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  • INVITATION | Séance de réseautage CANSEC 2022 Networking Session (subscription before May 27th)

    May 20, 2022 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, Land, C4ISR, Security

    INVITATION | Séance de réseautage CANSEC 2022 Networking Session (subscription before May 27th)

    English follows French Développement économique Canada pour les régions du Québec vous invite à une séance de réseautage en marge de CANSEC. Cette activité est organisée en collaboration avec Investissement Québec InternationaI. C'est une occasion unique de rencontrer les donneurs d'ordres et les principaux partenaires impliqués dans le processus d'acquisition dans le secteur de la défense. L'événement aura lieu au : Manège militaire de Salaberry - Mess de Salaberry 188, boulevard Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau (Régiment de Hull) Le mercredi 1er juin 2022 de 18 h à 20 h Veuillez confirmer votre présence en vous inscrivant ici avant le vendredi 27 mai prochain. (Comme le nombre de places est limité, seules les personnes inscrites seront admises). Note : Afin de respecter les mesures sanitaires en vigueur dans les édifices fédéraux, le port du masque sera exigé. Un stationnement gratuit est disponible à l'extérieur. Nous vous encourageons à nous suivre sur Twitter et LinkedIn et à consulter notre site web. Vous pouvez également communiquer avec nous. Développement économique Canada pour les régions du Québec 800, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, bureau 500, Montréal (Québec) H3B 1X9 Canada Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions invites you to a networking session as a side event of CANSEC. This event is organized in collaboration with Investissement Québec International. This is a unique opportunity to meet the defence contractors and partners involved in the defence acquisition process. The event will take place at: Manège militaire de Salaberry - Mess de Salaberry 188 boulevard Alexandre-Taché, Gatineau (Régiment de Hull) Wednesday June 1, 2022, from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. Please RSVP by registering here by Friday May 27, 2022. (Space is limited, and only those registered in advance will be admitted). Note: In order to respect the sanitary measures in place in federal buildings, masks are required. Free parking is available at the rear of the building.

  • Canada moves closer to military-spending target following previous critique from NATO, U.S.

    October 23, 2020 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, Land, C4ISR, Security

    Canada moves closer to military-spending target following previous critique from NATO, U.S.

    OTTAWA - Canada has taken a big leap closer to meeting its promise to the NATO military alliance to spend a larger share of its economy on defence thanks to an unexpected assist from COVID-19. New NATO figures released Wednesday show that largely thanks to the pandemic, Canada is poised to spend the equivalent of more of its gross domestic product on defence this year than at any point in the past decade. That is because the alliance expects the Liberal government to hold Canadian defence spending steady even as COVID-19 batters the country's economic output. Yet defence analyst David Perry of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute says the results are unlikely to appease the United States, as Canada continues to fall far short of its promise to NATO to spend two per cent of GDP on defence. “I think they'll be pleased to see positive momentum,” Perry said of the U.S., “but it doesn't resolve their concern about where we are.“ All NATO members, including Canada, agreed in 2014 to work toward spending the equivalent of two per cent of their GDP — a standard measurement of a country's economic output — on defence within the next decade. The promise followed complaints from the U.S. about burden-sharing among allies and broader concerns about new threats from Russia and China as the two countries increased their own military spending. NATO and the U.S. have repeatedly criticized Canada for not meeting the target, with President Donald Trump in December calling Canada “slightly delinquent” during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. His predecessor, Barack Obama, also called out Canada over its defence spending during an address to Parliament in 2016. The U.S. spends more than any other NATO member on defence, both in terms of raw cash and as a share of GDP. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said the continued importance of increasing military spending would be discussed when defence ministers from across the alliance meet this week. The NATO figures show that Canada is poised to spend 1.45 per cent of its GDP on the military this year. That is not only a big jump from the 1.29 per cent last year, but the largest share of the economy in a decade. It also exceeds the government's original plan, laid out in the Liberals' defence policy in 2017, to spend 1.4 per cent of GDP on the military by 2024-25. That is when NATO members were supposed to hit the two-per-cent target. Yet the figures show the expected increase isn't the result of a new infusion of cash for the Canadian Armed Forces this year as spending is expected to hit $30 billion, up just over $1 billion from 2019. Rather, NATO predicts Canadian GDP will shrink by about eight per cent this year as COVID-19 continues to ravage the economy. The fact Canadian defence spending is expected to remain largely steady despite the pandemic is noteworthy, particularly as there have been fears in some corners about cuts to help keep the federal deficit under control. The NATO report instead appears to lend further credence to recent assertions from Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Defence Department deputy minister Jody Thomas and others that the Liberals are not readying the axe. Canada also remained 21st out of 29 NATO members in terms of the share of GDP spent on the military as other allies also got a surprise boost from the economic damage wrought by COVID-19. At the same time, Perry said the government has yet to lay out a timetable for when it plans to meet the two per cent target. Military spending is instead expected to start falling after 2024-25, according to the Liberal defence plan. Despite having agreed to the target during the NATO leaders' summit in Wales in 2014, successive Canadian governments have repeatedly described the NATO target as “aspirational.” This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 21, 2020.

  • Why do some planes in Canada lack potentially life-saving emergency beacons?

    November 8, 2018 | Local, Aerospace

    Why do some planes in Canada lack potentially life-saving emergency beacons?

    David Burke · CBC News More than half of the 27,000 civil aircraft in Canada aren't equipped with a modern device that could save lives by allowing search and rescue crews to more easily find potential crash survivors, according to the Transportation Safety Board of Canada. Modern emergency locator transmitters, or ELTs, emit radio distress calls that can be picked up by satellites, but many small, private and recreational aircraft use older technology that's of little use to rescuers if a plane goes down, because the signal is unlikely to be picked up. "There's no way to tell where it's coming from, no way to tell the identity of the source," said Steve Lett, head of the Cospas-Sarsat Secretariat, the international organization that runs the satellite-based search and rescue system. "It relies on the luck of having another aircraft possibly flying nearby and that aircraft having its receiver tuned to 121.5 MHz, and also that aircraft not assuming that it's some sort of a test." Search and rescue satellites no longer pick up the 121.5 MHz distress signal, which isn't a problem for large commercial airplanes most Canadians use to travel because they use up-to-date ELTs. Those systems are designed to go off when a plane crashes, sending a signal to orbiting satellites that is relayed to a mission control centre. Local search and rescue crews are then advised where they can find the crash site. "Private aircraft, general aviation aircraft, they are not as closely supervised. They tend to crash much more frequently and yet governments ... the Canadian and U.S. governments included, continue to allow them to fly with only a 121.5 MHz ELT," said Lett, whose organization stopped monitoring the 121.5 MHz frequency in 2009. The older distress signals weren't accurate, so Cospas-Sarsat began monitoring ELTs that emit a 406 MHz radio signal instead. Those signals are digital and capable of providing more accurate location information and even the identity of the aircraft. But in Canada, it is not mandatory for planes to have a 406 MHz ELT. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada determined in 2016 there were approximately 27,000 aircraft registered in Canada that required an ELT, but only 10,086 equipped with a 406 MHz ELT. Full article:

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