• Synapsis to equip OFSVs [CANSEC2016D2]

    Raytheon Anschütz has been selected by Thales Canada to supply the Integrated Navigation System (INS) for the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG’s) new Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSVs), currently being built at Vancouver Shipyards.

  • Adversary experience [CANSEC2016D2]

    Discovery Air Defence Services (Booth 408) has recently passed a number of important milestones.

  • Rebuilding Canada’s navy [CANSEC2016D2]

    Under the umbrella of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), Canada has embarked on a multibillion-dollar recapitalisation programme that will see the Royal Canadian Navy’s surface fleet replaced wholesale over the next 25 years.

  • Comms lab comes to Ottawa [CANSEC2016D2]

    L-3 Communications plans to open a design, engineering and support facility in Ottawa under the name L-3 Communication Systems – Canada. The new facility will include a communications system laboratory that will provide an integration test bed and demonstration environment for future marine communications architectures for both the surface and submarine fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy.

  • Munition flies in a pocket in water [CANSEC2016D2]

    Nammo (Booth 1001) is showing a revolutionary 30mm munition designed to engage fast inshore attack craft (FIAC)-type surface threats out to more than 4,000m.

  • UK orders Crowsnest helicopter radar systems

    The United Kingdom has awarded a GBP269 million (USD327 million) contract to Lockheed Martin to build Crowsnest airborne surveillance and control (ASaC) systems for the Royal Navy. Crowsnest is the replacement for the service's Sea King ASaC.7 (SKASaC) helicopters, due to retire in September 2018.
  • Japan unveils 8x8 APC prototype

    Japan's Ministry of Defense (MoD) has unveiled a prototype 8x8 armoured personnel carrier (APC) that is expected to replace the Komatsu Type 96 APC in use by the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF). Built by Japanese manufacturer Komatsu, the (Improved) Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier
  • Textron nears completion of SSC prototype

    Key Points Subsystem testing of LCAC 100, the SSC prototype, is now underway LCAC replacement promises greater efficiency and other improvements over the legacy design Textron Marine & Land Systems expects the prototype Ship-to-Shore Connector (SSC) air-cushion landing craft to begin afloat
  • Germany seeks new special forces assault rifle

    Germany's special forces are seeking new assault rifles, with the German defence procurement office issuing a tender for their purchase. According to the tender issued by the BAAINBw, Germany is interesting in purchasing 1,750 rifles in total. The new rifle is expected to replace the G36 rifles
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