CADSI on Canadian Surface Combatant Preferred Bidder

October 19, 2018 – Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), issued the following statement today in response to the federal government’s selection of Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. as the preferred bidder for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). “Today’s announcement represents a significant milestone for the CSC program, and for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) as a whole. CADSI firmly believes, as we always have, that this is a nation-building program that will bolster Canadian industry, lead to more high-wage, high-skilled jobs…

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Quebec Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market Opens

October 22, 2018 – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED), in partnership with Aéro Montréal and STIQ, today kicked off the fourth Symposium on the Canadian Defence and Security Market under the theme “Develop Your Export Markets.” Charles Bouchard, Lockheed Martin Canada’s chief executive, will give the opening remarks, with an overview of key defence export markets and a look at some of his firm’s success stories. Normand Lalonde, Soucy Defence’s vice president of business development, will give a lecture on his firm’s operations, its export challenges, and lessons…

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Babcock partners with the Ottawa Senators to support Canadian Armed Forces families

October 16, 2018 – Babcock is pleased to announce that it has become a supporting partner of the Ottawa Senators 15th Annual Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Night. Presented by Canadian Tire, this year’s event will take place on November 6th and will honour the men, women, and families of the Canadian Armed Forces. The night has been deemed to be a landmark event in professional sports. Over the years the night has hosted more than 30,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces and their families. The event will take place…

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NATO Deputy Secretary General: “Security does not come for free”

NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller laid out the importance of defence spending at a time of unprecedented security challenges in a speech at the annual NATO Resource Conference in Paris on Tuesday (16 October 2018). Rose Gottemoeller [NATO Deputy Secretary General]: Merci Manfred pour vos mots chaleureux. Mesdames et messieurs, je suis très heureuse. Ça me fait grand plaisir d’être en France aujourd’hui. Je voudrais vraiment remercier tous les organisateurs de cette conférence de ressources. Vraiment, ça me fait grand plaisir d’être en France. France and NATO have a…

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Halifax Shipyard Celebrates Handover of HMCS Fredericton

October 12, 2018 – Today, Halifax Shipyard celebrated the handover of HMCS Fredericton to the Royal Canadian Navy following the completion of an extensive docking work period. The docking work period included routine maintenance and upgrades to ensure the longevity of HMCS Fredericton, a Halifax-class frigate. More than 400 of Halifax Shipyard’s 1,900 employees worked on HMCS Fredericton’s docking work period Over 45 Nova Scotia-based suppliers worked with Halifax Shipyard on the Fredericton docking work period, including Maritime Pressure Works, MacKinnon & Olding, CMS Steel Pro, Fleetway, and Gil-Son Construction,…

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Unarmed Canadian Submarines Complete Simultaneous Deployments

October 12, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Submarine Force has had a momentous year, marked by two highly successful simultaneous out-of-area deployments. The lengthy deployments of HMCS Chicoutimi and Windsor – for 197 and 133 days respectively – highlight the RCN’s ability to concurrently deploy its submarines and provide invaluable support to Canada’s allies. They also underpin the wide-reaching capability of Canada’s submarine fleet, and the professionalism and dedication of Canadian sailors. It must be remembered, however, that neither is considered armed as neither has fired a torpedo…

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RCN signs MOU with Republic of Korea Fleet Command

October 12, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Korea Fleet Command (South Korean Navy). The signing occurred on October 9, during a bilateral meeting with Republic of Korea Fleet Command officials at the Jeju Naval Base, during the International Fleet Review. Under this Memorandum of Understanding both navies commit to enhancing bilateral defence relations and furthering success and friendship when working in tandem both at sea and ashore. With new cooperative engagements, both navies will build upon their ability to…

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Snyper drone clears path for future systems

October 12, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy is operating in an increasingly complex environment, and is monitoring the potential of future innovations to keep its defense systems and strategies ahead of the curve so that potential threats do not become dangerous realities. One of the current innovations the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is testing are micro and mini drones. Drones are a threat that has evolved over time. As they get smaller and harder to detect, and as they gain new capabilities like the ability to connect multiple drones…

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HMCS Calgary Arrival for ROK Fleet Review

October 10, 2018 (KBS) – The South Korean Navy’s International Fleet Review begins a five-day run October 10, 2018 at Jeju Island’s civilian-military complex port, with Navy delegates from 46 countries in attendance. The highlight of the event was be the review of warships on Thursday, where 24 South Korean vessels will appear alongside 17 vessels from 12 countries, including the 103-thousand-600-ton U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Japan decided not to send a warship amid a row over its Maritime Self-Defense Forces’ plan to fly the controversial Rising…

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Royal Canadian Mint commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with $2 “Armistice” circulation coin

October 15, 2018 – In keeping with the tradition of issuing finely crafted coins remembering the sacrifices of Canadians who fought for our freedoms, the Royal Canadian Mint has proudly issued a two-dollar circulation coin commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. This coin recalls the signing of the historic peace treaty ending the First World War on November 11, 1918 and was unveiled at the Mint’s Winnipeg facility before invited guests, as well as the men and women who produced this keepsake of a crucial event in Canadian and…

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