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1 December 2015
Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan yesterday wrapped up a successful visit to Kuwait where he met with Canadian Armed Forces personnel currently deployed in the region as part of Canada’s contribution to the multinational Coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
21 November 2015
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced this week that Canadian Major-General Denis Thompson will continue to serve as Force Commander for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) for an additional year, until March 2017. He assumed command of the MFO in March 2014.
18 November 2015
The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries is asking its members to volunteer for its new operating committees.
17 November 2015
Brigadier-General James Irvine assumed command of Joint Task Force-Iraq (JTF-I) from Brigadier-General Lise Bourgon yesterday as part of a regular, previously planned rotation for Operation IMPACT.
17 November 2015
The Danish procurement authorities have contracted the Rheinmetall Group to supply additional 35mm Oerlikon Millennium guns for ships of the Royal Danish Navy. The weapons will be delivered in 2016.
12 November 2015
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) recently announced the appointment of Mark Nicol as president, Raytheon International Inc. in Canada, responsible for customer engagement and business development to support the company’s global growth.
30 October 2015 (FrontLine News)
Lockheed Martin Canada marked an important milestone toward modernizing the Royal New Zealand Navy's two ANZAC Class ships. The company announced that the ANZAC frigate systems upgrade project has successfully completed the combat system critical design review on schedule and to New Zealand's satisfaction.
19 October 2015
The President of the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has signed a cooperation agreement with Hervé Guillou, Chairman and CEO of DCNS, that aims to foster the development of a Research and Development centre in Saudi Arabia dedicated to the naval and maritime domain.
8 October 2015
The French Navy’s third FREMM multi-mission frigate, the Languedoc, has been floated out from DCNS’ Lorient shipyard to undergo sea trials off the coast of Brittany. The Languedoc is the third FREMM ordered by OCCAR 1 on behalf of the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency) and the French Navy.
29 September 2015 (FrontLine News)
Babcock Canada Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.6 million contract for the replacement of High Frequency (HF) Monitor Receiver Systems at select Department of National Defence (DND) facilities.