Tag Archives: canada

Defense News: Airbus Wins Potential $2.3B Search & Rescue Aircraft Replacement Contract With Canada

Canada has selected Airbus-built C-295 to serve as the next fixed-wing search-and-rescue aircraft and replace the country’s fleet of aging C-130s and Buffalo planes under a potential $2.3 billion contract, Defense News reported Wednesday. David Pugliese writes Harjit Sajjan, Canada’s defense minister,  and Judy Foote, the country’s procurement officer, are set to …

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Report: Navy Eyes Super Hornet Purchase to Address Carrier-Based Strike Fighter Shortfall

The U.S. Navy looks to unload its Boeing-built F/A-18 Hornet fighter jets and buy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft to address a shortage of fighters jets aboard the service branch’s carriers, Reuters reported Saturday. Andrea Shalal writes a Navy official said the plan could be implemented as part of the fiscal year 2018 budget alongside …

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Reports: Canada Eyes Interim Purchase of 18 Boeing-Built Super Hornets

Canada plans to buy 18 Boeing-built (NYSE: BA) F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft from the U.S. government on a temporary basis for an undisclosed amount in an effort to support the country’s existing fleet of CF-18 fighter jets, National Post reported Tuesday. David Pugliese writes Canada’s liberal government announced the plan as it works to …

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L-3 Strikes Potential $315M Deal to Buy Aviation Security Tech Maker MacDonald Humphrey

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) has purchased U.K.-based aviation security technology maker MacDonald Humfrey Automation in a deal potentially worth up to $315.5 million for an effort to add new automation and robotic tools for deployment at airports worldwide. The deal comes nearly one month after L-3 said it would purchase Implant Sciences‘ explosive trace …

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CAE Promotes Joe Armstrong to VP, GM of Canada Defense & Security Unit

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Nov. 18, 2016 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) has promoted Joe Armstrong, previously director of training and operation solutions, to vice president and general manager of its Canadian defense and security business unit, GovCon Executive reported Wednesday. He will be responsible for CAE Canada Defense & Security‘s NATO Flying …

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AECOM Eyes Oil and Gas Business Growth Through FT Services Stake Buyout

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) has purchased the remaining 50 percent equity interest in its Calgary, Alberta-based FT Services joint venture in a push to grow the oil and gas business, expand lifecycle service offerings and diversify end-market exposure. FT Services was formed through a partnership of AECOM’s Flint Energy Services subsidiary and Broadspectrum that provides turnaround …

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Canada to Evaluate Data From Potential Contractors on Fighter Jet Replacement Program

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 29, 2016 — Canada will analyze data collected from Boeing (NYSE: BA), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Saab, Dassault Aviation and the consortium comprised of BAE Systems, Airbus and Leonardo-Finmeccanica as the country seeks to replace its CF-18 fleet, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. Reuters reported Monday the Canadian government currently works to explore options …

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Serco’s North American Arm Lands Potential $115M Canada Forces Base Contract; Dan Allen Comments

Serco Group‘s North American subsidiary will continue its site support services at a military base in Good Bay, Canada under a potential four-year, $115 million contract from the country’s public services and procurement agency. Serco Inc. said Monday it will extend its non-military operations and maintenance functions at the base that include warehouse operations, snow and ice …

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CAE Supports Australia, Canada in Air Force Simulation Exercise; Gene Colabatistto Comments

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Sept. 16, 2016 — CAE (NYSE: CAE) has supported the Australian and Canadian air forces as they participated in the U.S. Air Force-hosted Coalition Virtual Flag 16 multinational air combat training exercise, ExecutiveBiz reported Thursday. Australia and Canada employed CAE’s full-flight mission simulators and tactical airlift crew trainers for CVF16, the company said …

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Weekly Roundup August 29 – September 2 2016: September Brings CR Talk Again, SAIC Earnings Due & more

August 29 – September 2 2016 Click here to see Real-Time GovCon Sector Quotes A Note From Our President & Founder Jim Garrettson This calendar year so far has brought an unprecedented year of change and tectonic shifts to the government contracting sector and even with that said, what other catalysts could come in the …

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