INDUSTRY NEWS

Surface Combatant contract on hold

27 November 2018

The long process of choosing a design team for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ships drew to a close this fall with the October selection – by Irving Shipbuilding (where the ships will be built) and the Government of Canada – of the Lockheed-led team of companies proposing the BAE Type-26 design. It is now on hold pending a legal review of the legality of the decision.

AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge open for applicants

13 November 2018

Applications for a competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to win a race against a pilot-operated drone opened today. Applications are being accepted until 28 Feb 2019, and teams will be competing for more than U$2 million in prizes from the Lockheed Martin competition.

Airbus demonstrates H135 helicopters to USN

19 October 2018

During orientation flights with US Navy pilots, Airbus Helicopters will demonstrate H135 capabilities as potential future Navy helicopter trainer during USN Fly-In event 22-26 October 2018.

BREAKING: Govt selects Lockheed team to design CSC

19 October 2018

The Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. have identified Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. as the preferred bidder to provide the design and design team for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Canadian Surface Combatants.

CSC Contender 2018

TEAM ALION

30 September 2018

Alion Science and Technology, along with its subsidiary Alion Canada, has teamed with Atlas Elektronik and Hensoldt Sensors to submit a bid based on the Dutch De Zeven Provinciën Air Defence and Command (LCF) frigate design.

Mack Defense delivering on Cdn Army vehicle contract

21 September 2018

A contract to modernize Canadian Army fleets is seeing new Standard Military Pattern trucks being delivered across the country on time and on budget.

Leonardo DRS contracted to upgrade Flight Incident Recorder

18 September 2018

The Boeing Company has chosen Leonardo DRS to develop upgraded Deployable Flight Incident Recorder Set (DFIRS) technology for new and in-service F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft. The contract will be executed by Kanata-based DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.

Lockheed ships communications satellite for U.S. and Allies

6 August 2018

The fourth of six Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communications satellites has been shipped to Cape Canaveral in preparation for an October liftoff aboard an Atlas V rocket.

Nikola UTV responds to military requirement

26 July 2018

The U.S. Special Operations Command asked for a technologically superior electric autonomous land vehicle, and SOFTWERX and Nikola Powersports are answering that call with an innovative UTV called the Reckless.

Ukraine to modernize public safety helicopter fleet

23 July 2018

Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior for the purchase of 55 civil helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR), public services, and emergency medical service (EMS) missions. The fleet will include 21 repurposed H225s, and 10 brand new H145s and 24 H125. The contract also foresees the setting up of a local training and maintenance centre.

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