• Metals deal [CANSEC2016D2]

    Magellan Aerospace (Booth 1906) earlier this month announced a contract extension between Magellan Aerospace UK and Airbus for the supply of aluminium and titanium structural wing components.

  • More capable Hercules reaches RCAF fleet [CANSEC2016D2]

    Cascade Aerospace is in the process of delivering Lockheed Martin CC-130J Hercules to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) following upgrade to the latest Block 7.0 configuration.

  • The future is hybrid [CANSEC2016D2]

    The Patriot 5510 Hybrid Life Support System from Scott Safety (Booth 1627) provides a single platform for a wide range of respiratory protective scenarios and much more. The responder can approach the incident scene on either a negative pressure filter or purified powered air.

  • LAVs on patrol [CANSEC2016D2]

    Complementing the LAV 6.0 platform on show in the main hall, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has brought two further vehicles to CANSEC for outside display, showing off two of the mission capabilities of the baseline vehicle.

  • Reaching the parts that others can’t [CANSEC2016D2]

    Victoria, British Columbia-based Viking Air (Booth 330) is a Canadian success story. Having acquired the type certificate of the de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter from Bombardier in 2006, Viking has considerably upgraded this sought-after utility twin, which is evident from having sold close to 100, designated the Twin Otter 400, to some 26 countries since the start of production in 2010.

  • Spatial awareness [CANSEC2016D2]

    Ottawa-based Kongsberg Geospatial (Booth 913) will be using this year’s CANSEC show to announce the launch of a new geospatial technology platform, and to showcase innovations in beyond line-of-sight technology for commercial drones.

  • Seek and find [CANSEC2016D2]

    Canadian firm Newcon Optik (Booth 1024) has introduced its Seeker series of mountable rangefinders. Comprising the Seeker S and Seeker M, this series of versatile and lightweight rangefinder modules can be bore-sighted to practically any optical system. This includes binoculars, spotting scopes and thermal imagers, as well being mounted onto rifles or integrated into fire control systems. They have NATO target measurement ranges of 3,000m and 2,000m respectively.

  • Get to know the Canadian Arctic [CANSEC2016D2]

    Arctic Security Consultants (ASC) has recently joined the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI).

  • Research ramped up [CANSEC2016D2]

    INKAS Group of Companies (Booth 1815 ), has signed a multimillion-dollar agreement with ISP LLC for research and development and the production of special-purpose vehicles, safes and other integrated security products and services.

  • Testing competence [CANSEC2016D2]

    Anritsu Electronics (Booth 610) is showcasing its expertise and experience in the development, design and manufacture of test and measurement equipment and precision microwave components.

  • FREMM targets CSC [CANSEC2016D2]

    In April 2014, the French naval defence company DCNS established a wholly owned subsidiary with its headquarters in Ottawa. DCNS Technologies Canada Inc was created to develop naval engineering and industrial partnerships in Canada.

  • Constant communications [CANSEC2016D2]

    General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada (Booth 1601) and ViaSat (Booth 826) have announced that the ViaSat Small Tactical Terminal – KOR-24A (STT) has been selected for use on the CP-140 Aurora aircraft (a Lockheed P3 variant), used by the Royal Canadian Air Force.

  • Stealth and SA on show [CANSEC2016D2]

    Lockheed Martin has brought a cockpit simulator for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to allow CANSEC visitors to experience some of the benefits that the aircraft offers. Although the simulator is an unclassified version of the real cockpit, it nevertheless allows the demonstration of the F-35’s stealthy characteristics and its high levels of situational awareness.

  • Team work [CANSEC2016D2]

    PAL Aerospace (Booth 1321) and Ultra Electronics Sonar Systems have concluded a teaming agreement to establish an Airborne ASW Hub in the UAE. The hub will facilitate the marketing, sales, storage, distribution, maintenance and training of sonobuoys as well as other acoustic products in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.

  • Canadian forces ready for Argus [CANSEC2016D2]

    Following its selection as the preferred solution for the Canadian Forces Integrated Soldier System (ISS) project last year, Rheinmetall Canada (Booth 1121) is conducting full qualification of its Argus Soldier System ahead of production and initial deliveries to the Canadian Armed Forces at the end of 2016.

  • MF-STAR offered for CSC [CANSEC2016D2]

    Rheinmetall Canada (Booth1121) has teamed with Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace industries (IAI/ Elta), to offer the naval variant of its operationally proven ELM-2248 Multi-Function Surveillance, Track And Guidance Radar (MF-STAR) medium-range radar (MRR) for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme.

  • Proven reliability [CANSEC2016D2]

    Airbus Defence and Space (Booth401) is one of three bidders awaiting the outcome of Canada’s Fixed-Wing Search And Rescue (FWSAR) requirements. Proposals are in and a thorough evaluation is currently under way.

  • Clear vision [CANSEC2016D2]

    Metamaterial Technologies (Booth 1829) is showcasing two of its new metamaterial nanotechnologies, metaAIR and NanoWeb. MetaAIR is a metamaterial optical filter that can provide vision protection against laser strikes.

  • EW for UAVs [CANSEC2016D2]

    Ultra Electronics (Booth 601 and Outside 3026) has announced that its Ultra TCS business, based in Montreal, has secured a $18.4 million contract from a customer in a NATO country, to provide electronic warfare equipment and engineering support for the delivery of UAV platforms that will be used in surveillance missions.

  • High-tech protection [CANSEC2016D2]

    Morgan Advanced Materials (Booth 927) has extended its bomb disposal suit range with the Silverback 3020 Elite, which incorporates new technology and leading garment engineering.