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  • Russia and Canada Become Partners
    Russia and Canada Become Partners November 18 2019
    Russian Helicopters selected Pratt & Whitney's PW207V gas-turbine engines to power its VRT500 light helicopters at the Dubai Airshow. The PW207V from the PW200 engine family has been modernized for light helicopters; the engine has a maximum capacity of 700 HP. “Russian Helicopters have a successful experience of cooperation with Pratt & Whitney Canada and I am sure that VRT500 project shall strengthen the partnership between the companies,” noted Andrey Bogi...
  • Italy Deploys F-35 on First NATO Mission
    Italy Deploys F-35 on First NATO Mission September 27 2019
      NATO Allied Air Command stated that one of six Italian Air Force F-35s will perform the type’s first NATO air surveillance and air policing mission. F-35s are deployed to Iceland on 26 September. The Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana: AMI) has deployed six Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) combat aircraft to Keflavik Airbase to conduct NATO air policing and training duties over Iceland. AMI Boeing KC-767 tan...
  • New Connection System to Navy
    New Connection System to Navy September 9 2019
    Canada will acquire five ship-to-shore connector systems. The National Defence Department of Canada has released a statement on its official website to announce a contract of approximately $12 million to acquire five ship-to-shore connector systems that will support such missions. These systems will be built in Canada by Navamar Inc. These ship-to-shore connector systems, vessels such as Joint Support Ships of the Canadian Navy will have an enhanced and robust capability to transfer cargo and...
  • Eurofighter Drops Out of Canadian Fighter Jet Program September 3 2019
    The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) and Airbus Defence and Space today informed the Government of Canada of their decision to withdraw from Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP).  The decision is the result of a detailed review of the Request for Proposal (RFP), following its release on 23 July 2019. The $19 billion competition has been dogged by allegations it is designed to favour Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter. With the dec...
  • Bofors Gun System for Attack Vessel
    Bofors Gun System for Attack Vessel August 22 2019
    Indonesia will work with BAE Systems. The Indonesian Navy has selected BAE Systems’ Bofors 57 Mk3 naval gun system for the country’s KCR-60 fast-attack vessel program. The initial contracts with government-owned shipbuilder PT PAL Indonesia include four 57 Mk3 gun systems. Two of the new 57 Mk3 systems will be for two KCR-60 vessels currently under construction, while the remaining two guns will be integrated onto two existing KCR-60 ships. The Bofors 57mm naval gun is d...
  • Ukraine may Buy Super Tucano
    Ukraine may Buy Super Tucano August 21 2019
      A Ukrainian Air Force Delegation visited Brazil to study the possible purchase of the Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano according to Brazil-based infodefensa.com. The Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, also named A-29, is a Brazilian turboprop light attack aircraft designed and built by Embraer as a development of the Embraer EMB 312 Tucano. The Super Tucano can be used for both the trainer role and as a light attack aircraft. The aircraft is powered by a 1,200 kW (...
  • Canada to get New LAV August 20 2019
    The Canadian Government has unveiled plans to award a sole-source contract for hundreds of light armoured vehicles to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada. The Deal, which is worth 3 billion US Dollars for 360 LAV light armoured wheeled vehicle, was announced by the Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan on Friday. The deal aims to replace the already ageing LAV fleets. The Canadian Armed Forces use the LAV 6.0, which is the enhanced version of the LAV III. LAV 6.0’s are equipped with...
  • Halifax Class Frigates Going To Maintenance
    Halifax Class Frigates Going To Maintenance August 19 2019
    The Government of Canada is investing more than $7.5 billion in the Royal Canadian Navy's 12 Halifax-class frigates to provide necessary ongoing maintenance until they are retired in the early 2040s. Under the scope of maintenance, The Government of Canada has awarded a $500-million contract to Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to carry out maintenance work on the Halifax-class frigates. This contract guarantees a minimum of three frigates for the shipyard, with work planned to begin in the early ...
  • Canada Seeking New Wings
    Canada Seeking New Wings July 29 2019
    For the replacement of CF188 aircraft in service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Canadian government has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) to suppliers. Suppliers have until the spring of 2020 to submit their first offers to Canada. The government, which plans the first deliveries by 2025, foresees that the selection process for the supplier company will continue until the second quarter of 2022. The platforms that are issued with RfP are; SAAB Jas39 Gripen/Sweden, Airbus Eurofighter T...
  • Is the Correct Path Followed to Build a Plane? July 11 2019
    The planners’ decisions about the use of human resources in our country, doesn’t fit the Turkey’s aims in the aerospace thus defence industry. Universities and postgraduate institutions are unfortunately not sufficient to train required people. Our point in this article is not to criticize the existing situation, but to create a suitable atmosphere in our country to create and develop space, aviation and defence industries. Otherwise the aerospace industries won’t go f...
