COVID-19 further delaying some overdue military procurements
More than 100 military procurements were already listed as delayed before the pandemic hit.
Kraken Robotics secures three defence contracts worth $1M
Technology includes marine sensors, laser scanner and enhancement of a customer’s sonar product.
Feds chronically underspending on MRO for defence infrastructure
Defence department is supposed to invest 1.4% of the replacement value but hasn’t hit that target since 2010.
Raytheon and United Technologies to create a defence giant
Will count among its portfolio of weaponry the F-35 fighter jet engines, Patriot and Tomahawk missile systems, space suits and intelligence technology.
National Defence lowballing cost of used Aussie fighters: budget officer [UPDATED]
The Trudeau government is buying the 18 Australian planes and up to seven spares to bolster Canada’s aging CF-18s.
United Technologies is breaking into 3 independent companies
The three companies will be United Technologies, which will house its aerospace and defence industry supplier businesses; Otis, the maker of elevators, escalators and moving walkways; and the Carrier air conditioning and building systems business.
Trump Space Force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy
The Pentagon is expected to have enough details filled out by early next year to include a Space Force plan in its 2020 budget request to Congress.
Scheer rejects one-on-one trade talks with US as long as NAFTA can be saved
Conservative Opposition leader expresses support, but says Trudeau can do more on trade file.
Liberal economic adviser preaches defence spending, but Sajjan says Ottawa fell $2.3B short
Dominic Barton says defence industry critical for innovation, but Libs behind on spending goals.
Boeing skips Canadian info session for fighter jet companies
Wants to see the details before deciding whether to join the competition.
Thales Canada gets $5.2B Arctic fleet service contract
Work to be completed in Canada, except when the ships need work overseas.
China launches first domestically-made aircraft carrier
Carrier is based on the former Soviet Union’s Kuznetsov class design.
Halifax firm gets millions from feds to develop software tool
Software will help engineers with verifications for early-stage designs in fields such as defence and aeronautics.
Canadian defence industry defends Saudi arms deal
Heavily regulated industry follows the rules set by government.
Lockheed Martin Canada opens Ottawa partnership and innovation centre
Will bring Canadian industry and academia together for critical research, development and technology advancement.