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VIDEO: Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff Outlines Priorities

March 7, 2014
By Jim Sweeney

Gen. Tom Lawson, RCAF, chief of the Defence Staff, outlined four priorities for the Canadian Armed Forces in a speech last month at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. The highest priority is delivering excellence in operations. That is followed, Gen. Lawson said, by preparing the armed forces for tomorrow’s challenges, providing warfighters with training and professional development, and caring for warfighters and their families.

DRS and SELEX to Provide Internal Communications System for Canadian Navy

October 16, 2012
George I. Seffers

DRS Technologies Canada and SELEX Elsag, both of which are Finmeccanica companies, were recently awarded a contract worth approximately $11 million Canadian dollars ($11.2 million, U.S.) by the Department of Public Works and Government Services Canada for the upgrading of the Canadian Navy’s HALIFAX Class Frigate Internal Communications System (ICS). The System will be based on Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) technology. Delivery of the equipment is expected to begin in 2013 and to be completed by the middle of 2015. All communications within the ship and external voice communications are controlled through a SHipboard INtegrated COMmunications System (SHINCOM); as part of SHINCOM, ICS includes internal wireless communications technology that facilitates non-wired communications between damage control teams, flight deck crews and 50-caliber gun teams during mission-critical operations. Additional applications include supporting non-mission critical operations and conducting maintenance activities where wireless communications among maintainers are required.

Canadian Firm to Provide Electronic Warfare Technology to India

April 13, 2012
By George Seffers

Ultra Electronics, TCS, based in Montreal, Canada, has been awarded an order for Electronic Warfare equipment totalling $3.4 million. The system will be delivered to the Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) in Bangalore, India. Ultra TCS will supply a shelter-based, mobile simulator system including an integrated antenna array and UltraEAGLE 0.5 - 40 GHZ ELINT receiver. The complete system will be used in a test environment to evaluate aircraft EW radar capability and provide an opportunity for pilots to assess the equipment's functionality, specifically the effectiveness of countermeasure techniques.

Raytheon to Develop Radar Software for Seven Countries

March 2, 2012
By George Seffers

Raytheon Company, Goleta, California, is being awarded a $48,663,690 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for software development support of the ALR-67(V) 3 radar for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Kuwait, Qatar, Malaysia, Switzerland, Canada, and various other future foreign military sales customers. The Naval Air Systems Command, Weapons Division, China Lake, California, is the contracting activity.

Daniels to Provide Canadian Government with Digital Radio Systems

January 27, 2012
By George Seffers

Daniels Electronics Ltd., Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, recently announced it has been awarded a $10.4 million multi-year contract with the Canadian government to provide digital public safety radio systems using the company's latest generation firmware. The 5-year contract will expand and upgrade the Canadian government's radio networks for the first line public safety responders.

Argon Awarded Funds for Electro-Acoustic Countermeasure Decoy

December 29, 2011
By George Seffers

Argon ST, Smithfield, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $14,792,994 firm-fixed-priced indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for procurement of four AN/SLQ-25A/C systems and spare parts. AN/SLQ-25A/C is a digitally controlled, modular design, electro-acoustic softkill countermeasure decoy system. The system defends ships against wake homing, acoustic homing, and wire-guided torpedoes. This contract combines purchases for the U.S. Navy, and under the Foreign Military Sales Program, the government of Canada. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington D.C., is the contracting activity.

Boeing to Support Fighters for Eight Countries

January 3, 2011
By George Seffers

The Boeing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, is being awarded a $69 million delivery order for the procurement of integrated logistics support, for the F/A-18 Integrated Readiness Support Team Program (FIRST). The tasks include in-service engineering, information systems, technical data, support equipment engineering, automated maintenance environment, training/software integration support, provisioning, and A-D sustaining engineering service for continued support of the F/A-18 A-D, F/A-18 E/F, and EA-18 G fleet. This delivery order combines purchases for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Australia, Canada, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, Kuwait, and Malaysia. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Navy Modifies Friend or Foe Identification Contract for Multiple Governments

December 27, 2010
By George Seffers

BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Incorporated, Greenlawn, New York, is being awarded a $25 million contract modification to exercise an option for the procurement and integration of various CXP identification friend or foe hardware for the U.S. Navy, Army, and Air Force; and the governments of Canada, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia. Hardware being procured includes common digital transponders, mounts, receivers and transmitters, signal processors, power supplies, battery packs, and Mode 5 modification kits. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

Wyle Laboratories Supports Hawkeye Aircraft for Multiple Countries

December 7, 2010
By George Seffers

Wyle Laboratories Incorporated, Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded a contact modification of more than $28 million for continued E-2C/E-2D/C-2 planning, program, and financial services in support of the Navy and the governments of France, Taiwan, Egypt, Japan, Singapore and Canada under the Foreign Military Sales program. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Maryland, is the contracting activity.

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