14 April – The sun rises as HMCS Montreal and supply ship MV Asterix prepare to enter Souda Bay, Greece on its way through the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean as part of Canada's committment to increase the number of deployments to the Indo-Pacific region. (Photo: Cpl Connor Bennett)
15 May – CAF members from 41 Canadian Brigade Group assist Alberta Wildfire and local firefighters in fire prevention operations in Drayton Valley, Alberta, as part of Operation Lentus 23. (CAF Photo: MCpl Genevieve Lapointe)
25 April – Members of the embarked Air Detachment aboard HMCS Fredericton load torpedoes on the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter “Phoenix” during Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea. (CAF Photo: Cpl Noé Marchon)
April 30 – Members of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and from various Government of Canada departments guide and offer water to evacuees from Sudan to the reception bus during Operation SAVANNE23 in Djibouti. (CAF Photo: MCpl Bryan Carter)
11 March – HMCS Fredericton embarked CH-148 Cyclone helicopter “Phoenix” prepares to land on the flight deck during Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea. (CAF Photo: Cpl Noé Marchon)
10 Apr – Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster from 429 Transport Sqn based at 8 Wing Trenton, delivers a Leopard 2A4 main battle tank to Poland, as a part of Canada's commitment to Ukraine. (CAF Photo: Cpl Marco Tijam)
11 Apr – Leopard 2 tanks donated by Canada to Ukraine arrive in southwestern Poland. Transportation was being overseen by members of the Canadian Armed Forces during Operation Unifier. (CAF Photo: Cpl Marco Tijam)
13 Apr – Members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry conduct a small arms live-fire exercise with members of the Spanish Armed Forces during Op Reassurance at Camp Adazi, Latvia. (Combat Camera Photo)
6 Apr – Members of the embarked Air Detachment aboard HMCS Fredericton load a torpedo on the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter “Phoenix” during Op Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea. (CAF Photo: Cpl Noé Marchon)
4 Apr – Soldiers from 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3 PPCLI) participate in the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability exercise alongside American Allies, from 11th Airborne Div near Fort Wainwright, Alaska. (CAF Photo: MCpl Cass Moon)
1 Apr – Sailor 3rd Class Brair Goudie participates in a .50 calibre heavy machine gun training on Motor Vessel Asterix during Operation Projection Indo-Pacific in the Atlantic Ocean. (CAF Photo: S1 Taylor Congdon)
7 Apr – Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix, Master Sailor Gabriel George and Sailor 3rd Class Briar Goudie supervise training onboard MV Asterix during Op Projection Indo-Pacific in the Mediterranean Sea. (CAF Photo: S1 Taylor Congdon)

Recent announcements about the two top positions in North American Aerospace & Defence Command underscore how U.S. promotions and senior command appointments are more politicized than they are in Canada, a situation enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

May 30   (DND News)

The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence issued the following statement today related to the One-Year Anniversary of the Independent External Comprehensive Review on sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.


​Chinese election interference is a hot topic in Canada today. Yet, while it is indeed a matter of enormous importance, it is one that must be placed in the context of the new Cold War against the West.


Canada continues to dodge NATO calls for defence spending. There is a long-standing complaint that Canada continues to fall short of the alliance’s stated goal that its members’ defence spending should equal a minimum of 2% of gross domestic product.

Jun 01   (Ken Pole)

Two new appointees to the top command positions at North American Aerospace Defence Command headquarters in Colorado bring different but complementary skillsets to the 65-year-old partnership.

May 31   (Ken Pole)

Defence Minister Anand used a keynote speech today at the opening of CANSEC, the Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries trade show in Ottawa, to underscore the importance of supply chains as the government modernizes the Canadian Armed Forces. Industry notes procurement is a 2-way collaboration requiring trust.

May 31   (FrontLine News)

Today Seaspan Shipyards announced it has cut steel to build a ‘Prototype Block’ and marking a critical step in its Polar Icebreaker Program. Seaspan is designing and building the first heavy Polar Icebreaker in Canada in more than 60 years. Lessons learned from building the Prototype Block will help improve the quality and efficiency of the process when production of the vessel begins in late 2024.

May 31   (FrontLine News)

Using both indoor and outdoor booths at CANSEC, Rheinmetall is showcasing its latest and most innovative advancements including water treatment, new fabrics, satellite communications. land Vehicle crew training, strategic fires and effects information, night vision system modernization and heavy equipment replacement.