  • First Aid Support with Airborne
    First Aid Support with Airborne June 21 2019
    The Indonesian Ministry of Defence signed a contract to supply six new Viking Canadair CL-515 and one upgraded Canadair CL-415EAF amphibious aircraft from Canadian-based Viking Air. Four of the CL-515 twin-turboprop aircraft will be delivered in "first responder" multi-mission configuration, while the remaining two will be handed over "in optimised aerial firefighter configuration", said the company in a statement. It also pointed out that, due to its flexible ar...
  • US Exports $ 1 Billion Worth Missile
    US Exports $ 1 Billion Worth Missile May 21 2019
    The State Department has decided to approve possible Foreign Military Sales to Republic of Korea (ROC),  Japan and Canada. SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles for ROC, AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for Japan and MK 54 lightweight torpedoes for Canada are at stake. SM-2 Block IIIB Standard missiles costs $313.9 million, AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) costs $317 million, MK 54 lightweight costs $387 million. Total expor...
  • Vard Signs MOU with ASFAT
    Vard Signs MOU with ASFAT May 7 2019
    Vard Marine Inc. announced that an MoU has been signed with Military Factory and Shipyard Management Inc. (Askeri Fabrika ve Tersane İşletme A.Ş. /ASFAT) in Turkey to promote a strategic partnership where Vard Marine provides the design of a wide range of paramilitary vessels and ASFAT coordinates construction of select projects at their approved naval shipyards in Turkey. The MoU provides an opportunity for Vard Marine to expand operations in the region and to collaborate with othe...
  • Canada Submits Formal Bid to Buy Eurohawk
    Canada Submits Formal Bid to Buy Eurohawk February 21 2019
    Canada has submitted a formal bid to buy the Eurohawk from Germany, Reuters reports. It said earlier that Transport Canada wishes to purchase the aircraft in order to monitor oil spills and the Arctic Region. Canada has submitted a formal bid for the prototype aircraft, which was stripped of key equipment and demilitarized by the United States in 2017. The German Defence Ministry is evaluating the request from Canada to buy a high-altitude surveillance drone that has been ...
  • Australian F/A-18s delivered to  Canada
    Australian F/A-18s delivered to Canada February 18 2019
    The first two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 AB Hornet aircraft to be sold to the Royal Canadian Air Force have been delivered to Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake in Alberta, Canada, following their participation in Exercise Red Flag 2019. Under a deal between the Australian and Canadian Governments, the two Hornets are the first of up to 25 aircraft that will be sold to Canada along with spares and support equipment.  
  • Griffon Modernization
    Griffon Modernization January 30 2019
    Canada has announced modernization of CH-146 Griffon helicopters. With modernization, life of the platforms will be extended and will remain in the inventory until 2031. Total of USD 68 million agreement signed with Bell Helicopter Textron Canada for a modernization of 85 platforms. Within the scope of the program, the structural components of the platforms and avionics will be improved.Canada uses the Bell 412EP helicopters under the name CH-146 Griffon. The modernization agreement...
  • Submarine Modernization
    Submarine Modernization January 24 2019
    Canada's made its decision to modernize its aging submarine fleet. Canada's Department of National Defence has taken action for its modernization program. The modernization decision came at a time when the underwater market was quite active. In Canada, four platforms are serving as Victoria Class. These submarines have troubles in their history. Platforms procured from the United Kingdom in 1998 and Canada spent millions of Dollars for their repair and upgrade studies of sub...
  • Dassault Shock to Canada
    Dassault Shock to Canada November 9 2018
    An unexpected news came from Canada's ongoing fighter jet tender. Dassault who joined the competition with Rafale fighter jet, announced its withdrawal from the competition. Canada plans to procure a total of 88 fighter in the ongoing tender. The tender, which is expected to cost US $ 12.2 billion, has not yet come up with an official announcement. However, the reasons for the decision talks in the back stages are that interoperability and intelligence sharing requirements canno...
  • New Surface Combatant of Canada
    New Surface Combatant of Canada October 31 2018
    Canada has made its decision for the new surface combatant. After the decision, the preferred candidate was announced. According to a statement from BAE Systems, it was reported that the selection was in favour of the Type 26 frigate.   Following the selection of Type 26 of Australia, the company emphasized Canada's most accurate choice. Type 26 ships, developed to replace Type 23 class platforms already serving in the Royal Navy, are intended to be important for ...
  • The Quantum Step from Boeing
    The Quantum Step from Boeing October 22 2018
    Boeing has added a new one to its future investments. An organization on quantum and neuromorphic technologies for computer and communication technologies, which are expected to be needed by the military and civilian units in the future. With this step, the company aims to carry out important studies on quantum communication and computer systems, neuromorphic processing and advanced sensing technologies. Charles Toups, who is former vice president and general manager of Boeing's Research ...
