What’s Canada Buying? October 25, 2012
- “The National Research Council in St. John’s is playing an important role in planning for a new Canadian-built multi-purpose Polar Icebreaker. The CCGS John G. Diefenbaker will replace the Canadian Coast Guard’s Louis S. St. Laurent in 2017. The NRC is evaluating hull forms proposed by designers in their world-class ice tank for the new ship. The NRC invited members of the media to watch the model Coast Guard vessel break through the ice this morning. Retired Coast Guard Captain John Broderick is still getting used to navigating a model hull. Broderick, who has extensive experience on ice breakers in the north is the person steering the model through all of its testing. Today, the retired captain navigated the hull through ice commonly seen during the spring thaw, and steered it towards a ship that needed “rescuing.” ….”
- Wanted: 10K x “Support Kit, Overhead Cover”.
- Wanted: Someone to clean up “a former indoor firing range and surrounding rooms contaminated with lead dust in the basement of Bldg. R02, Ralston, AB at CFB Suffield.”
- Wanted: someone to come up with software to help Trenton figure out what effect proposed wind farms will have on air traffic control radar coverage.
- Wanted: Canadian companies interested in bidding on “the improvement (modernization of HF transmitter/receiver stations located in four separate sites (Izmir/Istanbul/Ankara/Iskenderun)“ in Turkey.