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13 April 2017
Canada handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 to France today, completing Canada’s third command of this multinational maritime security and counter-terrorism task force located in the greater Middle East region.
3 April 2017
Navantia has signed a five year contract with the Norwegian Defense Logistic Organization for the maintenance of five Fridtjof Nansen (F310) class frigates.
3 April 2017
Australia's Defence Industries Minister will meet with top Trump Administration officials as he promotes Australia’s shipbuilding capabilities in the U.S. and Canada this week. It comes as a Canadian shipbuilding firm attempts to poach Australian shipbuilding workers with interviews planned later this month.
17 March 2017
Major-General Denis Thompson relinquished command of the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) to Australian Major General Simon Stuart.
16 March 2017
Completing the first major delivery under the New Zealand ANZAC Frigate System Upgrade Project, prime systems integrator Lockheed Martin Canada and Chief of Navy Rear Admiral John Martin have officially opened the New Zealand ANZAC combat system trainer.
15 March 2017
MBDA (which is jointly held by AIRBUS Group 37.5%; BAE SYSTEMS 37.5%; and Leonardo 25%) has unveiled a new short range air defence system called Mistral ATLAS-RC.
13 March 2017 (FrontLine News)
Captain Matthew Clark, Commanding Officer and Director of Music for the Royal Canadian Air Force Band, was formally inducted into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.
9 March 2017
DCNS Latin America Vice President, opened the new DCNS Representative Office in Bogota, Colombia. This inauguration will be followed by DCNS participation in Colombiamar.
8 March 2017
Airbus Defence and Space will expand the EDRS-SpaceDataHighway with a third node, EDRS-D, to be positioned over the Asia-Pacific region by 2020.
7 March 2017
The new commander of Joint Task Force-Ukraine, LCol Mark Lubiniecki, assumed command from LColWayne Niven during a ceremony in Starychi, Ukraine.