Seaspan cuts steel on a ‘Prototype block’
Today Seaspan Shipyards announced it has cut steel to build a ‘Prototype Block’ and marking a critical step in its Polar Icebreaker Program. Seaspan is designing and building the first heavy Polar Icebreaker in Canada in more than 60 years. Lessons learned from building the Prototype Block will help improve the quality and efficiency of the process when production of the vessel begins in late 2024.
Rheinmetall defence solutions at CANSEC 2023
Using both indoor and outdoor booths at CANSEC, Rheinmetall is showcasing its latest and most innovative advancements including water treatment, new fabrics, satellite communications. land Vehicle crew training, strategic fires and effects information, night vision system modernization and heavy equipment replacement.
Next-Gen Offshore Patrol Vessel for RCN
Thales Canada joins partner companies Vard Marine, Heddle Shipyards, SH Defense, and Fincantieri S.p.A in launching the Vigilance Class Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV).
CAE to provide U.S. Army Flight Training
CAE Defense & Security has been awarded a contract from General Dynamics Information Technology to support Flight School Training Support Services at Fort Novosel, Alabama.
Rheinmetall to supply ammo to Ukraine
The German Ministry of Defence has tasked Rheinmetall with supplying 300,000 rounds of 35mm ammunition for the Gepard anti-aircraft tank, which is now deployed by the Ukrainian military. Valued in the low three-digit million euro range, the first shipments are expected to be delivered this summer.
Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade and Simulator contracts awarded
Leonardo U.K. has been awarded a contract for up to $1.168 billion for helicopter upgrades and to increase the CH-149 fleet size from 13 to 16 helicopters to support the national 24/7 SAR service. A second contract, worth $78 million (taxes included), went to Montreal-based global simulator giant CAE for the training solution.
Drone Guard: the complete C‑sUAV solution
The proliferation of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV) places a heavy burden on those responsible for countering them. From small commercial drones being flown into airport air space or sporting events, all the way through to sophisticated loitering weapons systems that attack high value military targets, the mission of detecting and neutralizing sUAVs is a very difficult task. Understanding the challenge is the first step in formulating an effective response.
DND signs major clothing & footwear contract
Defence Minister Anita Anand has announced that Quebec-based Logistik Unicorp won a contract to provide operational clothing and footwear to the Canadian Armed Forces. Valued at up to $3.7 billion over 20 years, this contract will support more 3000 jobs and will deliver approximately 1,222 different items of clothing and footwear worn by CAF members during deployments.
CAE USA awarded contract to support space research
A prototype contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate’s Simulation & Technology Assessment Branch has been awarded to CAE USA. The prototype is part of an initiative with the Space Technology Advanced Research – Fast-tracking Innovative Software and Hardware or STAR-FISH.
Volatus to provide RPAS training to Moose Cree First Nation
Volatus Aerospace signed an agreement on 27 June 2022 to provide ongoing Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) technical skills training to Moose Cree First Nation members. The training activity will take place in the Moose Cree community and Volatus will mentor to develop critical skills and infrastructure for a robust RPAS business servicing the community.