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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – July 24, 2015

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Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF

Big Honkin’ Ships

Internal Security

Ukraine

  • Video (courtesy of the Pentagon Info-machine):  “Counter I.E.D Measures Taught at Rapid Trident — Master Corporal Richard Tully from Canadian Forces taught a counter I.E.D. lane during exercise Rapid Trident. A group from the Ukrainian military was going through the training. The lane went over several tactics to improve the safety of soldiers while doing patrol ….”more video

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – July 21, 2015

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Forest Fires Out West

Veterans & Helping Veterans

What’s Canada Buying?

Internal Security

Ukraine

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Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF

Way Up North

Other

Afghanistan


 

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – July 13, 2015

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Forest Fires Out West

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Ukraine

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Way Up North

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Big Mother Statue

Afghanistan

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World War One


 

What’s Canada Buying? – July 6, 2015

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  • Big Honkin’ Ships (1)  “Chilean Navy Temporarily to Provide Royal Canadian Navy with Supply Ship”
  • Big Honkin’ Ships (2)  Good question ….  “Are politics interfering with new supply ships?”
  • Fixed Wing Search & Rescue Project  “Italian Search and Rescue Plane Wrong for BC: Expert”
  • Commentary  “No such thing as a bargain in defence procurement”
  • “Report on military executions casts shadow over LAV deal with Colombia — New questions are being raised over the Conservative government’s push to sell arms to developing countries following explosive allegations linking Colombian military officers to the killing of hundreds of civilians during the country’s bloody civil war ….”
  • Way Up North  Wanted:  “Airport Services in Inuvik, NT for OP NANOOK 2015″
  • Wanted:  pouches for food  “Pre-Qualification Retort Pouches DND …. Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is implementing a pre-qualification process in order to establish a list of Pre Qualified Retort Contractors for its annual procurement  to supply Entrées, Fruits and Desserts in accordance with Department of National Defence (DND) D-85-001-069/SF-002 dated 92-06-26, Specification for Meat, Poultry, Fruit and Baked Dessert Products in Retort Pouches.  Items are required for the production of an operational meal pack for Canadian Forces Personnel serving overseas as well as in Canada.  There are typically 7 breakfast items, 7 lunch items, 7 supper items, 8 fruit items and 4 dessert items ….”
  • Wanted:  “ATROPINE SULFATE 2.0 MG …. The Department of National Defence has a requirement for Atropine Sulfate Auto-Injectors 2.0 mg to be delivered to Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Central Medical Equipment Depot, Petawawa, Ontario ….”
  • Wanted  “Automatic Boarding Poles …. The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for Twenty-one (21) Pneumatic Boarding Poles and Twenty-one (21) spare Air Bottles with an option to purchase up to an additional Twenty-one (21) Pneumatic Boarding Poles; as well as Training, In-Service Support and spare parts for a period of 5 years …. The new Pneumatic Boarding Poles are required by 31 August, 2015.  The unit(s) are to be delivered to Department of National Defence, Richmond, Ontario ….”
  • Wanted  “Skyhawk Clothing …. The Canadian Armed Forces Parachute Team (CAFPT), The SkyHawks, is renowned for signature Canopy Relative Work (CRW) parachute performances, which showcase daring displays of aerial acrobatics, precision and teamwork.  Over the past 43 years The SkyHawks have performed their demonstrations flying the team’s signature “Canada Flag” parachutes in front of more than 70 million spectators across North America, Europe, Australia and Japan.  A sub-unit of the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre (CAAWC) based in Trenton, Ontario the team acts as ambassadors of the Canadian Armed Forces at special events, air shows and school events.  The SkyHawks  performances focus on public relations for both the Canadian Army and the Canadian Armed Forces and through their interaction with the public, team members strive to act as role models of skill, physical fitness, teamwork and professionalism.  In order to fulfill this task,
    the SkyHawks require quality clothing that is easily identifiable at show venues, both military and civilian.  In order to meet these challenges the team requires the look of consummate professionals when performing or interacting with crowds at shows and social events ….”

 

Written by milnewsca

6 July 15 at 8:00

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – July 5, 2015

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What’s Canada Buying?

Internal Security

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What’s Canada Buying? – June 27, 2015

