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What’s Canada Buying? – April 25, 2015

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  • Fixed Wing Search & Rescue (FWSAR) Project  Via the Info-machine “Industry invited to submit proposals for replacing fixed-wing SAR aircraft”
  • University Think Tank Report  “What Canada could learn from U.S. defence procurement: Issues, best practices and recommendations”
  • “Vancouver firm designing new combat armour — Canada and the U.S. are testing out prototype armour designed by a Vancouver-based company that could potentially replace vests and combat shirts used by troops, according to the company ….”
  • Oopsie?  “Horizon 1 Coverall Modification …. The Department of National Defence has a requirement to modify the hood on 20,000 existing in-service, Chemical Warfare, General Purpose, Operational and Training Coveralls ….” – more details here (caveat:  HUGE PDF file)
  • Wanted:  At least 450 x “Tactical Swimmer Suit …. The Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) has a requirement for (at least 450) tactical swimmer suits to support training and operations in the maritime environment.  The suits are to be manufactured from waterproof and breathable dry suit fabric with reinforcements to permit use in and out of the water ….”
  • Wanted:  “Combined Adventurous Training, CFB Suffield, Ralston, Alberta …. The British Armed Forces Training Unit  (BATUS) at Canadian Forces Base Suffield, in accordance with the solicitation documents, has a requirement for the provision of all materials, equipment, labour, supervision and expertise necessary for the British Military to conduct its summer and winter Adventurous Training (AT) programmes within Western Canada.  The period of the Contract is from 01 November 2015 to 31 October 2016, inclusive ….”
  • Wanted:  Perfectly good airplanes to jump out of  “The intent of this requirement is to provide air support to parachute operations and training when it is not possible to use military air resources to the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).  The aircraft will primarily be used by Department of National Defense (DND) and the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre (CAAWC) at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, Ontario.  The aircraft will be used in support of parachute training at various locations within Canada and the United States.  The aircraft will also be used to support the Canadian Forces Parachute Team (CFPT)  the SkyHawks at various locations within Canada and the United States throughout the year ….”
  • Wanted:  1000 x water canteens & associated tubing
  • Wanted:  “HMCS Winnipeg -Prep & Paint Foc’sle – The Department of National defense and the Canadian Armed Forces (DND) requires Painting and Preservation work to be carried out on board the HMCS Winnipeg ….”
  • Wanted:  “Dispersed Meals …. The Department of National Defence has a requirement for the provision of Dispersed Meals, which consist of hot and cold meals, and box meals, on an “as and when requested basis”, for military exercises, to various locations within and around the Greater Toronto Area (28 locations) ….” – menus & specs (including “no head or organ meat in the ground beef, thanks”) here

 

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25 April 15 at 11:00

MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update – 251240UTC Apr 2015

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MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update – 241430UTC Apr 2015

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 24, 2015

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Budget 2015

Internal Security

#CANvsISIL

Way Up North

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Other

World War One


MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update – 231530UTC Apr 2015

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23 April 15 at 11:30

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – April 23, 2015

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Budget 2015

#CANvsISIL

Internal Security

Way Up North

Ukraine

  • Via the UKR MoD Info-machine  “Maple Arch 2015 planning undergoes in Vilnius — The capital of Lithuania hosts the Maple Arch 2015 main planning conference. Canadian, Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian servicemen have been discussing the key issues of this exercise for a week ….”
  • Via the Pentagon Info-machine  “Eyes of the Army: Forward observers train with allies — If the artillery is the king of battle, as the U.S. Army’s running cadence says, then the U.S. Army’s forward observers are the eyes of the king. This group of Soldiers spend countless hours, often ahead of the main body of troops, ensuring the artillery can accurately and quickly send lethal rounds miles away to enemy troops and equipment.  One such group is from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. They had the opportunity to teach and learn from our Canadian Allies when they hosted a forward observation equipment familiarity class at Camp Konotop, Poland on April 21, 2015, as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, an ongoing multinational partnership focused on joint training and security cooperation between the U.S., Poland and other NATO allies ….”
  • Commentary  “Canada’s Ukrainian Obsession”

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World War One


MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update – 221400UTC Apr 2015

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22 April 15 at 10:00

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