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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Lockheed Martin has confirmed the successful completion of contracted Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) obligations – valued at just over $425 million – associated with three Canadian programs. A total of 93 Canadian businesses, colleges and universities benefited from their inclusion in these programs.
Defence Minister Anita Anand announced today that 229 new cutting edge multi-calibre bolt-action sniper rifles are on their way to the Canadian Army. This successful procurement milestone represents the final major piece of Canada’s Sniper Systems project. The contract, valued at $2.6 million was awarded to Stoeger Canada.
Saudi Arabia has expressed its interest in the immediate purchase of some Israeli made air defence systems. According to an Israeli senior defence source there are advanced negotiations about some of the systems. In recent weeks, media coverage of Israel's ties with Saudi Arabia has increased ahead of US President Biden's possible visit to Saudi Arabia during his Middle East visit in late June.
Her Majesty’s New Zealand Ship (HMNZS) Te Mana began the long voyage home today after completing modernization at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards in British Columbia.
Adapting to the challenges of modern air warfare, air defence systems, such as the BARAK MX from IAI, provide optimized coverage against all known threats including from manned or unmanned aircraft, missiles, or loitering weapons.