What’s Canada Buying? February 5, 2013
- Guess what? MOAR LAV III update news, this time for Ottawa – more from the media here.
- Helping get Canada’s subs back into play “The Dartmouth (Nova Scotia) arm of a British defence giant has just scored a contract worth as much as $6.96 million to refurbish towed sonar arrays for the navy’s four used submarines. Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc. holds the exclusive rights to the work as it was the original equipment manufacturer, said Ken Walker, who heads the Woodside firm. “This is basically a three-year repair and overhaul contract,” said Walker. “When the boats came across from the U.K. one of the first things that we did, Canada that is, was we swapped out the existing British arrays and put on the Canadian arrays, which were designed specifically in Canada for use in Canadian waters.” The work comes as the navy plans to get all four of its subs ready for duty, he said. “It looks like we’ve got a plan to get them all in the water here very shortly,” Walker said. “So they’re starting to look at some of the other sensors and make sure they’re up to snuff.” ….”
- Wanted: “Repair and overhaul services, warehousing, technical investigation and engineering support in support of managed fuel cells, wheel and breake systems, mounting systems, hydraulic components, radomes and miscellaneous aerospace equipment for Canadian Forces fleets – CC115 Buffalo, CC138 Twin Otter, CH124 Sea Kings and CT114 Tutors“ – more detail in Statement of Work extract (14 page PDF) here.
- “…. 4 Air Defense Regiment will be conducting small unman(ned) aerial vehicle (SUAV) training at INSITU INC. located at 118 East Columbia River Way Bingen, Washington 98605 USA starting the 10th of March to 24th May 2013, inclusive. The Regiment is sending 18 pers. They will be requiring accommodation during this training. The Regiment is requesting 7 double occupancy and 4 single occupancy rooms for duration of 76 days ….”
- Wanted: special-sized footwear for special-sized CF feet “…. Department of National Defence, CFB Shilo Manitoba, requires the supply of all labour and material necessary to manufacture and repair special size military footwear. Previously this service allowed the DND members walk-in service for individual fittings and repair of boot footwear …. DND requires the following special size military footwear: Combat Boots, Wet Weather Army; Boots, Black, Ankle High; Boots, Safety, Cold Wet Weather (and) Shoes, Men’s, Oxfords ….”
- Wanted: focus group audience response tracking equipment for the CF – a bit more detail here.
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5 February 13 at 12:15
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