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.

Serco to acquire Alion’s naval systems business

23 May 2019

Serco will be acquiring Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business contracts to the RCN, for $225 million. The acquisition, subject to certain regulatory approvals, is expected to close in the second half of 2019.

Canada part of aerospace mileston

Airbus celebrates delivery of 12,000th aircraft

20 May 2019

A Canadian-made jet delivered to a U.S.-based airline symbolizes the growing presence of Airbus in North America. The A220-100 aircraft was assembled in Mirabel and handed over to U.S.-based Delta Air Lines.


Top Defence Capability Leaders 2019

17 May 2019

FrontLine has gathered the key industry leaders in the defence and national security sectors. These are the project primes and specialized subcontractors that provide Top Quality solutions for these critical sectors.


Airbus to launch second SpaceDataHighway satellite

6 May 2019

A second satellite will be launched on July 24th to provide a redundant back-up to the world’s first optical fibre network of geostationary satellites in the sky.


tkMS Group wins Brazilian Navy corvette contract

31 March 2019

The Brazillian Navy announced (28 March) that the Águas Azuis Consortium (thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security, and Atech) has been selected as the preferrred bidder for the construction of four defense ships in Brazil’s Tamandaré Corvettes Class Program (CCT).