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February 14, 2023 | Local, Aerospace

Personnel shortage challenging Air Force’s plan to introduce F-35, other equipment - Trail Daily Times

‘The Air Force of 2035 is going to look completely different than the Air Force in 2023’

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  • PAL Aerospace Awarded Heavy Maintenance Contract for Royal Canadian Air Force CT-142 Fleet

    July 22, 2019 | Local, Aerospace

    PAL Aerospace Awarded Heavy Maintenance Contract for Royal Canadian Air Force CT-142 Fleet

    ST. JOHN'S, July 17, 2019 /CNW/ - PAL Aerospace is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract to provide heavy maintenance services for the Royal Canadian Air Force's CT-142 Dash-8 Fleet. The contract covers an initial four-year period and includes opportunities for PAL Aerospace to earn contract extensions that increase the life of the agreement to seven years. "PAL Aerospace appreciates this new opportunity to continue building our relationship as a trusted partner of the Royal Canadian Air Force," said PAL Aerospace Senior Vice-President of Business Development John Turner. "We understand the important role these aircraft play in training Canada'snext generation of aviation professionals, and we look forward to working closely with the RCAF in ensuring the successful delivery of this contract." Flown by the 402 Squadron, the CT-142 is used to train Air Combat Systems Operators and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators from the Royal Canadian Air Force and other Air Forces from around the world. Designed and produced in Canada, the CT-142 is a conversion of the twin turboprop Dash-8 airliner modified to include a suite of on-board training computers and a large radar system. PAL Aerospace will perform the maintenance services associated with this contract at our facilities in St. John's, Newfoundland; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. The awarding of this contract furthers PAL Aerospace's goal of expanding and developing our ISS capabilities across Canada. About PAL Aerospace: A member of the Exchange Income Corporation family of companies, PAL Aerospace is a Canadian-owned and operated international aerospace and defence company. With a focus on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; and in-service support solutions, PAL Aerospace is recognized by governments and militaries for on time/on budget delivery and high reliability rates. PAL's record of accomplishment now extends to operations in Canada, the Americas, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. PAL Aerospace offers a single point of accountability for its programs and takes pride in being the trusted choice for clients worldwide. For more information, please visit SOURCE PAL Aerospace

  • Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS)

    May 22, 2019 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, Land, C4ISR, Security, Other Defence

    Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS)

    Policy Direction: Strong, Secure, Engaged Strong, Secure, Engaged recognizes that collaboration with academia and other experts strengthens the foundation of evidenced-based policy-making. To that end, it provides direction to increase annual investment in a revamped and expanded defence engagement program. The Mobilizing Insights in Defence and Security (MINDS) program answers this call. Building on Success MINDS builds on the successful Defence Engagement Program (DEP), expanding the program thoughtfully, with an end result that is not just bigger, but better. Consultations have been at the heart of these renewal efforts. They started with the Defence Policy Review and have continued through ongoing dialogue with experts across the country. The DEP effectively helped the Defence Team access external advice through its Expert Briefing Series and Targeted Engagement Grant program. These successful program elements will continue. A New Approach to External Engagement Expanding on the DEP, MINDS delivers a program that: Responds to the need for relevant and timely advice from defence and security experts; Fosters the next generation of experts and scholars; and, Contributes to Canadians understanding of defence and security issues. However, MINDS provides even greater opportunities for collaboration between the Defence Team and the defence and security expert community. There are five key pillars of MINDS: Expert Briefing Series, Targeted Engagement Grants, Collaborative Networks, Scholarships, and a Rapid Response Mechanism. Each offers a different means for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces to access relevant, timely expertise that incorporates a diversity of viewpoints and provides well-rounded advice. The program is committed to reflecting key Government of Canada priorities in the work it delivers, ensuring the incorporation of Gender Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) and supporting Indigenous reconciliation and youth engagement. Defence Team Collaboration MINDS is different from, but complementary to, the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program, using different approaches to tackle defence and security challenges. While IDEaS advances critical solutions to challenges relating to applied capabilities and technology, MINDS is focused on policy thinking and the generation of knowledge in the public policy realm. Together, MINDS and IDEaS drive innovation and help address defence challenges. Strong, Secure, Engaged calls for concrete steps to enhance the Defence Team's ability to anticipate and understand threats, challenges and opportunities. Leveraging the expertise of Canada's defence and security expert community through MINDS is central to meeting this objective.

  • Title Publication Date	Department	News type Teaser Minister Blair officially accepts delivery of first new Armoured Combat Support Vehicles for the Canadian Army

    October 19, 2023 | Local, Land

    Title Publication Date Department News type Teaser Minister Blair officially accepts delivery of first new Armoured Combat Support Vehicles for the Canadian Army

    Today, the Honourable Bill Blair, Minister of National Defence, and General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, visited Garrison Petawawa where the first four new Armoured Combat Support Vehicles (ACSVs) were officially accepted by the Canadian Army.

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