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  • Big Honkin’ Ships (1)   According to this Twitter post from a U of Calgary PhD student attending a conference, “Just learned during #NAC2015: #Chile Navy supply ship to be stationed from #Esquimalt for interim-interim #AOR starting next few weeks …. My understanding is that they’ll be crewed by Chileans, though some RCN sailors will be on board as wellmore on the Chilean Navy’s fuellers here (in Spanish, with a hat tip to Mark Collins over @ 3D’s)
  • Big Honkin’ Ships (2)  “A look inside Irving’s new mega-shipbuilding facility”
  • May, 2015:  “What’s Canada Buying? May 6, 2015 …. Wanted:  experts to help do research with adult stem cells to “provide the Canadian Armed Forces with medical countermeasures to protect them against hazards while on operations ….” – more details in bid package here ….”
  • June, 2015:  “The Canadian Military Wants to Use Stem Cells to Help Its Soldiers Heal”
  • Commentary  “Military procurement is a national disgrace”
  • Sea King Replacement/Cyclone  Commentary: “Arrival of the CH-​148 Cyclone: Better late than never”
  • Way Up North  Wanted:  “Airport Services in Inuvik, NT for OP NANOOK 2015″
  • Wanted:  LOADS of new (secure) buildings in Petawawa  “ADVANCE PROCUREMENT NOTICE-MATTAWA PLAINS COMPOUND, GARRISON PETAWAWA, ONTARIO …. This project is for the construction of the Mattawa Plains Compound which will consist of 9 buildings in 15ha secure compound. Included in the construction of the compound are roads, fences, utilities, storm and sewer lines, and communications ….  A General Contractor is required to construct the Mattawa Plains Compound from a complete set of drawings and specifications.  Overall project value is estimated at $164,000,000.00. The tender is expected to be advertised in the Fall of 2016, using a using a stipulated sum/low bid format or a pre-qualification process may be used. This is conditional on the project receiving approval to proceed by the DND ….”
  • Wanted:  “Electric utility vehicle …. The Department of National Defence has a requirement to purchase twenty six (26) electric utility vehicules and ancillary items, including familiarization instruction in accordance with the Purchase Description for Electric Utility Vehicules, dated April 9, 2015, to be delivered to CFB Petawawa, Ontario, CFB Trenton, Ontario and CANSOFCOM in Richmond Ontario by September 20 2015.  The requirement also includes an option to purchase up to twenty six (26) electric utility vehicules and ancillary items to be exercised within twenty-four (24) months from the effective date of the contract ….”
  • Wanted:  “AIRCRAFT RENTAL with Pilot(s) …. 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:  “TECHNOLOGY – PRECISION WEAPONS …. Title:  Analytical, Numerical and Experimental Guidance, Navigation and Control Technology Investigations for Precision Weapons — Tasks:  Provide the DRDC Valcartier Weapons Systems Section with specialized technical and engineering services in the area of guidance, navigation and control for precision weapons. The work to be performed will involve literature reviews, analytical developments, numerical modelling, simulation experimentation and data analyses, as well as design, construction, installation and use of test beds ….”
  • Wanted:  “BAG, SAND …. The Department of National Defence has a requirement to purchase (at least 600K/year) sandbags over a (3) three year period to be delivered to CFB Montreal and CFB Edmonton ….” – more details here
  • Wanted“Engineering and Technical Services for Field Trials …. Defence Research & Development Canada – Suffield has a requirement for a task authorization contract to provide to provide engineering, technical and project management support for investigation of energetic material devices, of device detection and of device neutralization.  DRDC Suffield has conducted studies of explosive phenomena using a variety of energetic material devices, explosive detection devices and explosive neutralization devices. In order to lead these studies to success, additional support of engineering and technical services is required from outside sources. These studies are classified Secret and the Contractor must have the proper facility, personnel and computing resources to handle and store classified information …. The estimated value of the contract is $747,600.00 CAD applicable taxes included. …. NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE PRE-IDENTIFIED SUPPLIER:  Amtech Aeronautical Limited, 678 Prospect Drive S.W, Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 4C1 ….”
  • Wanted:  “Transportation to the DRDC Acoustic Calibration Barge …. This request is to establish a standing offer for transportation services.  The Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Atlantic’s Acoustic Calibration Barge is a floating laboratory and workshop located about 5 km by sea from DRDC Atlantic’s main site in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  Water transportation is required on an ‘as required’ basis to and from the Acoustic Calibration Barge (ACB).   Typically, the barge is intended to be operational most of the year, except for holidays, vacations or other leave.  Unplanned breaks in operation may occur for many reasons, therefore no guarantee can be given as to the actual number or frequency of operational days ….”
  • Wanted:  “PROVISION OF SCENARIO PRODUCTION AT JOINT WARFARE CENTRE (JWC), STAVANGER, NORWAY (NATO 13/15) …. Joint Warfare Centre (JWC) is seeking contract support to fulfil its requirement for Exercise Scenario Production.  Companies will be required to support Allied Command Transformation’s (ACT) and Allied Command Operations (ACO) goal of developing, producing, and  delivering a baseline scenario for joint operational-level exercises in 2017-2018 to support North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) collective training and exercise program.  In order to achieve this goal, company personnel will contribute to the planning, development, and delivery of a new baseline exercise scenario that addresses relevant geo-strategic situations in accordance with JWC directives and direction.   Canadian companies interested in receiving the full Notification of Intent (NOI) including the Summary of Requirements may do so by contacting the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO ….”
  • Wanted:  “Food Catering Services – Southern Ontario …. The Department of National Defence (DND), 31 Canadian Brigade Group (31 CBG) and Regional Cadet Support Unit (RCSU) require Food Catering Services throughout South Western Ontario from Windsor to Niagara Falls on an as and when requested basis ….” – details (including menus) here
  • “CAE Ventures into Live Military Training — Earlier this year simulation and training specialist CAE (Chalet 56) agreed to purchase Bombardier’s Military Aviation Training business, and with it the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) school ….”

 

Written by milnewsca

27 June 15 at 5:00

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – June 26, 2015

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Ukraine

#CANvsISIL

Internal Security

What’s Canada Buying?

Attacks on CF in Canada

Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF

Way Up North

Veterans & Helping Veterans

Other

Afghanistan

Korea

World War Two

World War One


 

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