• 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.

  • Boeing to award F-15C Legion Pod contract before end of year

    Boeing expects to award Lockheed Martin a full development and production contract before the end of the year for the integration of the Legion Pod onto the F-15C Eagle combat aircraft, a senior official told Jane’s on 22 March. The modular infrared search-and-track (IRST) sensor package has
  • US Army ups Lakota helo buy again

    The US Army has signed for a further 16 Airbus Helicopters UH-72A Lakota training and support platforms to add to the nearly 450 already ordered. A USD116.9 million contract for the additional civil variant EC145 helicopters was announced by the Department of Defense (DoD) on 22 March. The
  • Polaris unveils new DAGOR A1 light tactical vehicle

    Polaris Government and Defense on 21 March revealed its DAGOR A1, a new version of the light tactical vehicle used by several special operations forces. The DAGOR A1, according to Polaris, provides “improved performance and capabilities with better mobility and operator functionality”.
  • France looks to MAST-F options

    The French Direction générale de l’armement (DGA – Directorate General of Armaments) has awarded MBDA in France a EUR1.657 million (USD204.3 million) contract to submit detail on three air-to-surface missile options to inform a French Army decision on its Future Tactical
  • USMC phases out expeditionary mortar system

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has phased out its General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) 120 mm Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS), an official revealed at the Omega Conferences & Events Mortar Systems conference held in Bristol, United Kingdom. Lieutenant Colonel Michael