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May 13, 2022 | Local, C4ISR, Security

Canada directs military to take more ‘assertive’ stance in cyberspace - National |

The Department of National Defence’s 'cyber playbook,' obtained by Global News, calls for 'hardened' defences – but also for 'capacity to respond' to hostile nation states.

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  • Irving Shipbuilding Hands Over HMCS Montreal to Royal Canadian Navy

    October 17, 2019 | Local, Naval

    Irving Shipbuilding Hands Over HMCS Montreal to Royal Canadian Navy

    Irving Shipbuilding Inc. handed over Halifax-class frigate HMCS Montréal (FFH 336) to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) following the completion of a 53-week docking work period on August 22. The vessel arrived at Halifax Shipyard on Aug. 13 last year for the docking work period (DWP). The DWP was completed on schedule and included preventive and corrective maintenance, ship system upgrades including new diesel generators and chillers to name a few, as well as installation of new equipment providing enhanced combat capabilities to ensure the longevity of HMCS Montreal. More than 400 of Halifax Shipyard’s 2,000 employees worked on HMCS Montreal’s docking work period, including many shipbuilders who are members of Unifor Local 1. Dozens of Nova Scotia-based suppliers worked with ISI on the Montreal, including Maritime Pressure Works, MacKinnon & Olding, CMS Steel Pro, and Pro-Insul, among others. Since 2010, all seven of the Navy’s east coast Halifax-class frigates– HMCS Halifax, HMCS Fredericton, HMCS Montreal, HMCS Charlottetown, HMCS St. John’s, HMCS Ville de Quebec, and HMCS Toronto – have been consecutively modernized and maintained at Halifax Shipyard. Halifax Shipyard is continuing its legacy as the Halifax-class In-Service Support Centre of Excellence, with HMCS Charlottetown currently in the graving dock for a docking work period. In addition to its Halifax-class ship maintenance work, Halifax Shipyard is building six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and 15 Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) over the next 25 years as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The Halifax class underwent a modernization program, known as the Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) program, in order to update the frigates' capabilities in combatting modern smaller, faster and more mobile threats. This involved upgrading the command and control, radar, communications, electronic warfare and armament systems. Further improvements, such as modifying the vessel to accommodate the new Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone helicopter and satellite links will be done separately from the main Frigate Equipment Life Extension (FELEX) program.

  • Extension October 03 | Business opportunity with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems inc.

    August 19, 2020 | Local, Aerospace

    Extension October 03 | Business opportunity with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems inc.

    Canada Economic Development for Québec Regions (CED-Q) is pleased to inform you of the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) MQ-9B SkyGuardian Strategic Industry Engagements.  As part of their commitment to Canada and Canadian industry, GA-ASI will interview companies in relation with the National defense Remotely piloted aircraft system project (RPAS).  Canadian companies with proven aerospace and defense capabilities and able to provide technologies in the following areas are invited to register: Aircraft Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Sensor Data Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED) Airborne Sensors/Payloads Global Supply Chain for aircraft components & manufacturing Unmanned Aircraft Research and Development (R&D) related projects You are invited to submit a request to participate and include your company profile and additional information requested in the Participation Request form at: These strategic industry engagements are only open to Canadian companies. Companies that have submitted a request to participate will be reviewed by GA-ASI.  Those selected to discuss their company’s capabilities and a potential project will be sent a formal invitation with details and a time to meet with GA-ASI’s subject matter experts. Registration will be open from August 19 - October 03, 2020. Companies will be notified the first week of October on whether they are selected. Selected Canadian companies will have the opportunity to sit down and have business to business meetings with GA-ASI personnel to discuss their company’s capabilities and opportunities to work with GA-ASI. Please review the GA-ASI overview presentation prior to submitting your request to participate. Thank you and we look forward to your involvement in the industry event. For additional information, please feel free to email: CED-Q : GA-ASI at:

  • FINAL SUMMARY REPORT Regional Marine Industry Consultation Workshops (MCMO-005)

    June 6, 2018 | Local, Naval

    FINAL SUMMARY REPORT Regional Marine Industry Consultation Workshops (MCMO-005)

    As part of the ongoing effort to establish National Marine Program Strategies, the Marine Procurement Modernization (MPM) working group hosted four regional workshops across Canada between November 2017 and April 2018. Collectively, the regional workshops included participation from close to 100 Industry representatives (regional boat builders, suppliers, marine engineering firms and repair yards as well as provincial counterparts and regional development agency representatives. Industry’s in-session contributions provided the MPM working group with a better understanding of the Canadian Marine Industry’s issues and concerns across the four themes (outlined below). The sessions identified a number of recurring points while identifying new ideas and approaches to improve federal marine procurement practices.

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