Tidbits from Both Sides of the Fight

What’s Canada Buying? January 17, 2013

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  • ANOTHER LAV III announcement  “Mr. Chris Alexander, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence and Member of Parliament for Ajax-Pickering, joined by Mr. Ted Opitz, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), (yesterday) announced a significant subcontract that will play an important role in providing the Canadian Army with a new and improved fleet of Light Armoured Vehicles III.  Qualified Metal Fabricators Ltd. of Toronto, Ontario, has been awarded this $3.98 million subcontract by General Dynamics Land Systems – Canada in support of the Light Armoured Vehicle III Upgrade Project ….” 
  • MORE work for CFB Goose BayWanted:  someone to “supply …. labour, material, supervision and equipment necessary to renovate the south side of building 295 for the 5th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group and LFAA winter training facility, Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador …. The estimated cost for this opportunity is in the order of $709,000.00 ….”
  • Wanted:  someone to help defence scientists keep learning about how stuff blows up underwater  “…. A contract is required to provide engineering and technical services in support of experimental research in UNDEX (underwater explosion) effects at Defence R&D Canada Suffield. Support is required for UNDEX pond maintenance and repair, specialized design of underwater experiments, assistance in conducting field trials, and data reduction and analysis ….” 
  • Wanted:  2 x man-portable satellite communications terminals for the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment
  • Wanted:  software to read docs to “read” cultures for the CF  “Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), Toronto  as a requirement under the Human Terrain Visualization and Simulation project to design, develop, and evaluate the information retrieval software for automatically eliciting socio-structural beliefs of cultural groups of interest to the Canadian Forces from open-source unstructured documents ….”

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17 January 13 at 12:15

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