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.