Offshore Sea Trials of VTOL UAS

Kongsberg Geospatial announced January 26th they successfully conducted sea trials of the Shield AI V-BAT Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, operating from a small cargo vessel far offshore in international waters. The Canadian Coast Guard is conducting trials of the long-endurance Vertical Take-of and Landing (VTOL) UAS surveillance system for possible deployment on Canadian…

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NATO Conveys Written Proposals to Russia

In view of Russia’s continuing military build-up in and around Ukraine, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed on Wednesday (26 January 2022) that NATO has conveyed its written proposals to Russia, in parallel with the United States. He said that Allies see three main areas with room for progress: NATO-Russia relations; European security, including the situation in and around Ukraine; and…

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Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton Athletes to Beijing Olympics

Three skeleton athletes along with a full fleet of 18 bobsledders will ship out to Beijing on a mission to deliver podium performances at the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Bobsleigh Canada Skeleton nominated a high-powered team replete with veteran leadership and first-time Olympians who combined to win 76 World Cup and five World Championship medals over the last four years…

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B’nai Brith Calling for BC to Dump Names of Nazi Collaborators

B’nai Brith Canada is supporting an effort to rename geographic sites in British Columbia that were named after historical figures who collaborated with the Nazi regime. Henri Philippe Petain, the namesake of three geographical features on the border of British Columbia and Alberta, served as the President of Vichy France during the Nazi era. After the War, a French court…

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CSC Testing Facility to be Built in Eastern Passage

The federal government announced January 14th Friday news dump a land-based testing facility (LBTF) on a portion of DND-owned land near Shearwater, Nova Scotia, to help bring 15 new Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC), that will be built for the Royal Canadian Navy, into service and support them throughout their lifespan. This infrastructure will be critical in testing the new CSC…

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