• Carrying the load [CAN2015D2]

    Oshkosh Defense has brought its offering for Canada’s MSVS SMP (Medium Support Vehicle System – Standard Military Pattern) programme and is showing it to the public for the first time at CANSEC. The vehicle is based on the HEMTT (Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck) vehicle that has

  • Building for NSPS [CAN2015D2]

    On 1 September this year Irving Shipbuilding is scheduled to cut the first metal for the recapitalisation of the Royal Canadian Navy as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. NSPS provides for the construction of five or six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), and 15 Canadian

  • Innovations in maritime defence [CAN2015D2]

    Here at CANSEC, Rheinmetall is once again displaying a broad spectrum of its defence technology systems and products, emphasising its wide-ranging expertise in the maritime domain, which visitors can see for themselves at Booth 1121. Rheinmetall’s special strengths also consist of integrating

  • TAPV back on course [CAN2015D2]

    Deliveries of the Canadian Army’s Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle (TAPV) are expected to be back on course for March 2016, if not earlier, according to platform manufacturer Textron Systems. Shown at CANSEC 2015 (outside display 3018), the new platform is scheduled to replace the RG-31 and

  • Bid evaluation criteria for CSC awarded [CAN2015D2]

    The Canadian Department of National Defence and Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has awarded Commerce Decisions, a QinetiQ company, an advisory contract to facilitate the delivery of bid evaluation criteria. These criteria will be used to asses prospective warship designers and

  • Portugal to establish UAV-based ISTAR capability

    Tekever, Elbit Systems, Airbus’ SURVEY Copter, AeroVironment, and Altus are competing to deliver the Portuguese Army’s first intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capability based on small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The procurement, to run through
  • ILA 2018: Boeing pitches Growler to Germany

    Boeing is pitching its EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to the Luftwaffe as part of a wider drive to replace Germany’s Panavia Tornados with the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. Speaking to Jane’s at the ILA Airshow in Berlin, Boeing director for global sales for strike, surveillance,
  • Damen begins work on first of two OPVs for Pakistan Navy

    Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards has begun work on the first of two 1,900 tonne multipurpose offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Pakistan Navy (PN). An article published in the April issue of the PN’s Navy News magazine revealed that a steel-cutting ceremony for the first ship was held at
  • Raytheon finalises SDB II developmental testing

    Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) has finalised the developmental testing (DT) campaign for the GBU-53/B Small Diameter Bomb Increment II (SDB II) network-enabled precision-guided glide munition. Developed under a US Air Force (USAF) and US Navy (USN) joint interest programme (with the USAF as the
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