Growth and continued hiring for MBDA in 2018

28 March 2018

For the fifth consecutive year MBDA recorded a high in orders, worth €4.2 billion, in 2017 while revenue amounted to €3.1 billion. By 31 December the company’s order book reached a record peak of €16.8 billion, giving the group prospects for sustained growth over the next five years.

UK backs MBDA’s Brimstone missile to 2030 and beyond

28 March 2018

The United Kingdom has awarded MBDA a £400 million contract for the capability sustainment programme (CSP) of the advanced Brimstone air-to-surface missile, to extend its service life beyond 2030.

ANZAC frigate arrives in Victoria for modernization

8 March 2018

Lockheed Martin Canada has signed a formal contract with the New Zealand government for ship installation and trials to complete the upgrade and modernization of the ANZAC class frigates. The first of two frigates, Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Te Kaha arrived in Victoria, BC on March 6.

Defence Minister optimistic about business with India

28 February 2018

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is optimistic that companies in the Canadian defence and aerospace sectors can do more business with India, which has one of the largest standing military forces in the world.

Naval Group transfer of technology to Brazil

21 February 2018

Brazilian President Michel Temer was present for the transfer of the Riachuelo diesel-Electric attack submarine to its assembly hall in Itaguai, Brazil. French shipbuilder Naval Group completed the transfer of technology for the ProSub programme, which provides the country with state-of-the-art equipment made in Brazil, and provide ongoing support as needed.

US awards frigate concept design

20 February 2018

For its pending FFG(X) acquisition of 20 frigates, the U.S. Government has awarded a contract to the United States shipyard General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, supported by the Spanish ship designer and shipyard Navantia, for a conceptual design.

Discovery Air Defence re-emerges as Top Aces

13 February 2018

Top Aces Inc., formerly Discovery Air Defence Services Inc., announced the return to the company’s original name.

IMP Aerospace & Defence partners with Air Asia

13 February 2018

Asia Company Limited signed an Memorandum of Understanding with IMP Aerospace & Defence to form a strategic partnership in the pursuit and sustainment of P-3 and C-130 aircraft modification and maintenance work.

Top Canadian Think Tanks announced

12 February 2018

The Fraser Institute, Institute for Research on Public Policy, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, and the Macdonald-Laurier Institute have been identified by the University of Pennsylvania’s annual Think Tank Index Report as the top five in Canada.

GoC Weapons system support contract

29 January 2018

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, announced the award of a $704 million contract in support of weapons systems that will protect Canadian ships and sailors over the next two decades.