25 September 2020
Two RCAF Boeing CF-18 Hornets from 443 Tactical Sqn in Bagotville, Quebec, deployed to Operation Reassurance’s Air Task Force Romania, intercepted a Russian SU-27 Flanker over the Black Sea 23 September. It was the first such intercept since the ATF began its mission three weeks earlier.
25 September 2020
The RCAF marked the arrival of the first aircraft of its future fixed-wing search and rescue fleet. The new fleet will be called Kingfisher. The CC-295 Kingfisher fleet will be based at four locations across Canada, in Comox, Trenton, Greenwood, and Winnipeg. The aircraft will arrive in phases as crews are trained in turn at each location.
18 September 2020
DND is making it easier for military spouses and common-law partners to find secure and meaningful jobs. Today, the Military Spouse Employment Initiative will open up opportunities for them across the entire federal public service.
24 August 2020
The 2020 Snowbirds demonstration schedule has been cancelled but the Tudor fleet is cleared to return to flying operations with increased maintenance requirements.
12 July 2020
Ottawa Nepean communities in the vicinity of the Connaught Ranges will see multiple helicopter flights and hear blank ammunition fire during training tonight.
7 July 2020
Members of the public will see a larger number of military vehicles on the roads between Canadian Forces Base Borden and various units across Ontario on 8 July 2020.
8 June 2020
Airworthiness Investigative Authority has issued a report on the accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-148 Cyclone helicopter on 29 April 2020. The report includes a brief summary of the circumstances and factual information known at this time.
6 May 2020
The Canadian Armed Forces has long appreciated the value of the biennial U.S. Navy-led Rim of the Pacific war games, having been involved from the first one in 1971. Hence plans are underway for CAF participation in the scaled-down 2020 version of the world’s largest international military exercise imposed by COVID-19.
30 April 2020 (CHRIS MacLEAN)
10 May update: Partial remains of second crew member, Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, have been identified after CH-148 Cyclone accident. A repatriation ceremony for all six Canadian Armed Forces members killed at sea in a helicopter crash, took place on 6 May 2020. Read original story and updates here.
29 April 2020
A Canadian Cyclone helicopter deployed on HMCS Fredericton has gone missing while on a NATO exercise with allies off the western coast of Greece in the Ionian Sea. DND has confirmed that a search and rescue mission is underway at this time.
5 April 2020
As the Canadian Armed Forces prepares to respond to requests for assistance from federal, provincial or municipal governments, local residents can expect to see military personnel and vehicles from on the roads as they travel to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden on Monday April 6, 2020.
12 December 2019
The Prime Minister’s Office has published the roster of Parliamentary Secretaries who essentially function as backups to ministers and are accountable to the respective minister.
10 December 2019
Royal Norwegian Navy Commodore Yngve Skoglund took over the command of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) from U.S. Navy Rear-Admiral Edward Cashman at a ceremony in Bergen on 9 December 2019.
19 August 2019 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
HMCS Regina has completed a six-and-a-half month deployment to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions and returned to CFB Esquimalt today. As a replacement, HMCS Ottawa recently departed for a four-and-a-half month deployment to the region.
1 August 2019 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced that $250 million will be spent to repair and upgrade Canadian Armed Forces Reserves armouries and training facilities over the next five years. His department says the plan will “accommodate future growth in the reserves” to a projected 30,000 while adding new equipment.
22 July 2019 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
Along with a move to its new location at the Canadian War Museum, the Canada Army Run is introducing new combined events plus three new routes for 2019 that will challenge participants while showcasing the beautiful scenery of the National Capital Region.
18 July 2019 (FRONTLINE NEWS)
General Jonathan Vance presided over a change of appointment ceremony today at National Defence Headquarters in which Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier assumed the responsibilities of the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS), replacing LGen Paul Wynnyk who retires after over 38 years of service to Canada.
16 July 2019
The Government of Canada has awarded contracts to Chantier Davie and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Limited (initially totalling $1 billion) to carry out maintenance work on the first group of Canada’s Halifax-class frigates. A similar contract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is currently being finalized.
12 July 2019
The Chief of the Defence Staff has officially announced the following changes to senior leadership following the recent decision by LGen Wynnyk to retire from the VCDS position.
8 July 2019
The first Airbus C295 purchased for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program, completed its maiden flight on 4 July. Delivery is expected by the end of this year, when the RCAF will begin operational testing.