customers in Canada and we’re continuing to step that up,” said Lee Obst,…

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