Seaspan celebrates historic milestone for the RCN

2 May 2016

Seaspan joined the Minister of National Defence at an official ceremony last Friday to celebrate the successful completion of the Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) Refit Program on the West Coast.

MoD and BAE dispute threatens Type 26 construction

29 April 2016

A serious and potentially very expensive dispute between Britain's Ministry of Defence and shipbuilder BAE Systems, over the precise design and extra cost of eight anti-submarine (ASW) frigates is causing a postponement in the start of work on the vessels. With unions threatening to stop work, the Scottish National Party is accusing David Cameron of "betrayal" since he had promised the new ships would be built at the Clyde shipyards.

CDAI releases paper on Canada and ballistic missile defence

29 April 2016

The Conference of Defence Associations Institute's latest Vimy Paper explores the debate about Canada's possible participation in US missile defence plans, and assesses the advantages and possible disadvantages of such a commitment.

CADSI calls for a Canadian defence industrial policy

28 April 2016

At the Defence Review roundtable consultation hosted in Vancouver this week, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ (CADSI) has called on the Government of Canada to work with the defence industry to develop a defence industrial policy.

Australia selects DCNS to design future submarines

26 April 2016

Australia's Prime Minister has announced the selection of DCNS as the preferred partner for the SEA 1000 Future Submarine Program – to design new submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.

Lockheed Martin Canada opens IMPACT Centre in Ottawa

22 April 2016

Lockheed Martin Canada opened its new IMPACT Centre in Ottawa this past week with a ribbon cutting event showcasing the innovative demonstration centre.

DCNS shortlisted for Norway’s submarine replacement

8 April 2016

The Norwegian Ministry of Defence yesterday announced that DCNS was identified as one of the two potential candidates for the replacement of its submarine fleet. DCNS is proposing its Scorpene submarine to replace the in-service Ula-class submarines.

CADSI extends support to Canada’s Defence Review

7 April 2016

Christyn Cianfarani, president of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), has pledged CADSI's support and expertise to the advisory panel to Canada’s Defence Review.

C-130 Hercules finds a home at the museum

6 April 2016

This 51-year-old RCAF Hercules landed at it's new home, the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, yesterday. Its new mission: to help educate visitors about its long history of service in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Photo: DND has donated its last C-130E to the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum smokes minimal rubber on touchdown just outside the museum on a 3,300-foot runway managed by the Rockcliffe Flying Club. (photo by Ken Pole)

Seaspan starts construction on second OFSV

31 March 2016

Brian Carter, President – Seaspan Shipyards, announced today the start of construction on Seaspan’s second National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG)’s second Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV).