• Fixed-wing SAR [CANSEC17D2]

    On 1 December last year, the Government of Canada awarded a contract to acquire 16 Airbus C295W aircraft to answer the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Fixed-Wing Search And Rescue (FWSAR) requirement. This contract brought an end to an acquisition programme that was  rst raised in 2002, and then revisited in December 2011.

  • Highly mobile security [CANSEC17D2]

    The battery-operated and highly mobile X-ray systems from VisiConsult are used by special forces all around the world to inspect suspicious objects, such as unattended baggage at the airport, in a contactless way. This gives operators the possibility to perform detailed inspections from a safe distance.

  • Patches for fun [CANSEC17D2]

    Hudson Supplies Inc (Booths 1835 and 3048) is encouraging exhibitors and visitors to CANSEC to start making and trading/ swapping patches representing various events.

  • Future pilot training [CANSEC17D2]

    Earlier this year, the Government of Canada formally extended its contract with CAE (Booth1611) to utilise the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) programme to provide fighter aircrew for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Under the existing contract this was due to end in 2021, but the modification extends this period to 2023, with a further one-year extension as an option.

  • No margin for error [CANSEC17D2]

    IMT Defence (Booth 1106) is committed to precision and performance in everything it produces.

  • Canada is upbeat [CANSEC17D1]

    As Canada’s foremost defence and security showcase opens its doors for the 20th time, Christyn Cianfarani, president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), is upbeat.

  • New helos for the Coast Guard [CANSEC17D1]

    Flying into the show site for its CANSEC debut – and the first helicopter to ever fly into the event – is the latest equipment for the Canadian Coast Guard. Seven Bell 412EPIs have been acquired for the Coast Guard’s Medium- Lift Helicopter requirement, the first two of which were accepted into service by the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, in a 7 December ceremony last year.

  • Halifax frigate upgrade leads to international success [CANSEC17D1]

    Capitalising on more than three decades’ experience as Combat System Integrator (CSI) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the successful delivery of the 12-ship Halifax Class Modernization (HCM)/Frigate Equipment Life Extension Project (FELEX) programme, Lockheed Martin Canada (Booth1311) has now secured two major international contracts.

  • FWSAR heads training systems [CANSEC17D1]

    Before the end of this fiscal year, CAE (Booth 1611) expects to have broken ground on its latest training centre, which will be established at CFB Comox in British Columbia to support the Airbus C295W fleet that is being acquired for the Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) role.

  • Flexibility as never before [CANSEC17D1]

    Raytheon Anschütz is showing its latest naval integrated navigation and bridge system (INBS) solution at Raytheon Canada’s Booth 1221.

  • Joint-fires system selected [CANSEC17D1]

    The Canadian Army has selected Rockwell Collins’ Firestorm joint- res solution for its Digitally- Assisted Close Air Support (DACAS) system to link airborne platforms and ground-based joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs) via an Android smartphone.

  • Aiming for Canada’s CSC [CANSEC17D1]

    With the Canadian Department of National Defence still in consultation with industry bidders for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) prospective Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) requirement, European missile house MBDA is positioning its Aster 30 and Sea Ceptor missile systems to meet the air defence requirements for all CSC operational roles. Both systems are on display at the MBDA (Booth 401).

  • Sharper Spike [CANSEC17D1]

    Rafael Advanced Defence Systems is introducing a new, fully network-enabled capability to its family of Spike multipurpose missile systems.

  • Maintenance contracts [CANSEC17D1]

    Kelowna’s KF Aerospace (Booth 1824) has been awarded two military maintenance contracts valued at more than $30 million. The first is a $21.8million contract to help maintain the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CC-115 Buffalo search and rescue aircraft for three years.

  • Bolstering Canada’s cyber warfare capability [CANSEC17D1]

    In March 2017, documents released by the Department of National Defence (DND) announced plans to “strengthen” Canada’s cyberwarfare arsenal. “Cyber ... (is) increasingly prominent among the security and defence challenges facing Canada and its allies,” the documents noted, adding: “…[In 2017] we will advance our research in the future of cyber warfare to improve and strengthen both our defensive and offensive capabilities.”

  • ‘Charlie-G’ loses weight and gets smarter [CANSEC17D1]

    Although it has been around since 1948, the Saab Dynamics (Bofors) Carl-Gustaf 84mm recoilless-rifle weapon system remains one of the most versatile weapons on the battlefield.

  • Beyond line of sight [CANSEC17D1]

    Lockheed Martin (Booth 1311), in partnership with Canadian UAVs, has completed the first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) pipeline and well assets inspection using the Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies’ Indago 2 unmanned aerial system (UAS).

  • Making the sea safer [CANSEC17D1]

    Having signed a memorandum of understanding with Magellan Aerospace for collaboration on the SeaSpider Anti-Torpedo Torpedo (ATT) at CANSEC 2016, Atlas Elektronik (Booth 505) will use this year’s show to focus on this torpedo, which will employ Canadian rocket and propellant technology.

  • Team Cormorant reforms for CMLU [CANSEC17D1]

    Original equipment manufacturer Leonardo and support provider IMP Aerospace have reformed Team Cormorant to bid for the Cormorant Mid-Life Update (CMLU) requirement.

  • RCAF on watch [CANSEC17D1]

    Last week, Royal Canadian Air Force CF-188 Hornet fighters began operating on NATO’s Airborne Surveillance and Interception Capabilities to meet Iceland’s Peacetime Preparedness Needs detachment at Keflavik, Iceland. NATO fighters have periodically deployed to Iceland under this programme since the US Air Force le Keflavik in 2008.