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.
Canada's Space Future panelists announced
Is Canada's space industry optimally positioned to maximize opportunities and ensure a competitive edge in the face of expanding markets? AIAC's Space Future event will tackle this and other questions relevant to the very real future of space.
CC-295 Kingfisher operationalization
Maritime search and rescue is a critical component of the CAF mandate to protect the safety and security of Canadians. Operationalization of the new fleet of 16 new CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue sensor-equipped aircraft has been delayed to the 2025-2026 timeframe.
Latest Heron TP advancements meet Canada’s RPAS needs
In anticipation of Canada's Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) Request for Proposal (RFP), Team Artemis has stepped up with powerful Heron TP capabilities that are ideally suited for Canadian requirements.
VTOL UAVs being evaluated in Canada
The Canadian Armed Forces is evaluating some Bluebird Aero/IAI vertical take off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial systems. Bluebird's VP Business Development has confirmed the Israeli company is currently pursuing several very "promising" Canadian opportunities.
First RCAF C295 shows off final livery
Purchased by the Government of Canada for the RCAF fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft replacement program, the new aircraft showed off its final livery today. The bright yellow paint scheme provides high visibility for those in the air and on the ground.
Audio is transforming surveillance systems
While surveillance cameras can monitor activities, sound can often be the first sign of an escalating conflict or a hostile act. Audio analytics adds “ears” to the “eyes” of an existing network video system.
Carleton prof to create Security and Defence network
Carleton University Professor Stephen Saideman has received a $2.5 million Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council to create an inclusive and innovative defence and security community.
Maiden flight of Airbus C295 SAR aircraft completed for Canada
The first Airbus C295 purchased for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Fixed Wing Search and Rescue (FWSAR) program, completed its maiden flight on 4 July. Delivery is expected by the end of this year, when the RCAF will begin operational testing.
Three Canadian satellites launched
On 12 June, at 10:17 EST, under heavy fog cover, Canada’s newest satellite venture successfully launched all three satellites of the RADARSAT Constellation Mission into orbit from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California. These next-gen satellites will provide better resolution and accuracy than previous technologies.