Canadian NORAD Region announces Santa’s escort pilots and trackers

The Canadian NORAD Region (CANR) marks its 62nd year of tracking Saint Nicholas’ yuletide journey from the North Pole with the naming of its escort pilots, maintainers and tracking crews for the high-profile assignment. Captain Pierre-David Boivin and Captain Pierre-Claude Quirion were selected from 3 Wing Bagotville, Que., as Santa’s escort pilots. Sergeant Marc-André David is the maintainer supporting the CF-18 Hornet pilots. This year’s team from 3 Wing belongs to 433 Tactical Fighter Squadron. Santa’s escort pilots from 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alta., are Lieutenant-Colonel Forrest Rock and Captain…

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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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