14 April – The sun rises as HMCS Montreal and supply ship MV Asterix prepare to enter Souda Bay, Greece on its way through the Mediterranean Sea to the Indian Ocean as part of Canada's committment to increase the number of deployments to the Indo-Pacific region. (Photo: Cpl Connor Bennett)
15 May – CAF members from 41 Canadian Brigade Group assist Alberta Wildfire and local firefighters in fire prevention operations in Drayton Valley, Alberta, as part of Operation Lentus 23. (CAF Photo: MCpl Genevieve Lapointe)
25 April – Members of the embarked Air Detachment aboard HMCS Fredericton load torpedoes on the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter “Phoenix” during Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea. (CAF Photo: Cpl Noé Marchon)
April 30 – Members of 3rd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment and from various Government of Canada departments guide and offer water to evacuees from Sudan to the reception bus during Operation SAVANNE23 in Djibouti. (CAF Photo: MCpl Bryan Carter)
11 March – HMCS Fredericton embarked CH-148 Cyclone helicopter “Phoenix” prepares to land on the flight deck during Operation Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea. (CAF Photo: Cpl Noé Marchon)
10 Apr – Royal Canadian Air Force CC-177 Globemaster from 429 Transport Sqn based at 8 Wing Trenton, delivers a Leopard 2A4 main battle tank to Poland, as a part of Canada's commitment to Ukraine. (CAF Photo: Cpl Marco Tijam)
11 Apr – Leopard 2 tanks donated by Canada to Ukraine arrive in southwestern Poland. Transportation was being overseen by members of the Canadian Armed Forces during Operation Unifier. (CAF Photo: Cpl Marco Tijam)
13 Apr – Members of Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry conduct a small arms live-fire exercise with members of the Spanish Armed Forces during Op Reassurance at Camp Adazi, Latvia. (Combat Camera Photo)
6 Apr – Members of the embarked Air Detachment aboard HMCS Fredericton load a torpedo on the CH-148 Cyclone helicopter “Phoenix” during Op Reassurance in the Mediterranean Sea. (CAF Photo: Cpl Noé Marchon)
4 Apr – Soldiers from 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (3 PPCLI) participate in the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Capability exercise alongside American Allies, from 11th Airborne Div near Fort Wainwright, Alaska. (CAF Photo: MCpl Cass Moon)
1 Apr – Sailor 3rd Class Brair Goudie participates in a .50 calibre heavy machine gun training on Motor Vessel Asterix during Operation Projection Indo-Pacific in the Atlantic Ocean. (CAF Photo: S1 Taylor Congdon)
7 Apr – Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix, Master Sailor Gabriel George and Sailor 3rd Class Briar Goudie supervise training onboard MV Asterix during Op Projection Indo-Pacific in the Mediterranean Sea. (CAF Photo: S1 Taylor Congdon)
May 30   (DND News)

The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence issued the following statement today related to the One-Year Anniversary of the Independent External Comprehensive Review on sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces.


​Chinese election interference is a hot topic in Canada today. Yet, while it is indeed a matter of enormous importance, it is one that must be placed in the context of the new Cold War against the West.


Canada continues to dodge NATO calls for defence spending. There is a long-standing complaint that Canada continues to fall short of the alliance’s stated goal that its members’ defence spending should equal a minimum of 2% of gross domestic product.

May 23   (CP)

The Military Police Complaints Commission is looking into how military police handled the sexual-assault allegation against Major-General Dany Fortin, who was cleared of misconduct and acquitted by a Quebec Court last December. Fortin says he was the victim of a biased investigation and the Commission said today that his statements about senior military officials make it a matter of public interest.

Jun 01   (Ken Pole)

Two new appointees to the top command positions at North American Aerospace Defence Command headquarters in Colorado bring different but complementary skillsets to the 65-year-old partnership.

May 31   (Ken Pole)

Defence Minister Anand used a keynote speech today at the opening of CANSEC, the Canadian Association of Defence & Security Industries trade show in Ottawa, to underscore the importance of supply chains as the government modernizes the Canadian Armed Forces. Industry notes procurement is a 2-way collaboration requiring trust.

May 31   (FrontLine News)

Today Seaspan Shipyards announced it has cut steel to build a ‘Prototype Block’ and marking a critical step in its Polar Icebreaker Program. Seaspan is designing and building the first heavy Polar Icebreaker in Canada in more than 60 years. Lessons learned from building the Prototype Block will help improve the quality and efficiency of the process when production of the vessel begins in late 2024.

May 31   (FrontLine News)

Using both indoor and outdoor booths at CANSEC, Rheinmetall is showcasing its latest and most innovative advancements including water treatment, new fabrics, satellite communications. land Vehicle crew training, strategic fires and effects information, night vision system modernization and heavy equipment replacement.

