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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.
29 September 2015
Seaspan Marine unveiled the newest addition to its marine fleet, a 16,000 tonne barge named the Seaspan 252, during an official commissioning ceremony at Seaspan’s North Vancouver Barge Maintenance Terminal today.
28 September 2015
BAE Systems, Inc. has announced an agreement with MBDA to support marketing efforts for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rocket. Under the terms of the agreement, MBDA will lead marketing efforts for the BAE Systems, Inc. APKWS rocket in Europe, BAE Systems said in a news release.
23 September 2015
More than 300 people representing over 200 companies attended Seaspan Shipyards’ Western Canada Industry Day hosted in North Vancouver yesterday.
18 September 2015
L-3 MAPPS has announced that it has been awarded the Implementation Subcontract by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. for the supply of the Integrated Platform Management System for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).
12 September 2015
Seaspan has selected new senior leaders to its Corporate Executive Team, announcing the appointments of Paul Thomas as Vice President, Engineering (Vancouver Shipyards); Matt Boydston as Vice President, Finance (Seaspan Shipyards); and Billy Garton as General Counsel (Seaspan ULC).
10 September 2015
During the DSEI defence show in London, Sept. 15-18, Rheinmetall’s high technology group will for the first time showcase its air defence High Energy Laser (HEL) effectors, capable of engaging low, slow, small (LSS) threats. The German defence contractor will also be showing an HEL effector for maritime applications for the first time.
9 September 2015
This year's DEFSEC Atlantic features panel discussions on relevant subjects such as: Defence Procurement, Canada's Arctic Development, Industrial and Technological Benefits and why Aboriginal Engagement Makes Good Business Sense.
8 September 2015 (The Star)
Prime Minister David Cameron revealed Monday that British forces used a drone strike over Syria in August to kill three Islamic State fighters, including two Britons.