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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – August 26, 2015

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  • U.S. using Canadian airspace to save time, fuel refuelling mil aircraft  “With innovative thought and hard work, the 128th ARW Airmen created an aerial refueling route that saves travel time and taxpayers’ money when deploying troops overseas.  U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tyson Krug flips several switches on the control panel, sets his chin on the chinrest and waits. At a steady altitude of 25,000 feet, a Canadian forest can be seen rushing past in a blur below …. Krug was one of the first boom operators to refuel on this newly published track titled the AR-128 East and West Refueling Route.  The AR-128, a refueling route founded by the U.S. Air Force Airmen of the mission planning cell with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, was published in the “Canadian Forces Flight Supplement” handbook June 25, 2015.  The AR-128 is a refueling route, primarily in Canadian airspace, used as a meeting point where 128th ARW KC-135s can transfer fuel to U.S. military deploying aircraft.  The AR-128 was founded to aid deploying aircraft traveling from the West Coast to an overseas area of responsibility such as Iraq or Afghanistan. Previously, deploying aircraft from the West Coast were required to land on the East Coast for fuel before continuing the flight overseas. This resulted in an expensive delay due to aircraft runway and landing fees, as well as providing necessary accommodations for the deploying troops during the layover. However, conducting aerial refueling on the AR-128 cuts costs and travel time down exponentially ….”
  • “The absent: Bedrooms of the fallen a heartbreaking reminder of the cost of war”

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – August 25, 2015

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What’s Canada Buying? – August 20, 2015

