INDUSTRY NEWS

Trudeau pressed about exports to Saudi Arabia

6 August 2019

The Prime Minister is being pressed to release the results of a review of arms exports to Saudi Arabia, specifically Light Armoured Vehicles manufactured by General Dynamics Land Systems Canada in London, Ontario.

Seaspan welcomes John Turner as VP Govt Relations

31 July 2019

John Turner will join Seaspan Shipyards as Vice President, Government Relations on 19 August 2019.

History of Type 26 Global Combat Ship Procurement

28 July 2019

A look at the long journey of the Type 26 being chosen as Canada's new Surface Combatant design for the Royal Canadian Navy.

Academia

Carleton prof to create Security and Defence network

18 July 2019

Carleton University Professor Stephen Saideman has received a $2.5 million Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to create an inclusive and innovative defence and security community.

New contracts awarded for maintenance of frigates

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.

Maiden flight of Airbus C295 SAR aircraft completed for Canada

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.

Earth observation satellites

Three Canadian satellites launched

12 June 2019

On 12 June, at 10:17 EST, under heavy fog cover, Canada’s newest satellite venture successfully launched all three satellites of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission into orbit from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. These next-gen satellites will provide better resolution and accuracy than previous technologies.

Upgrade to ground control system

Lockheed upgrades GPS III satellite constellation ground system

11 June 2019

Lockheed Martin delivers software upgrade to the U.S. Air Force’s current GPS ground control system. The upgrade will enable the Air Force to start commanding the new, next-generation GPS III satellites now coming off the production line and beginning to launch.

Earth observation satellites

RADARSAT Constellation Mission to launch

10 June 2019

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission – Canada’s next generation of Earth observation satellites – will launch on 12 June 2019 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

Rotary Wing Aviation Milestone

Airbus Helicopters marks 35 years of success in Canada

1 June 2019

Airbus Helicopters Canada marks 35 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry.

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