HEADLINES

  • Defending Arctic waters [CS19D2]

    Canada is “absolutely” committed to equipping its armed forces to deal with growing challenges to control of its northern waterways.

  • 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.

  • Leading from the bridge [CS19D2]

    Last month, OSI Maritime Systems (OSI, Booth 1109) announced the signing of a contract with Lockheed Martin Canada to design the Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the Royal Canadian Navy Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) programme.

  • RCN awards underwater suite upgrade contracts [CS19D2]

    General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada (Booth 1601) has been awarded two contracts to deliver and support an Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN’s) Halifax-class frigates.

  • Focused on partnership [CS19D2]

    Boeing has come to CANSEC commemorating 100 years of partnership with Canada. In 1919 Bill Boeing flew an aircraft from Vancouver to Seattle carrying the first air mail between the US and Canada, and 10 years later the Boeing Canada company was established. Since then, Boeing has executed a large number of successful programmes that have contributed significantly to Canada’s defence and aerospace industries.

  • Bridging the capability gap [CS19D2]

    BAE Systems (Booth 713) is showcasing its Modular Bridging System (MBS) capability as a potential solution for the Canadian Army’s future Bridge and Gap Crossing Modernisation (BGCM) requirement.

  • Committed to Canada [CS19D2]

    Training systems integrator and operational support specialist CAE is a truly global player, with more than 10,000 employees active in 40 countries. However, its traditional home market in Canada remains a core business, employing 4,500 personnel at 16 sites, and with more than 425 Canadian companies numbered in the supply chain.

  • Opportunities open up [CS19D2]

    When UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins banded to form Collins Aerospace, Canada – which provided a respectable C$1 billion in business to the group last year – was hardly top of mind. Top brass, who now had 300 global sites, 70,000 employees and US$23 billion in business to manage, had bigger fish to fry.

  • Typhoon hits Ottawa [CS19D2]

    Airbus has brought a full-size replica of the Eurofighter Typhoon to CANSEC to support its bid to supply the Royal Canadian Air Force with 88 new combat aircraft under the Future Fighter Capability Project, which is to replace the entire fleet of CF-18 and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft from 2025/26.

  • Battlespace drone control [CS19D2]

    Ottawa-based geospatial and defence technology house Kongsberg Geospatial (Booth 915) is introducing a multidomain control system for co-ordinating the use of drones in the battlespace. Over the past four years, the company has developed an airspace awareness system for operating unmanned aerial systems (UAS) beyond visual line-of-sight, called IRIS UxS.

  • Rebuilding communities [CS19D2]

    Team Rubicon (Booth 137) recruits, trains, equips, organises and deploys veterans to aid in disaster response operations around the world, demonstrating to society and individual veterans alike that veterans are powerful resources with skills to be harnessed. Team Rubicon offers veterans a unique opportunity to be part of humanitarian efforts with a unified purpose, mission and intensity that is reminiscent of military experience.

  • Soldier protection [CS19D2]

    Revision Military (Booth 610) is a solutions provider specialising in protective equipment, primarily protective eyewear, armour, and head systems, along with innovations in power management and integrated systems.

  • Heavy lift [CS19D2]

    Modern armed forces, in operations both at home and abroad, depend on assured, round-the-clock mobility and reliable logistics. Robustness, versatility and functionality are the most important performance criteria – no matter how bad the roads or how difficult the terrain.

  • ‘Five-Eyes’ compatibility [CS19D2]

    With a worldwide fleet of more than 400 MQ-9 Reaper/ SkyGuardians, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GAASI) is hoping that Canada will also select the type to answer its remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) requirement, a solution for which is expected to be selected some time before 2022.

  • New president [CS19D2]

    Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp, has appointed Maria Della Posta as president of Pratt & Whitney Canada, effective from 1 June and reporting to Pratt & Whitney president Bob Leduc.

  • Readable anywhere [CS19D2]

    Nauticomp (Booth 711) has been providing LED and LCD displays for marine, military and industrial applications since 1997, and offers a comprehensive range for use in any environment, application or condition.

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