  • Second Hand Hornet to Canada
    Second Hand Hornet to Canada September 28 2018
    The US has approved the potential sale of the second-hand F/A-18 Hornet to Canada. After this, Canada announced that negotiations started for 25 jets with Australia. In the statement, if the negotiations and the approval process move as planned the first aircraft in 2019 was delivered to Canada. According to a report in the Australian Press, Canada will receive 18 jets, and seven jets can be supplied for use in tests and spare parts. The total amount for procurement is expected to reach US $ ...
  • Germany Plans to Sell Euro Hawk to Canada
    Germany Plans to Sell Euro Hawk to Canada September 26 2018
    In a statement Monday, Germany's defence ministry confirmed talks with Canada were planned. No price tag or date was speculated but UAV cost $823 million to Germany. The German defence ministry has decided to “begin concrete negotiations with Canada for the sale of Euro Hawk aircraft, two ground stations and possibly certain spare parts,” Associated Press reported Monday. Last year, the government acknowledged that the development and procurement of the pro...
  • Canada retiring the CH-124 Sea King Helicopter
    Canada retiring the CH-124 Sea King Helicopter September 22 2018
    The Royal Canadian Air Force is retiring the CH-124 Sea King on Dec. 1. The service has planned a series of events to mark the occasion.  This versatile ship-borne maritime helicopter has been in operation serving Canada since 1963 In honour of this historic finale, the Royal Canadian Air Force is inviting current and former military members, their families, and government dignitaries to join them in Victoria, BC, for a two-day retirement event. Canadian Air Force is ...
  • New Zealand to Procure Simulator
    New Zealand to Procure Simulator August 10 2018
    New Zealand Government has approved the purchase of the NH90 simulator from Canada-based CAE. The simulators will be used for pilot training of NH90 utility helicopters in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) inventory. For the simulator planned to be deployed at RNZAF Ohakeha Base, New Zealand will pay 28.42 million US Dollars. A new building is required for the installation of the 10 meter high training device. Simulator device will be constructed in Montreal, Canada....
  • Rheinmetall Will Continue to Protect Halifax
    Rheinmetall Will Continue to Protect Halifax June 20 2018
    Rheinmetall will upgrade Halifax Class frigates' softkill systems. Under the deal of US $ 15 million, MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) systems will be upgraded which is integrated to the Halifax Class frigates. Upgradingt work will be carried out between 2018-2022. MASS, the decoy system, was integrated into the Halifax Class frigates in 2009. In the scope of the work, dual launchers will replace with triple launchers. The project will be run by Rheinmetall...
  • Canada Indecisive in Search and Rescue
    Canada Indecisive in Search and Rescue May 22 2018
    Sikorsky plans to offer Canada its S-92 civilian helicopter for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s search and rescue operations. The service operates a fleet of 14 Leonardo Cormorants, a variant of the EH-101, for search and rescue and is now working on a project to modernize its search and rescue fleet. Canada is yet to decide whether to buy new aircraft or upgrade the Cormorants. Sikorsky's offer would focus on providing a solution that is more affor...
  • Articles of the North Atlantic Treaty (1)
    Articles of the North Atlantic Treaty (1) May 11 2018
    At a time when Russia, thanks to its Cold War behaviour, drives the rest of the world towards anxiety and new strategies, NATO once again assumes importance as an old and friendly assembly. Born as a counterforce to the rising Soviet threat in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, what were the dynamics upon which NATO was built? Was this a timeless collective defence attempt without a shelf life; or was it programmed to last so long as the threat endured? NATO is based o...
  • Netherlands Wants New CBRN Vehicles
    Netherlands Wants New CBRN Vehicles May 3 2018
    The Netherlands is to replace its 12 Fuchs armoured vehicles for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) reconnaissance will reach the end of their lifespan in a few years. Netherlands Ministry of Defence announced on 1 May that they will look for the possibility of international cooperation before purchasing. The country is already working with Germany, Canada, Norway, the United States, the United Kingdom and Sweden in terms of CBRN research and oper...
  • LM Canada Will Upgrade New Zealand Frigates
    LM Canada Will Upgrade New Zealand Frigates April 30 2018
    Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) handed over its HMNZS Te Kaha frigate to Lockheed Martin Canada for combat management system upgrade. HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) is one of ten Anzac class frigates, and one of two serving in the RNZN. This marks the first time that a foreign warship has been modernized in Canada since the Second World War. The contract for the upgrade of two Anzac-class frigates was signed in 2014. Under the terms of the contract, Lockheed Martin Canada is responsible for designing and ...
  • Senator APC In Serial Production
    Senator APC In Serial Production April 20 2018
    Canada’s Roshel Defence Solutions has started serial production of its recently developed and tested multi-purpose Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), Senator. According to the company, Roshel Senator features a high level of maneuverability as well as advanced off-road capabilities, making it efficient in accomplishing its missions in urban and cross-country terrain. The vehicle can be reconfigured depending on necessity to conduct Medical Evacuation, Anti-riot, Command & Control Cen...
