Ross Munro Media Award to Nicolas Laffont
The Conference of Defence Associations and the CDA Institute has announced that in a unanimous decision by the 6-member selection committee, Nicolas Laffont has been selected as the recipient of the CDA Institute Ross Munro Media Award for 2017. The award will be presented at the organizations’ annual defence conference on 22 February 2018.
Airbus Breaks Ground on FWSAR Training Centre
After having celebrated last December the first anniversary of the Canada's Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) contract award, Airbus officially broke ground on a new state-of-the-art training centre for future C295 aircraft crews and technicians at CFB Comox.
Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles delivered to Petawawa
The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command has accepted delivery of its first Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles. These vehicles, which were procured from Polaris Industries Limited, will help protect members of Canada’s Special Operations Forces as they conduct missions in challenging environments.
Brazil orders more Airbus SAR aircraft
The solution ordered by Brazil is very similar to that of Canada. Brazil’s first C295 SAR aircraft toured three of Canada’s search and rescue bases in 2017. Accessing the contractual option for additional SAR-configured aircraft will bring its C295 fleet to 15 aircraft, with 12 transport-configured and 3 SAR-configured.
GoC awards contract for the disposal of HMCS Athabaskan
Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a contract valued at $5,737,350 to Marine Recycling Corporation from Port Colborne, Ontario, for the disposal of the Royal Canadian Navy’s former HMCS Athabaskan.
Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters build drone for warship
The DGA has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium. The contract covers de- risking studies ahead of construction of a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator aboard warships.
U.S. Air Force’s First GPS III Satellite Receives Commands
The first advanced GPS III satellite successfully established remote connectivity and communicated with the Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX), further validating the U.S. Air Force’s modernized Global Positioning System (GPS) is ready to launch its first satellite.
First Indian made SCORPENE®-class submarine
INS Kalvari is the first of six Indian submarines under indigenous construction and the first large and demanding “Make in India” program. Naval Group is proud to contribute to the Indian sovereignty bring to it’s Navy, autonomy and technical regional superiority with underwater prowess.
Thales celebrates launch of first large vessel under the NSS
Thales celebrates the launch of the first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel at Seaspan Shipyards. This first of class vessel represents a remarkable achievement as the first large non-combat ship to be designed and built under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), demonstrating the domestic shipbuilding industry’s strength and capabilities.
Seaspan Shipyards celebrates the launch of the large vessel
Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) today celebrated the launch of the first large vessel to be designed and built under the Government of Canada's National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) - OFSV1, the first of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV).