Canada jumps closer to military spending target thanks to COVID-19
Poised to spend the equivalent of more of its GDP on defence this year than at any point in the past decade.
Champagne will stop arms exports to Turkey if rights abuse uncovered
Responding to allegations Turkey is involved in this week’s renewed fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Chinese chipmaker SMIC denies military ties as US steps trade feud
US is considering adding SMIC to a list of foreign buyers needing permission to acquire technology or components.
China criticizes US sanctions over South China Sea buildup
America rejects China’s claim to virtually the entire waterway, portions claimed by Vietnam, the Philippines and other governments.
Company, CEO tried to export chemicals to China: Prosecutors
Scheme involved shipping chemicals used in microchip manufacturing from Rhode Island.
Military spending needed more now than ever: top defence official
Fears the Trudeau government will lean heavily on the $29-billion defence budget to help get spending back under control after COVID-19.
Military asked to aid nursing homes in Quebec, Ontario as COVID-19 slows
Premier Doug Ford muses Ontario could start easing restrictions ahead of next month’s long weekend.
Signs COVID-19 is slowing, provinces talk of easing restrictions
Both Quebec and Ontario called on the federal government to send in troops to bolster shortage of staff in nursing homes.
Armoured vehicle market to jump to $21.97B: Allied
The boost in the market is due to militarization of law enforcement agencies and surge in demand for bulletproof vehicles.
Trump’s India visit moves from pomp to trade, military talks
US president not in a hurry for a trade deal as tensions rise following steel and aluminum tariffs on India exports.
Chinese military members face charges in Equifax breach
A 2017 breach saw the personally identifiable information of at least 19,000 Canadians stolen from the credit monitoring company.
More than 100 military procurements facing delays: Defence Department
The delivery dates for new or upgraded equipment, some of which is needed urgently, have been pushed several years into the future
NATO ministers meet to celebrate 70th anniversary amid rifts
A dispute with Turkey over planned purchase of Russian weapons and defence spending disparities straining alliance.
Norad chief urges speedy defensive upgrades amid spectre of new Cold War
Threats include new, difficult to detect nuclear-armed cruise missiles and extreme-speed hypersonic missiles.
FLIR Systems to acquire Endeavor Robotics
Endeavor is a developer of battle-tested, tactical unmanned ground vehicles for the global military, public safety and critical infrastructure markets.
Russian fighters in Arctic spark debate on Canada’s place
Canada needs to keep pace if only because it can’t count on the current international order to hold: analyst.
Canada may want to consider its own space force: military expert
…but Canada should first develop a centre of excellence on space knowledge.
Crown says no evidence of political interference in Mark Norman case
Norman allegedly leaked government secrets about a $700-million military project in 2015.
Canada, US defence giant to launch high stakes talks over warship deal
Lockheed’s proposal beat two rival submissions to design replacements for the navy’s frigate and destroyer fleets.
Trudeau bills 10 year defence spending plan as answer to Trump spending call
As the NATO summit in Brussels wrapped up, the PM announced a 70 per cent increase in military spending. But the commitment falls short of the 2 per cent of GDP mark agreed upon by members in 2014.
Canada invests another $54M into F-35 as Boeing hedges on fighter competition
Feds will launch formal competition early next year to replace aging CF-18s.
Freeland: No evidence Canadian made LAVS used against Saudi citizens
Follows a “rigorous investigation” launched last August at her request.
Champagne orders review of controversial helicopter deal with the Philippines
Review follows comments from a Philippine military official that the aircraft would be used for internal security operations.
Auditor general to issue new fighter jet report in the fall
Fewer problems anticipated as the overall procurement system has been revamped with a variety of checks and balances.
General Dynamics gets $404M contract to upgrade LAV IIIs
LONDON, Ont. — General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has been…
Taiwan seeks to revive aerospace fortunes with jet trainers
The push to develop equipment to counter military and diplomatic pressure from China.
Hovering rescue craft awarded a $297,000 test contract
Military will check out Markham manufacturer’s Amphibious Trimaran with Aerostatic Discharge.
Air force commander says Liberals changed fighter jet requirement
Current number of CF-18s available now insufficient; Canada will have to increase the number of new planes.
Woman gets four years for exporting US military gear to China
Worked to export engines used in F-135, F-22 and F-16 fighter jets, an MQ-9 Reaper drone.
Canadian CEO loses bids to avoid extradition to US on fraud charges
Charges stem from a now-cancelled contract involving armoured vehicles destined for Iraq.
A timeline of efforts to replace Canada’s CF 18 fighter jets
Liberals to launch another round of consultations with the defence and industry.
Sajjan going back to drawing board on fighter jets
Repeating consultations with industry, consult allies’ about experiences using various aircraft.