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Meeting of Defence Ministers starts at NATO headquarters

NATO Defence Ministers are meeting in Brussels today (8 November 2017) to address a wide range of issues, including new commands to improve the movement of troops across the Atlantic and within Europe. Speaking at the start of the two-day meeting, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said talks would also focus on enhancing the Alliance’s cyber defences, North Korea’s weapons programme and commitments by Allies to send more military trainers to Afghanistan.

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Windsor veterans plant trees for Fallen Korean War Soldiers along Highway for Heroes

Reprinted from KOREAN WAR VETERAN Internet Journal for the World’s Veterans of the Korean War November 6, 2017 Windsor veterans plant trees for Fallen Korean War Soldiers along Highway for Heroes Lieutenant Governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell chats with veterans Peter Remdenok (left) and Bob Goyeau, who planted seven trees along the Highway for Heroes to commemorate soldiers from the Windsor, Ontario area who fell in the Korean War. The planting that day saw 500 seedlings planted near Scarborough, outside of Toronto, commemorating another 500 Canadians from all of the…

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USCGC Active Cross Decks With HMCS Ottawa

Coast Guard Cutter Active, a 210-foot Medium-Endurance Cutter, is scheduled to return home to Port Angeles, Washington, Tuesday, following a successful 65-day counter-narcotics patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. The Active’s crew patrolled the region in support of Joint Interagency Task Force South, a National Task Force under U.S. Southern Command. During the patrol, the Active’s 75-member crew deployed off the coast of Central America, intercepted numerous vessels, detained suspected drug smugglers, and seized more than 1,500 kilograms of cocaine valued at more than $49 million. The cutter’s crew also…

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Discovery Air Defence Awarded Long-Term Contracted Airborne Training Services Contract

Discovery Air Defence Services Inc. (“DA Defence”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Air Inc., announced October 31st that it has been awarded through a competition the long-term Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) contract by the Government of Canada. This contract is for 10 years with 1 two-year option and a second 17-month option. DA Defence will deliver CATS services to the Canadian Armed Forces from permanent operating bases located in four different Canadian provinces using a fleet of modernized Alpha Jet and Learjet aircraft. “It is an honour to…

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Prominent political figures and industry leaders will speak at the Canadian Aerospace Summit 2017

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada is proud to announce an impressive line-up of speakers for the Canadian Aerospace Summit to be held at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on November 7-8. The Summit is an annual conference and trade show that attracts over 1,200 executives and decision-makers from industry and government each year. “This year more than ever, the Canadian Aerospace Summit is the place to be to meet world industry leaders and better understand the government’s vision on innovation,” announces Jim Quick, AIAC’s President and Chief Executive Officer.…

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Royal Canadian Navy to Deploy OSI’s ECPINS Warship 6.2 on all Ships and Submarines

OSI Maritime Systems is pleased to announce that the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will deploy ECPINS® Warship 6.2 on all ships and submarines. ECPINS is recognized as the most advanced Warship Electronic Chart Display and Information System (WECDIS), with military capabilities well beyond NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564. STANAG 4564 defines the primary function of WECDIS, which is to contribute to safe navigation and to enhance the conduct of warfare.  Further, OSI has received Marine Equipment Directive (MED) Type Approval certification from DNV GL for ECPINS against new International Hydrographic Organization…

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Federal Government seeks proposals for interim services during icebreaking season

Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf the Canadian Coast Guard, has issued two Requests for Supply Arrangements (RFSA) to address a short- term need in the Canadian Coast Guard’s delivery of additional services on the Saint-Lawrence and the Great Lakes. These supply arrangements will allow the Coast Guard to continue to deliver high quality and critical services to Canadians such as providing navigation support and icebreaking for safe transportation of commercial goods through Canadian waters as well supporting environmental response. These services will be used when necessary, to complement Coast Guard’s…

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