Cleeve Technology Inc.
A Canadian SMB that specialize in “interconnect” from basic electrical to power distribution to complex weapons, coms, radar, data acquisition or secure internet systems.
Beretta Defense Technologies / Stoeger Canada
Providing services, weaponry and equipment, including enhanced tactical clothing and and electro-optics.
Babcock Canada Inc
Focusing on critical missions, operations, complex asset management, technology integration, and specialist training,
30 May 2023   – 

​Chinese election interference is a hot topic in Canada today. Yet, while it is indeed a matter of enormous importance, it is one that must be placed in the context of the new Cold War against the West.

27 April 2023   – 

The CAF is in crisis mode, attempting to deal with a lack of personnel and equipment, efforts to change its culture, operational pressures and reputational challenges. This huge machine cannot rapidly ramp up from dereliction when needed – it's time for Canadians to begin to recognize service to country as important, and give it the priority it deserves.

29 March 2023   – 

The federal budget plans a 3% reduction in across-the-board spending and new spending is squarely focusing on domestic economic issues. The defence policy review, announced a year ago, will likely be stalled while to government turns its attention to domestic needs.

22 January 2023   – 

Will the issue of heavy armour support for Ukraine unite or divide the allies? Will Germany's post-WW2-guilt overpower its modern leadership role in global stability? Is a willing coalition of European neighbours enough to stiffen the German spine?

31 May - 1 June 2023
EY Centre, Ottawa, ON
19-25 June 2023
Le Bourget, Paris
25-27 July 2023
St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
10-11 August 2023
Tradex, Abbotsford, British Columbia
11-13 August 2023
Abbotsford Int'l Airport, BC
5-7 September 2023
Edgewood, Maryland
3-5 Oct 2023
Halifax Convention Centre, NS
1 June 2023   (Al Jazeera)
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy took his quest for more arms as well as EU and NATO membership to a European Political Community summit today in Moldova. It was apparent, however, that the response from NATO leaders meeting in Norway was divided.
1 June 2023   (Guardian)
Ben Roberts-Smith, a highly-decorated former member of Ausralia’s elite Special Air Services Regiment, lost a defamation suit today against newspapers which reported that he had killed unarmed civilians in Afghanistan. He claimed the reports undermined his reputation by portraying him as having “disgraced his country and the Australian army,” Dismissing the suit after more than 100 days of hearings, the ruling judge said “the respondents had established the substantial truth” of several allegations.
1 June 2023   (Defense News)
The U.S. Defense Department Inspector General says equipment drawn from U.S. Army stocks in Kuwait for Ukraine was not fit for combat even though Army policy is that pre-positioned vehicles, armaments and other equipment should be kept ready for immediate use. “We identified issues that resulted in unanticipated maintenance, repairs, and extended lead times to ensure the readiness of the military equipment,” the IG says
1 June 2023   (USA Today)
U.S. officials are worried that Chinese nations posing as tourists have made several attempts in recent years to gain access to military facilities in Alaska. Many of the encounters have been chalked up to innocent mistakes but the attempts to enter military bases are a genuine concern.
1 June 2023   (Al Jazeera)
A Royal Canadian Air Force CC-150 Polaris multi-role tanker is one of 150 aircraft from 14 NATO and partner countries involved this week in Arctic Challenge 2023, an exercise in northern Finland two hours’ drive from the Russian border. Underscoring NATO’s commitment to defend its newest member, the exercise with 6,500 Finnish troops also involves nearly 1,000 Norwegian, British, Swedish and U.S. personnel.
1 June 2023   (BBC)
Some social media platforms have been erasing posts about potential human rights abuses I what one executive has acknowledged may be an “overcautious” policy of deleting offensive content. YouTube and Facebook’s parent company, Meta, say they try to balance the duties to bear witness while also blocking possibly harmful posts.
1 June 2023   (C4ISRNet)
The U.S. military confirmed today that it has contracted with SpaceX to provide communications service to Ukraine. No details were disclosed but SpaceX had been supplying its Starlink terminals since 2022, following Russia’s invasion, but company president Elon Musk indicated last October that it could no longer afford to provide free services.
31 May 2023   (CBC)
The RCAF plans to integrate two Airbus A-330s purchased from Kuwait into Trenton-based 4356 Transport Squadron this summer as replacements for its aging A-310s flown as CC-150 Polaris. The immediate plan is to maintain the civilian layout for passenger and cargo operations without a private cabin for prime ministerial transport but at least one will be reconfigured within the next two years.
31 May 2023   (AP)
Sudan’s military announced today that it has suspended participation in talks with a paramilitary force, the Rapid Support Force, which it has been battling for control of the country for weeks. A spokesman said the decision is due to the RSF’s “repeated violations” of a cease-fire and its continued occupation of hospitals and other civilian infrastructure in Khartoum.
31 May 2023   (Reuters)
The United Arab Emirates confirmed today its withdrawal from a U.S.-led maritime coalition but that it remains committed to dialogue and diplomatic engagement to advance regional security and stability. Headquartered in Bahrain, the multinational coalition was created to counter terrorism and piracy in the Red Sea and Gulf.