Tidbits from Both Sides of the Fight

What’s Canada Buying? January 19, 2013

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  • One project (LAV III upgrade), 13 news releases from the Info-machine this week – with maybe even more to come next week?
  • Latest phase of part of the Medium Support Vehicle System project  “The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, and the Honourable Bernard Valcourt, Associate Minister of National Defence and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) (La Francophonie), are pleased to announce that one-on-one consultation meetings have started with military truck manufacturers for the Standard Military Pattern (SMP) component of the Medium Support Vehicle System (MSVS) project …. Public Works and Government Services Canada and Department of National Defence officials are meeting with industry starting January 17 and into the week of January 21 in the National Capital Region, as part of the first step in the re-procurement of the SMP.  The Government of Canada will then analyse the information obtained from the consultation process to move forward with this important acquisition ….” – more on the MSVS project here.
  • F-35 Tug o’ War  Aussie blogger Eric Palmer’s latest  “The other day Panetta failed to highlight the significant troubles with the  F-35 when meeting with a valued friend, Italy. Instead he just said the U.S. is “committed”.  This kind of misleading behaviour  to our allies has been going on for years ….”

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19 January 13 at 13:00

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