What’s Canada Buying? December 7, 2012
- F-35 Tug o’ War Want the latest? Here’s what Google News is moving at this point – see if YOU can sort out the dueling headlines yet.
- “A Carleton Place-based technology firm has landed a major $38.7 million defence contract that will see 40 jobs created in the town. Associate National Defence Minister Bernard Valcourt made the announcement at DRS Technologies Canada Ltd.’s Emily Street facility on …. Nov. 30. He said the company will manufacture 13,624 communication selector boxes and 4,937 power distribution units, which will be put into the Canadian Armed Forces tactical vehicle network. “It is essential to the safety of our men and women in uniform,” said Valcourt during the press conference. “They play an important role in protecting us. In doing so, they put themselves at risk. We have a responsibility to give them the tools to keep them safe so that they can return home safely to their families.” Valcourt promised that the new technology would increase the speed with which troops in the field were able to transmit and receive information, which “is critical to our troops. It can literally mean the difference between life and death. Imagine a solider being warned ahead of time of danger to his convoy.” DRS beat out five other Canadian companies in a competitive bidding process for the contract, which they received earlier this year ….”
- “The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, (yesterday) announced five contract awards for general maintenance at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. The overall value of the contracts is approximately $4.47 million ….”
- Wanted: “ribbons award, clip-ons” and dairy products for St. Jean garrison