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Canada’s Combat Ship Team: BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics Join Forces to Deliver Canadian Surface Combatant Proposal

Two days prior to the procurement closure date, Lockheed Martin Canada (NYSE: LMT) has confirmed delivery of the proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program signifying that the acquisition has moved to the next critical phase. BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics are partnering as Canada’s Combat Ship Team for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future fleet of surface combatants. Canada’s Combat Ship Team is offering the most advanced and modern warship design, the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS), with high-tech platform innovations…

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2017 Surgeon General Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces

Today, the Department of National Defence and the CAF announced the release of the annual Surgeon General’s Suicide Mortality Report for 2017. The report reflects the importance of taking stock of annual trends and occurrences of suicide in the CAF so that mental health programs and services can be better aligned to meet the needs of CAF members and their families. Every suicide is a tragedy for the members of the CAF and, importantly, the families of those we have lost. The CAF takes this issue very seriously and is…

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OSI signs contract with Lockheed Martin to deliver IBNS for the US Navy

OSI Maritime Systems announced the signing of a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide its Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the U.S. Navy Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. This contract was awarded to OSI after an extensive competitive process that was conducted by Lockheed Martin over several months.  OSI’s IBNS design directly supports the Navy’s push to improve the affordability of the LCS, while updating and upgrading the integrated bridge and navigation capabilities. “We are pleased to have signed this very important contract with Lockheed Martin. Over…

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Canadian Hacker Who Conspired With and Aided Russian FSB Officers Pleads Guilty

Karim Baratov, aka Kay, aka Karim Taloverov, aka Karim Akehmet Tokbergenov, 22, a Canadian national and resident, pleaded guilty today, to charges returned by a grand jury in the Northern District of California in February 2017. Baratov and three other defendants, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), Russia’s domestic law enforcement and intelligence service, were charged with computer hacking and other criminal offenses in connection with a conspiracy to access Yahoo’s network and the contents of webmail accounts that began in January 2014. Baratov’s co-defendants, all…

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Financial support for the Polar Code and the Sustainable Development Goals

IMO’s work to protect the polar environment and the safety of seafarers and passengers navigating in polar regions has received a boost thanks to a donation by the Government of Canada. IMO Secretary-General and Canada’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, H.E. Ms. Janice Charette, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at IMO Headquarters (23 November). The MoU aims to deliver training programs for seafarers on board ships operating in polar waters, in line with The International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters, better known as the Polar Code.…

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Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

I strongly condemn North Korea’s new ballistic missile test. This is a further breach of multiple UN Security Council Resolutions, undermining regional and international security. In November, I visited NATO’s regional partners, Japan and the Republic of Korea, and together we urged North Korea to refrain from further provocations, and abandon its nuclear and missile programmes. I repeat that call today. North Korea needs to re-engage in a credible and meaningful dialogue with the international community.

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The Canadian Football League and Veterans Affairs Canada present the 2017 Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award to Luc Brodeur-Jourdain

Sherry Romanado, Parliamentary Secretary to Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, the Canadian Football League (CFL) Commissioner, Randy Ambrosie, and Jackie Gaudaur, daughter of the late Jack Gaudaur, presented the Jake Gaudaur Veterans’ Award to Luc Brodeur-Jourdain, center for the Montreal Alouettes November 23rd.. Mr. Brodeur-Jourdain, this year’s recipient, has made 97 consecutive starts at the centre position, one that not only requires strength and endurance because of the physical contact on every play, but a great knowledge of the game as well. In order to…

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Mobilarm wins $0.9M Canadian submarine fleet contract

Mobilarm Limited’s subsidiary Marine Rescue Technologies (MRT) has secured a $0.9 million contract for “Submarine Escape and Survival Beacons and Services” from the Canadian submarine fleet. The purchase includes beacons and training/service solutions for the fleet to maintain their equipment throughout its lifecycle. Mobilarm has secured the contract following an initial purchases last financial year. The new deliveries are expected during the current financial year. This is a strong validation of the quality and performance of MRT’s products, and sets it well for further orders. MRT is the man overboard…

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Auditor General Report on RMC

What we examined (see Focus of the audit) National Defence, which includes the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence, operates the Royal Military College of Canada as a federally funded institution to educate and train Officer Cadets and commissioned officers for effective military service. This audit focused on whether the Royal Military College of Canada produced the quality of officers that the Canadian Armed Forces needed at a reasonable cost. This audit also focused on whether National Defence ensured the proper conduct of Officer Cadets and staff at…

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