Cleeve Technology Inc.
A Canadian SMB that specialize in “interconnect” from basic electrical to power distribution to complex weapons, coms, radar, data acquisition or secure internet systems.
Collins Aerospace
Delivering intelligent and secure communications solutions to military, government and civilian customers. Major investments in green technologies for sustainable systems.
Beretta Defense Technologies / Stoeger Canada
Providing services, weaponry and equipment, including enhanced tactical clothing and and electro-optics.
30 May 2023   – 

​Chinese election interference is a hot topic in Canada today. Yet, while it is indeed a matter of enormous importance, it is one that must be placed in the context of the new Cold War against the West.

27 April 2023   – 

The CAF is in crisis mode, attempting to deal with a lack of personnel and equipment, efforts to change its culture, operational pressures and reputational challenges. This huge machine cannot rapidly ramp up from dereliction when needed – it's time for Canadians to begin to recognize service to country as important, and give it the priority it deserves.

29 March 2023   – 

The federal budget plans a 3% reduction in across-the-board spending and new spending is squarely focusing on domestic economic issues. The defence policy review, announced a year ago, will likely be stalled while to government turns its attention to domestic needs.

22 January 2023   – 

Will the issue of heavy armour support for Ukraine unite or divide the allies? Will Germany's post-WW2-guilt overpower its modern leadership role in global stability? Is a willing coalition of European neighbours enough to stiffen the German spine?

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Tradex, Abbotsford, British Columbia
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Halifax Convention Centre, NS
9 June 2023   (CTV)
Bill C-47, the federal government’s draft budget legislation, was approved June 8 by the House of Commons and referred to the Senate, which had already been studying it. It passed by a 177-146 with the Conservatives, who had pressed the Liberals to essentially redraft the bill, voting against it alongside the Bloc Québécois.
8 June 2023   (Politico)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said June 7 that his country was not responsible for sabotage the Nord Stream natural gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea last September. He was responding to reports that a European security service had advised the Central Intelligence Agency of a Ukrainian-backed plot which was put on hold. “I am president and I give orders accordingly,” Zelenskyy said. “Nothing of the sort has been done by Ukraine; I would never act that
8 June 2023   (Politico)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says Russian forces are shooting at Ukrainian rescuers in flood-struck areas of occupied Kherson after the Nova Kakhovka dam on the Dnipro River was sabotaged June 6.. Dozens of communities on the Ukrainian-held and Russian-occupied sides of the river have been affected.
8 June 2023   (Defense One)
After video shot from a Canadian frigate in the Taiwan Strait showed a Chinese warship manoeuvering close to a U.S. destroyer recently, the U.S. Chief of Naval Operations says his ships must stay “in the way” to enforce the right to safe passage in international waters. “We can’t just be milling about,” Admiral Mike Gilday said June 7. “We are operating in accordance with international law, under, on, and above the sea so that others can too.”
7 June 2023   (Breaking Defense)
Less than three years after receiving the equivalent of US$39 million in funding, a consortium of 13 entities in seven European countries has delivered a common-architecture Modular Unmanned Ground System to the European Commission. “This project set a great example of cooperation and high-level results which we can expect also from coming European Defence Fund Projects,” an official in the Estonian Centre for Defence Investments said in a statement issued June 6 by Tallin-based Milrem Robotics.
7 June 2023   (CP)
As of June 6, a total 424 wildfires were burning across Canada, more than 250 of which are considered out of control. This is according to a briefing by seven federal cabinet ministers who said the current fire situation, being fought by civilian and military responders, is one of the most severe on record and that the long-range forecast is for continued abnormal fire activity.
7 June 2023   (Breaking Defense)
Iran’s assertion that will establish a naval alliance with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations “defies reason,” says a U.S. Navy officer with the 34-nation Combined Maritime Forces fleet, which includes rotations of Canadian warships and aircraft. “The number one cause of regional instability claims it wants […] to protect the very waters it threatens,” says Commander Tim Hawkins, pointing out that Iran has attacked or seize 15 internationally-flagged merchant ships in the past two years.
6 June 2023   (Defense News)
Video shot from aboard HMCS Montreal during a recent transit of the Taiwan Strait with a U.S. destroyer shows a Chinese warship cutting close across the destroyer’s bow. Defending the tactic, China’s defence minister Li Shangfu says other countries should “mind your own business.”
6 June 2023   (Breaking Defense)
The U.S. Army has pulled the plug on a six-year experiment with autonomous truck convoys, conceived as a way to keep troops out of harm’s way. Oshkosh Defense in Wisconsin and Robotic Research in Maryland have been contracted to wind down the project as the Army reconsiders its options.
6 June 2023   (NY Times)
The Kakhovka dam and hydroelectric plant in southern Ukraine, which feeds coolant water to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear station, was breached by an apparent explosion June 5. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy blamed Russia, which took control last year of the facility on the Dnipro River near Kherson, for a “terrorist” act which has caused widespread flooding.