• 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.

  • ReconRobotics enhances Throwbot 2 with stun grenade

    ReconRobotics has partnered with Liberty Dynamic to introduce a flash-bang capability to the former’s Throwbot 2 unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The Throwbot 2 is a throwable microbot system that provides operators with real-time video and audio reconnaissance of indoor and outdoor
  • Sri Lanka commissions ex-Chinese navy frigate

    Key Points The Sri Lanka Navy has commissioned an ex-People’s Liberation Army Navy frigate The vessel will be operated as an offshore patrol vessel and deployed mainly for maritime patrol duties The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) has commissioned a frigate that was formerly in service with the
  • Upgraded JH-7 fighter-bomber in service with PLAAF

    A new variant of the Xian JH-7 fighter-bomber is in service with the China People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), according to a 5 August report by the state-owned Xinhua News Agency about the Aviadarts 2019 competition of the International Army Games (IAG) being held from 3 to 17 August.
  • Iran unveils new Raad MRAP

    Iran has unveiled what appears to be its first indigenously developed mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle (MRAP) on 13 August. The Raad was unveiled in a ceremony held at the Defense Industries Organization in Isfahan and attended by Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, as well as
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