• 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.

  • Twin-seat JF-17B/FC-1B fighter makes first flight

    The twin-seat Pakistan Aeronautical Complex/Chengdu Aircraft Industry Corporation (PAC/CAC) JF-17B Thunder/FC-1B Xiaolong combat aircraft has made its maiden flight, according to images posted on Chinese online forums on 27 April. The new variant of the JF-17/FC-1 fighter is believed to have
  • Milosh readies for production

    Yugoimport-SDPR has confirmed that development of its latest Milosh 4x4 multipurpose armoured vehicle (MPAV) is complete and production can commence when orders are placed. Milosh is also referred to as the BOV M16 and has been designed to undertake a wide range of military, police, and internal
  • China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier

    China launched its first domestically built aircraft carrier on 26 April in a ceremony held at the Dalian shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) in the country's northeastern Liaoning Province. Known as the Type 001A, the as-yet-unnamed vessel is a follow-on ship to the
  • UK MoD green lights Meteor integration on F-35B

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially approved the integration of the Meteor beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM) on the UK F-35B Lightning II multirole stealth aircraft under one of a raft of separate missile-related contract awards to MBDA announced on 21 April. A GBP41
  • Russia working on new medium-calibre ammo

    Russia has confirmed that it is working on what it calls "special shrapnel" ammunition for use by 30 mm and 57 mm cannons, with the latter likely developed with a view to engaging unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The work is being carried out by Russia's NPO Pribor research and industrial
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