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Tag: Procurement – Defence’s short, medium and long-term procurement requirements

Major milestone for the Navalized Nanuk Remotely Controlled Weapon Station

– A Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management project team reached a major milestone when a successful Sea Acceptance Trial (SAT) was conducted onboard HMCS Goose Bay. The SAT was part of the Maritime Evaluation of the Navalized Nanuk Remotely Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS). The Nanuk RCWS was initially fielded to operate on the Canadian Army’s …

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Keel-laying ceremony for HMCS Margaret Brooke marks a shipbuilding milestone

– The traditional keel-laying ceremony for the second of the Royal Canadian Navy’s six future Harry DeWolf Class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels, HMCS Margaret Brooke, took place at Halifax Shipyard on May 29, 2017. A keel-laying ceremony is one of the most significant dates in a ship’s construction. The ceremony was marked by the placing …

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Tailored approach to maintaining RCAF aircraft engines

– On February 3, the Government of Canada announced in-service support contracts for the engines of three aircraft. Mississauga’s Magellan Aerospace won a $45 million contract for the sustainment of Hornet engines, while Winnipeg’s StandardAero won a $45 million contract for the sustainment of Aurora and H-model Hercules engines. These contracts are for an initial five-year …

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Enhancements on the way for some of the LAV III fleet

– The Department of National Defence is investing $404M to upgrade the chassis (hull) of 141 Light Armoured Vehicles (LAVs). The Canadian Army’s state-of-the-art LAVs are used to transport Canadian infantry on the battlefield while providing defensive protection and firepower. The experiences of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and its allies in Afghanistan and other areas …

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ADM(IE) procurement strategy gets an update

– Under ADM(IE)’s centralized real property model, the Directorate of Infrastructure and Environment Procurement Strategies (DIEPS) plays the key role,  of optimizing facilities management.  DIEPS is supporting the ADM by developing a Real Property Procurement Strategy— a new, overarching approach to managing procurement. Under this ambitious plan, DIEPS will provide advice, guidance, tools, and training to …

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New approach recognizes there is no “one-size-fits-all

– With the increasing complexity of procuring and maintaining military equipment, the introduction of the Sustainment Initiative marks an important milestone in the evolution of defence procurement. Aligned with governmental priorities, the Sustainment Initiative is a collaborative approach between DND; Public Services and Procurement Canada; and Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada that aims to better …

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Canadian Army conducts first training on new Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicle

–   The first six Tactical Armoured Patrol Vehicles (TAPV) arrived at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown on August 12. The 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown has now started the first iteration of training on the new vehicle. The TAPV is part of a fleet of multipurpose vehicles to be used in both domestic …

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