CGAI Statement on CF Sexual Misconduct and Culture Change

May 10, 2021 – Strong and effective Canadian Armed Forces are essential to the defense and security of Canadians. The ongoing crisis with sexual misconduct and harmful behaviors within the ranks and failures in leadership at all levels have undermined confidence in the institution. Trust has been lost with many serving and retired members, and Canadians are asking legitimate questions…

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Flag Officer Announcements

May 14, 2021 – Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre, Acting Chief of the Defence Staff, has announced additions to the list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments and promotions for 2021. Promotions and Assignments Captain J.S. Armstrong RCN will be promoted Commodore and appointed Chief of Staff Operations, Chief of Military Personnel, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General S.Y.…

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US Approves FOUR Electronics Suites for CSC Program

May 10, 2021 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Canada of AEGIS Combat System and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.7 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Canada has requested to buy…

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VADM Mark Norman, Former Canadian Vice-Chief of Defence, Joins Samuel Associates

April 30, 2021 – As a strategic consultancy specializing in Market Advisory Services and Government Relations for the defence, aerospace and national security industries, Samuel Associates is pleased to welcome Vice-Admiral (Ret’d) Mark Norman as Senior Defence Strategist. A 39-year veteran of uniformed service to Canada, Mark Norman retired from the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in the rank of Vice-Admiral…

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Royal Canadian Navy Sets New CMF Heroin Record Seizure in Back-to-Back Drug Busts

May 1, 2021 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary has made the largest ever heroin bust in Combined Maritime Forces history, operating under the command of the Canadian-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The record-setting haul of 2,835 lbs (1,286 kg) of heroin on 23 April was achieved seven years to the day since HMAS Darwin interdicted…

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52 Asterix Crewmembers Honored

April 16, 2021 – Federal Fleet Services (FFS), operator of Canada’s leading combat support ship, m/v Asterix, announced today that 52 of its civilian crew have received the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operational Service Medal with Expedition (OSM-EXP) for their support during Operation PROJECTION in 2019. Operation PROJECTION shows Canada’s ongoing commitment to global peace. The deployment of sailors, ships…

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Rheinmetall delivers 300th MASS naval countermeasures system

April 29, 2021 – Rheinmetall is currently celebrating a special anniversary in the field of maritime protection systems. The experts from Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH’s Fronau branch delivered the 300th MASS Multi Ammunition Softkill System. Another special feature: the anniversary customer, the Finnish Navy, was also the system’s first customer. Launched onto the market in 2002, MASS is now in…

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BNH’s ADVISOR Enterprise to Manage CSC Training Requirements

April 28, 2021 – BNH Expert Software Inc. proudly announced today their contribution to the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) design contract by Irving Shipbuilding. BNH flagship product ADVISOR Enterprise will support Irving Shipbuilding in managing the training requirements of the largest, most complex procurement project ever undertaken by the Government of Canada to-date. As the Prime Contractor for CSC, Irving…

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