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  • Big Honkin’ Ships “Canada awards Davie LOI for stop gap fleet oiler retrofit — The Government of Canada has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada Incorporated and an entity called Project Resolve Incorporated to continue discussions on pursuing an at-sea support services contract ….”
  • Wanted: some help with Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy Notice of Proposed Procurement (NPP) Abstract: Defence Sector Research & Analysis Services — Defence Sector Research & Analysis Services for Industry Canada, Industrial Technological Benefits Branch in support of the Government of Canada’s Defence Procurement Strategy. For the provision of professional services to enhance the analytical foundation underlying Canada’s evidence-based approach to decision-making under its Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS). The scope of work include identification of strategic national priorities within the defence sector (Key Industrial Capabilities), enhancement of Canada’s domestic capacity for defence sector research and analysis performed at an arm’s length from the Government, and strategic information, intelligence, research, analysis and advice in support of Canada’s development of approaches to leverage economic benefits from defence procurements. The intent is to award one Contract for two (2) years commencing upon Contract award date with an irrevocable option on the part of Canada to extend the period of any resulting Contract by up to three (3) one (1) year periods ….” – a few more details here
  • “(Letter of Interest) Fragmentation Protective Vest — The purpose of this Letter of Interest (LOI) is to inform industry that the Department of National Defence (DND) intends to introduce a new configuration of fragmentation and bullet resistant personal protective equipment for personnel engaged as snipers in the Canadian Army. This system will be known as the Sniper Body Armour System (SBAS) ….” – a few more details here.
  • Wanted:  “CAMOUFLAGE FACE PAINTS — Department of National Defence has a requirement for the supply of 225,000 Camouflage Face Paint (CFPs) in accordance with the mandatory specifications detailed in the Request for Proposal.  The delivery of item 1 must be completed within 90 days from the date of the written notice of approval of pre-production samples.  The requirement also includes an irrevocable option to purchase up to 600,000 additional CFPs within five (5) years after contract award ….”
  • The military needs 31 types of name tapes?  NAME TAPE(S) — This requirement is for the establishment of a National Individual Standing Offer (NISO) for the Department of National Defence (DND) for the supply of 31 various identification badges (embroidered name tapes), to be ordered on an “as and when requested” basis from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2017 with the possibility to extend for one (1) additional year ….” – more detail here
  • Wanted: someone to look into cheaper long-term ways to keep engineering test flights going?  RFI-ENGINEERING FLIGHT TEST RATIONALIZATION — This Request for Information seeks information from industry on its interest in, capacity for, and ability to deliver specified functional capabilities of the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment as further described within this Request for Information. The Request for Information also seeks information from industry on innovative business models that would enable the long term and efficient delivery of steady state Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment requirements as well as providing for scalability to meet engineering test and evaluation surge requirements ….” – more detail here
  • Wanted: Navy stuff (1)  Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade — The Department of National Defence (DND) Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) Project seeks to upgrade the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) capability for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Halifax Class frigate. This upgrade is intended to be installed on post Mid-Life Refit (MLR) ships, with an Initial Operational Capability (IOC) date planned for 2020. As the project progress towards a potential formal RFP process, this Request for Information (RFI) will provide a continuous single point of official communication with industry and allow the project to use the RFI process for multiple purposes ….”
  • Wanted: Navy stuff (2)  Naval Remote Weapon Station — The Department of National Defence (DND) has identified a requirement for Naval Remote Weapon Station Systems. It is intended to award both an Acquisition and Repair and Overhaul contract to a single successful contractor under this solicitation process …. “
  • Wanted: someone to fly targets around  Contracted Airborne Training Services Project (CATS) — The Department of National Defence (DND) has a requirement for the provision of Combat Support (CS) training services to the Canadian Navy, Army and Air Force. This initiative is known as the Contracted Airborne Training Services (CATS) program. Required CS services include target support, electronic warfare and target tow mission. Canada estimates a requirement of 2,500 to 3,500 “on station” hours per year. The majority of services will be provided in the following locations across Canada: Victoria, BC; Cold Lake, AB; Bagotville, QC; and Halifax, NS. Additionally, CS services may occur outside of Canada, including but not limited to Mexico and the United States …. The objective of the CATS procurement is to establish a Task Authorization Contract by December 2016 for a duration of ten (10) years from the date of contract award, with one (1) irrevocable option to extend the contract by an additional two (2) year period and one (1) irrevocable option to further extend up to 31 March 2031 ….”
  • Wanted: someplace to stay (1)  Accommodations Casa Grande AZ — The Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue (CFSSAR) has a requirement for guestrooms in the Casa Grande, Arizona region to conduct their Bi-Annual Parachute training program at Skydive Arizona Drop zone, located at 4900 N Taylor Rd, Eloy, Arizona 85131, United States. The Contractor will provide accommodations services in single occupancy for a total of 688 room nights starting 2015-11-29 to 2016-04-30. All accommodations are not required at the same time and may flex to increase or decrease as required. Location: Accommodations must be located within a 15 mile (24 Km) drive of Skydive Arizona Drop, 4900 N Taylor Rd, Eloy, Arizona 85131, United States …. “
  • Wanted: someplace to stay (2)  ”HOTEL (INTER-AMERICAN NAVAL CONF.) — Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) has been requested to assist the Department of National Defence (DND) in organizing logistics for an upcoming International conference, entitled the “XXVII Inter-American Naval Conference”. The advance notice for this event is to secure a venue at the soonest possible date, in consideration of the International delegation of attendees and their planning purposes. The conference itself will be taking place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, during the month of June 2016 …. The purpose of this procurement is to secure commercial accommodation, meeting space, and food & beverage for the delegates attending the 2016 Inter-American Naval Conference, in Halifax, Nova Scotia ….”
  • Wanted: someplace to stay (3)  ”Accommodations and hotel amenities Grande Prairie AB — The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), 435 Squadron, will be deploying to Grande Prairie, AB, in support of a Squadron Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX). The anticipated period of the operation is from 04 Oct to 09 Oct 2015 (inclusive). There will be an advance party of approximately 7 personnel arriving 30 Sept and rear party of 2 personnel leaving 15 Oct ….”
  • ”Surveying – Department of National Defence – 8 Wing Canadian Force Base Trenton — Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) intends to retain a firm of Surveyors to survey the DND lands located in the City of Quinte West, Ontario. DND would like to obtain a series of boundary surveys for parcels that are under the custodianship of DND in the City of Quinte West. This project includes cadastral surveying work required in order to form the basis of a legal description of a portion of the DND lands in the City of Quinte West. These lands include approximately 781 hectares of land area and 37 hectares of water lot ….”
  • ”BATUS Adventurous Training Centre (BATC), CFB Suffield, Ralston, Alberta — The British Armed Forces Training Unit (BATUS) at Canadian Forces Base Suffield, in accordance with the solicitation documents, has a requirement for the provision of an Adventurous Training Centre to support the BATUS personnel in order to conduct year round Adventurous Training (AT) and Challenge Pursuit Activities (CPA) within Western Canada …. The period of the Contract is from 01 April 2016 to 31 March 2022, inclusive. The contract award is anticipated for April 2016 to allow sufficient time for the successful bidder to prepare for services to commence 01 April 2017 ….”
  • Wanted:  ”Rations-1st Battalion Nova Scotia Highlanders (North) – To establish a contract to obtain commercial rations in Truro, Nova Scotia for the dates of September 12th, 2015 to April 17, 2016, in support of training for 1NSH(N) training plan. The Nova Scotia Highlanders (North) will be conducting a series on exercises and courses in the 2015/2016 fiscal year in the Truro area. In support of these events, rations must be procured locally during that period because of the inconvenience of the distance of local Canadian Forces kitchen ….”

 

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20 August 15 at 8:00

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – August 19, 2015

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – August 18, 2015

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – August 17, 2015

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – August 16, 2015

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