Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd RCN on Frigate Design Contract

I could not be more pleased that the Government of Canada has unveiled the team that will design and deliver the Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) which will become the backbone of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for the next several decades. The implications for the Department of National Defence, Canadian Armed Forces and our Navy are wide-sweeping and we have already begun to take the necessary steps across the institution to ensure we leverage the technology and innovation that will be built into these extremely capable platforms. The RCN is…

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CADSI is Hiring a Policy Advisor (New Position)

Job Title: Policy Advisor (new position) Reports to: Vice President, Government Relations and Communications Status: Permanent, Full-Time Work Location: CADSI Office, Ottawa, ON Apply at: applications@defenceandsecurity.ca Deadline: Before midnight EDT on Monday March 4th, 2019 Purpose The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) is seeking a motivated and energetic public policy professional to join a small and dynamic team within CADSI. This is an exciting career opportunity to build on your five or more years’ experience working for a trade association, the private sector, or government.  The core functions…

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Seaspan and Lockheed Martin Partner on Canada’s New AORs

February 6, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Lockheed Martin Canada (Lockheed Martin) of Ottawa, Ontario, a contract for work on Canada’s new replenishment ships. At $118M, this is the largest contract package that Seaspan will award for work on the JSS. Lockheed Martin is one of several major systems integrators that Seaspan is working with in order to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Seaspan and Lockheed Martin have an established relationship as partners on several programs for the Royal Canadian Navy and, more recently,…

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MDA Selected for Design Phase of Canadian Surface Combatant Program

February 8, 2019 – MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, today announced that Canada’s Combat Ship Team was selected by Irving Shipbuilding for the design contract for Canada’s Surface Combatant (CSC) ships. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant Prime Contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. As a core member of the design team, MDA’s primary role will be to design the Electronic Warfare suite system for the CSC program.  The CSC is a globally deployable, multi-role warship designed to meet the distinctive mission requirements of the…

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L3 to Deliver Innovative Solutions as Part of Canada’s Combat Ship Team

February 8, 2019 – L3 Technologies announced today that in-country technology, experience and infrastructure proved a winning combination for Canada’s new fleet of surface combatants, as Canada’s Combat Ship Team has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) design contract by Irving Shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant Prime Contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. L3 is a key partner with Lockheed Martin Canada (LMC) and BAE Systems on the Combat Ship Team. The CSC program is the largest, most complex procurement ever undertaken…

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CSC Home Team Celebrates Canadian Industry Success

February 8, 2019 – Canadian technology, experience and infrastructure proved a winning combination for Canada’s new fleet of surface combatants, as Canada’s Combat Ship Team has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant design contract by Irving Shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant prime contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics partnered as Canada’s Combat Ship Team to offer the Royal Canadian Navy the most advanced and modern warship design, the Type 26 Global…

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Christyn Cianfarani Welcomes Selection of Design Team for Canadian Surface Combatant

February 8, 2019 – 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 awarding of the design contract for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). “Today’s announcement by the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding represents another significant step forward for the CSC program, and for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) as a whole. This is nothing short of a nation-building project; one that we are confident will stimulate economic growth while benefiting the…

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Does Canada Need a Foreign Policy Review

by Randolph Mank CGAI Fellow January 2019 Executive Summary Canada’s contemporary foreign policy has been shaped by deep integration with, and dependence on, the United States, offset by multilateral support for a rules-based international order. The Trump administration’s confrontational nationalism, combined with other global events and trends, has now disrupted Canada’s position and assumptions. This raises the question of whether or not it’s time for a Canadian foreign policy review. While the Trudeau government deserves credit for several initiatives, a series of discontinuities in Canada’s domestic and foreign policies suggests…

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