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Scanter 6002 Selected for AOPS

In a state-of-the art manufacturing space located in an industrial park outside of Toronto, Nanowave Technologies’ team of over 200 engineers, scientists and technicians are currently working on innovative solutions for some of the world’s top defence and aerospace platforms and companies. Nanowave was founded in 1992 on a mission to provide high reliability, cutting-edge radio frequency solutions from a broad technology platform. Today, global corporations turn to Nanowave as a world-class designer and manufacturer of advanced microwave, millimeter-wave components and sub-systems. One of those companies is Terma, Denmark’s largest…

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Indigenous groups, science community, marine industry, and government partners make progress in protecting endangered killer whale population

October 13th marked the conclusion of the Southern Resident Killer Whale Symposium in Vancouver. The Symposium brought together Indigenous groups, the scientific community, marine industry representatives and government partners, including from the United States, to address challenges facing this killer whale population. The Southern Resident Killer Whale is listed as an endangered species under Canada’s Species At Risk Act, and faces challenges relating to the availability of prey, noise pollution and marine contaminants. The Government of Canada is committed to the protection and recovery of the Southern Resident Killer whale, which is an iconic species of Canada’s west coast,…

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First Poppy presented to Canada’s Governor General

The Royal Canadian Legion’s president David Flannigan presented the symbolic First Poppy to Her Excellency the Right Honorable Julie Payette, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa today. As Patron of The Royal Canadian Legion, Ms. Payette graciously accepted the bright red poppy as a prelude to the 2017 National Poppy Campaign which gets underway each year on the last Friday of the month; this year on October 27th. “We are honored to welcome Her Excellency as our new Patron,” says David Flannigan, Dominion President.  “We…

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QinetiQ appoints Robert Aube to lead Canadian business

As Managing Director for QinetiQ Canada, Mr. Aube will drive growth for QinetiQ in Canada through a combination of strategic investments and the development of local Canadian capabilities, supported by QinetiQ’s global base of highly specialised engineers and scientists. Leveraging his experience from Kongsberg Geospatial, where he held the position of VP – Engineering and Operations with responsibilities for business development, strategic planning and delivery, Mr. Aube will strengthen QinetiQ’s position as a provider of defence advisory services and broaden the business into a range of program management, integrated logistics,…

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HMCS Fredericton Sailor Charged With Sexual Assault

On October 24, 2017, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with sexual assault under the Criminal Code and related offences under the National Defence Act. The charges relate to two incidents in September 2016 at CFB Borden, ON, involving another member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Leading Seaman Darryl Ryan, a member with HMCS Fredericton based in Halifax faces two counts of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the Criminal Code, punishable under section 130 of the National Defence Act

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Formidable Shield 2017 Concludes with Ship Engaging Supersonic Target

Ships from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States participated in a successful live-fire integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) scenario, defending against a supersonic target Oct. 17. This concludes exercise Formidable Shield 2017 (FS17), which began Sept. 24. Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) conducted Formidable Shield on behalf of the U.S. 6th Fleet. During the collective self-defense scenario, the Netherlands frigate HNLMS Tromp (F803) fired a Standard Missile (SM) 2 and an Evolved Sea Sparrow Missile (ESSM) against the supersonic…

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Contract Awards for All Domain Situational Awareness Science & Technology Program

Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada’s new defence policy, commits Defence to focus on Arctic joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance as a defence research and development priority and produce innovative solutions to surveillance challenges in the North. In support of this initiative, the Department of National Defence (DND) has awarded contracts to four Canadian suppliers, valued at approximately $8.3 million in total, through the first Call for Proposals for the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology (S&T) program. The research and analysis will be delivered through collaboration with other government…

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Defence Secretary announces exceptional gift to Canada

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon announced today that the UK will gift the wrecks from Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin’s historic expedition to the Canadian Government. This reflects our long shared history and the closeness of our current bilateral relationship. The journey to locate these vessels has taken 172 years. Rear-Admiral Sir John Franklin set sail from England in 1845 on an expedition to chart the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic with HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. The ships and all crew were lost after the ships became stuck in…

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Nova Scotia Proclaims October 23 HMCS Kootenay Day

Monday, Oct. 23, has been proclaimed HMCS Kootenay Day in remembrance of the worst peacetime accident in the history of the Royal Canadian Navy. “We honour the crew of HMCS Kootenay as we remember the terrible casualties on that fateful day in October 1969,” said Premier Stephen McNeil, who is also Minister responsible for Military Relations.  Nine crewmen died and 53 others were seriously injured as fire and smoke, caused by an explosion, ripped through HMCS Kootenay’s starboard gearbox. The ship had been performing sea trials off the coast of…

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