Vanguard Magazine

Aug/Sept 2014

Preserving capacity, General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, Keys to Canadian SAR

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 8 of 47

BriEF IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2014 9 Best Defence Conference Thursday, November 13, 2014 The London Convention Centre REGISTER NOW! For more information and to register, contact: Heather Pilot 1 519 661 4957 Defence Outlooks Department of National Defence requirements from the Army, Navy and Air Force The Defence Procurement Strategy Valuable information to assist you in preparing your defence procurement strategy Strategic Partnerships / Supply Chain Opportunities Learn best practices on structuring strategic partnerships, lessons learned and success stories Presenting companies will also provide information on supply chain opportunities i iNSiDE indUSTRy Ottawa's calian technologies has extended its Health Services Sup- port Contract (HSSC) with National Defence for 18 months. The ex- tension sets a new completion date of September 30, 2016, but also includes a further six month option. The company also renewed a $17.6 million contract with National Defence to provide professional services for course design, course management, and course deliv- ery as well as administrative support to the Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE) in Borden. general Dynamics lanD systems-canaDa of London has secured a US$67 million contract with the Peruvian Ministry of Defence for 32 personnel carrier variants based on its Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) II, with amphibious capability. The contract, which includes a complete logistics support package, was facilitated by the Cana- dian Commercial Corporation. The federal government has amended a 2009 contract with Mon- treal-based cae to align training with upgrades to the CC-130J aircraft. The RCAF accepted the fi nal of 17 J-model Hercules from locKheeD martin in May 2012 and is now improving navigation, communication, and maintenance capabilities for the fl eet. As a result, the original contract with CAE – which included a full suite of CC-130J training systems from fl ight simulators to fl ight train- ing devices, procedures trainers, and courseware for the Air Mobility Training Centre at 8 Wing Trenton – has been amended to upgrade the training environment as well. l-3 mas has completed the installation and certifi cation of a Wi-Fi telecommunications system and the delivery of patient transfer units (PTUs) on the CC-150 Polaris aircraft. The Wi-Fi system is simi- lar to systems on other RCAF fl eets. L-3 upgraded the satellite com- munications systems and installed wireless networks for the cabin and cockpit. babcocK canaDa and chantier Davie canaDa have completed the refi t and upgrade of the Louis St Laurent, one of two remaining Canadian heavy polar icebreakers. In a release, the companies said the work was completed on time and on budget and included main- tenance to meet marine regulatory requirements and upgrades to various vessel systems from propulsion to navigation. saab microWave canaDa has been awarded an $18.5 million con- tract for the repair and overhaul of the weapon-control radars on- board the RCN's 12 Halifax-class frigates. The contract is part of the Halifax-class modernization project. Victoria's atlas eleKtroniK canaDa has awarded Dartmouth-based ultra electronics maritime systems a $1 million multi-year con- tract to supply high power, low frequency acoustic sonar technol- ogy that will be integrated into Atlas' advanced low frequency active sonars, which have naval customers worldwide.

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of Vanguard Magazine - Aug/Sept 2014