Canada to acquire Thales advanced ground segment technology to respond to distress signals

Canada has awarded Thales Canada Phase II of the MEOSAR (Medium Earth Orbit Search and Rescue) Ground Segment contract. It will support Canada’s ability to respond quickly and effectively to distress signals from land, air and sea from coast-to-coast-to-coast; enabling Canada to meet its obligations under the International COSPAS-SARSAT Program Agreement. The contract includes the procurement of two MEOLUTs and maintenance services for five years with options for an additional five years. Using Thales Alenia Space’s powerful and compact MEOLUT Next phased array solution, Canada will benefit from the world’s…

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Canada Announced as Participant in UNITAS 2018 in Colombia

Google Translation The Colombian National Navy will host the UNITAS LIX – 2018 Multinational Exercise that will be held in September, in which it is expected to have the participation of 18 naval units; both warships and submarines, with the purpose of strengthening the confidence and integration of the Naval Forces of the continent, as well as maintaining the training of the crews to cooperate with each other in the face of different hemispheric threats. In the facilities of the Caribbean Naval Force in Cartagena, the initial planning meeting was…

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Making Arctic Resupply Safer and More Efficient

The Federal Government Canada is investing $94.3 million over five years to make Arctic resupply operations faster, safer, and more efficient for remote communities. The Safety Equipment and Basic Marine Infrastructure in Northern Communities initiative is providing on-the-ground equipment and infrastructure, along with training on how to use and maintain it. Transport Canada is now accepting proposals from Nunavut and Northwest Territories for projects to be funded by the $94.3 million fund. Territorial governments will work with local communities, Inuit and Indigenous peoples, and stakeholders to assess needs. This investment…

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Maritime Security Challenges 2018: “Pacific Seapower”

Maritime Security Challenges 2018: “Pacific Seapower” 15-18 October 2018 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada A Strong, Secure, and Engaged Maritime Future We are pleased to announce that Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy, will open MSC18 on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Don’t miss this premier maritime security event! MSC18’s topical presentations will include: • Striking a Balance in the Full Spectrum of Maritime Operations • The Evolving Seascape: Understanding the Future Maritime Environment • Building Strategic Resolve: Policy, Platforms, and People in Maritime Security • The Future Fleet: Investing in…

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Signature of the North Atlantic Treaty – April 4th 1949 in Washington

On April 4th 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty was signed by Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Canada and the United States. This union of 12 nations became known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or more simply NATO. They were sworn to stand together against aggression. An attack against one, would be an attack against all.

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Boeing Statement on ITC Hearing RE: Bombardier’s Harm to U.S. Industry

The Boeing Company released the following statement regarding today’s public hearing at the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Bombardier’s illegal business practices with its C Series aircraft and how those practices have harmed U.S. domestic industry. “Boeing brought this case seeking enforcement of U.S. trade law, which mirrors the widely-accepted rules of international trade adopted by most WTO member nations, including Canada. The resulting Department of Commerce and ITC investigations are part of a longstanding, transparent, and rigorous fact-based process for resolving precisely these sorts of commercial trade disputes. Today’s…

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Australian companies in bid for Canadian ships

Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, today congratulated two Australian companies for their inclusion in a bid, led by Navantia, for the Canadian Surface Combatant program. Minister Pyne said if successful, CEA Technologies will supply world-class radar technology and SAAB Australia will deliver combat system integration capabilities. “The inclusion of both these companies and their technologies in Navantia’s bid is a vote of confidence in the capabilities of Australia’s defence industry,” he said. “It demonstrates confidence in the Australian Government’s commitment to building a sovereign shipbuilding industry.…

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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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Canada’s most secretive federal department: The Treasury Board of Canada

Ottawa’s point-man on access-to-information reform, Treasury Board President Scott Brison, is this year’s first recipient of the Code of Silence Award for outstanding achievement in government secrecy won by the Treasury Board of Canada, which he heads. The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), Centre for Free Expression (CFE), News Media Canada and Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) have joined forces to expand an award that the CAJ has for almost 20 years handed out to government departments, agencies or public bodies that put that extra bit of elbow grease…

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