Babcock receives extension to Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC)

Babcock, the global engineering services company, has secured a $384m (CAD) three year extension to its existing strategic submarine support contract from the Canadian Department of National Defense for its fleet of four Victoria Class submarines. The original VISSC contract has been further extended to June 2021 and will see a team of more than 400 highly experienced Babcock engineers, project managers and specialist support staff continue to support all four submarines in refit and in service. VISSC is the largest naval in service support contract in Canada and includes…

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Rockwell Collins at CANSEC 2018: Showcasing made-in-Canada offerings to solve the Canadian Armed Forces’ most complex challenges

Next week, Rockwell Collins will offer industry and government partners the opportunity to discover and interact with the latest, integrated avionics, communications and training solutions at CANSEC 2018, on May 30-31. The company will also unveil a new tactical combat targeting solution, designed to simplify complex tasks for the user so they can carry out missions while remaining agile. “Rockwell Collins has demonstrated its commitment to provide more products and readily-available services for both commercial and military customers in Canada and we’re continuing to step that up,” said Lee Obst,…

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Meggitt Training Systems to Highlight Expanded Virtual and Live-Fire Solutions at CANSEC

Meggitt Training Systems will conduct demonstrations of its industry-leading simulators and trainers, plus display live-fire solutions, during CANSEC 2018 at Ottawa’s EY Centre on May 30-31. The range-topping FATS®100MIL delivers a significant expansion in virtual small-arms training capability, complemented by the FATS 100P when ease of transport is paramount. Other products on display include Meggitt’s Armored Fighting Vehicle Trainers, Multi-Function Stationary Infantry Target and GranTrap™ bullet trap model. “The Canadian debut of the portable FATS 100P, along with other solutions on display, reinforces our unique ability to design, deliver and…

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NATO Secretary General to visit Canada

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Canada on Tuesday, 3 April and Wednesday, 4 April 2018. On 4 April, he will participate in a Town Hall event at the University of Ottawa, delivering remarks and taking questions from students. He will also attend a reception hosted by the NATO Association of Canada and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, marking the 69th anniversary of the Alliance. Mr. Stoltenberg met Governor General Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance and other senior officials.

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Vietnamese refugee gives back as a naval officer

By Darlene Blakeley It has been a long and remarkable journey from Vietnamese refugee to Canadian naval officer. Lieutenant-Commander Kim Poirrier, a logistics officer working with the Directorate of Naval Strategy in Ottawa, credits the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) for shaping her into the strong, independent and confident woman she is today. “My journey in the CAF as a naval officer has opened doors for me, given me exposure to travel, and the ability to work at a professional level that I never dreamed possible,” she says. “I have a…

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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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