  • Malaysia Ordered Nexter's Artillery Systems
    Malaysia Ordered Nexter's Artillery Systems April 20 2018
    Malaysia ordered 18 units of 105LG1 artillery systems from Nexter under a contract signed at DSA fair. This 3-year contract will start by November 2019 with the first delivery of 6 light guns and the last delivery is due to take place in February 2020. The system has a maximum range of 17 kilometres and can be transported by air thanks to its light weight of approximately 1650 kg. Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Belgium, Canada and Colombia are also among customers of Nexter’s 105LG1.
  • Boeing Will Participate in Canadian Bid
    Boeing Will Participate in Canadian Bid February 26 2018
    Boeing is approved to participate in Canada’s F-18 fleet replacement bid. The company, who fell into a trade dispute with Bombardier last year, is one of five manufacturers invited to submit proposals in 2019 for an order of 88 advanced fighter jets, which are to be delivered in 2025, according to a Canadian government statement. a senior Canadian official said on Thursday that Boeing stands an equal chance with other bidders even though it is locked in a trade dispute with Ottawa. ...
  • Canadian Navy Stepped Up Gear on Modernization
    Canadian Navy Stepped Up Gear on Modernization February 22 2018
    Raytheon will overhaul the Royal Canadian Navy's Phalanx Close-In Weapon Systems, the company announced on 20 February.  Under the $300 million contract by Public Services and Procurement Canada, RCL, working with Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services, will provide maintenance, fleet technical support, repair and overhaul services on the Phalanx mounts which will ensure the systems are ready to address current and emerging threats.  ...
  • Canada Decided to Rejoin NATO's AWACS Program
    Canada Decided to Rejoin NATO's AWACS Program February 15 2018
    Canada, one of the 12 original nations that funded the NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) but withdrew support officially in 2014, has decided to rejoin the program.  “NATO is a cornerstone of Canada’s international security policy and is one of our most important multilateral relationships. In that spirit, Canada has decided to rejoin NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control System,” Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announc...
  • Philippines Cancelled Helicopter Order
    Philippines Cancelled Helicopter Order February 12 2018
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday ordered the cancellation of a $233-million agreement to purchase 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters with Canada.  The Philippines and Canada formally signed the helicopter deal on 6 February. However, the Canadian government had raised concerns over Philippine's acquisition on the ground of possible human rights violations. In response, Duterte ordered the cancellation of the agreement and said they will look for another...
  • Australia Girded Loins
    Australia Girded Loins February 9 2018
    Legitimising military intervention in domestic terrorist incidents, refusing to become a party to the latest UN nuclear weapon ban treaty, and increasing arms exports to boost employment are among the recent offensive policies of Australia... The latest example of Australia’s increasingly “hawkish” security policies is the Turnbull Government’s ambitious plan to make the country one of the world’s top 10 weapons exporters within the n...
  • CIWS Upgrade to Canada
    CIWS Upgrade to Canada January 30 2018
    Raytheon Canada has been awarded a contract to upgrade and support 21 of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) close-in weapon systems (CIWS), announced on 26 January. $567-million contract will cover the Raytheon Phalanx Block 1B CIWS aboard RCN’s Halifax-class frigates and is valid until 2037.
  • First At-sea Refueling by MV Asterix
    First At-sea Refueling by MV Asterix January 24 2018
    Canada’s newest support tanker, MV Asterix, has successfully conducted its first at-sea fuel transfer to a Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship.  MV Asterix (formerly MS Amorito, MS Neermoor and MS Cynthia) is a commercial container ship, leased by Federal Fleet Services for five years with a five-year option afterwards, as part of Project Resolve, that is being converted into a supply ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. The Project Resolve vessel made its first transfer of fuel ...
  • Canadian Hand to the Mexican C-130s
    Canadian Hand to the Mexican C-130s January 13 2018
    Canada will modernize avionics of Mexican Air Force's existing C-130 fleet. Cascade Aerospace Inc. (Cascade), will make integration of the Rockwell Collins production avionics. Within the modernization, advanced avionics will be installed on the aircraft. Rockwell Collins production Flight2 TM digital avionics süit will be applied to aircrafts. The agreement also includes  operational and technical support to the Mexican Air Force and personnel training.
  • L3 Boosts International Initiatives via New Companies
    L3 Boosts International Initiatives via New Companies January 8 2018

    L3 Technologies announced on 4 January that it has established International Boards dedicated to supporting and growing L3’s military and commercial business in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Each group will be composed of L3 executives and local industry experts with relevant experience in business and geopolitical affairs and will oversee the development of and promote strategic initiatives in their respective regions