• Eyes on the prize [CS19D2]

    A number of companies are exhibiting air defence solutions that could inform the Canadian Army’s future ground-based air defence (GBAD) requirement.

  • Meet the Tutor II [CS19D2]

    Leonardo is displaying a model of its M-345 training platform, which it is calling Tutor II in the Canadian setting. The name references the long-serving Canadair CT-114 Tutor that still provides the mount of the ‘Snowbirds’ display team.

  • New momentum on the west coast [CS19D2]

    Prime minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement last week that Seaspan Shipyards will build 16 new Multi-Purpose Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard brings new momentum to Canada’s two-coast strategy. As builder of the combat ship portion of Canada’s national shipbuilding strategy, east coast-based Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax yard on the Atlantic coast naturally gets most of the attention.

  • Tactical communications for JSS [CS19D2]

    Leonardo DRS (Booth 1511) has announced that its Canadian subsidiary, DRS Technologies Canada Ltd (DRS TCL), will be providing tactical integrated communications systems to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Joint Support Ship (JSS) programme.

  • AOPS order boost [CS19D2]

    The announcement earlier this year that Irving Shipbuilding (Booths 1801 and M7) would design and build the 15 Canadian Surface Combatants was a significant boost to the company.

  • USMC begins AESA upgrade for ‘classic’ Hornets

    The US Marine Corps (USMC) has begun the process of replacing the radars of some its Boeing F/A-18 legacy Hornet combat aircraft with a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) system, with the first procurement contract awarded on 26 March. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has awarded
  • IrvinGQ develops airdrop cage for THeMIS UGV

    UK-based aerial delivery equipment and parachute developer IrvinGQ has developed ATAX, an airdrop system that can deliver Tracked Hybrid Modular Infantry System (THeMIS) unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), Estonia’s Milrem Robotics announced on 26 March. The ATAX is a modular, rapid-rig/de-rig,
  • US Navy prepares for possible Columbia delay, GAO reports

    While the US Navy (USN) still considers the timely acquisition of its Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) to be its priority programme to ensure there is no gap in strategic patrols, the service is hedging against a potential delay in the delivery of the new submarine, according to the
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