Procurements
The 2015 Aerospace, Defence and Security EXPO in mid-August offered an intense two-day program of events leading into this year’s Abbotsford International Air Show. Though the two events are not directly linked, ADSE showcases the brain trust for British Columbia’s growing aerospace sector while the air show provides the eye candy.  
March 18, 2015, Ottawa - The Conservative government doesn’t appear any closer to producing a new Canadian defence strategy than it was more than four years ago, after the original was declared unaffordable.
Nov. 26, 2014, Ottawa - It’s out with IRBs and in with value proposition. Ottawa’s requirements for military contracts will shift soon from so-called industrial regional benefits (IRBs) to proof that Canadian companies can add unique content, Infrastructure Minister Denis Lebel told assembled defence and security industry executives Monday.
In our world of instant and immediate communications technology, it seems that all too often the quantity outweighs the quality in terms of the actual message.
Aug. 25, 2014, Winnipeg - Public Works Minister Diane Finley and MP Joyce Bateman (Winnipeg South Centre) met with members of Manitoba's aerospace industry in Winnipeg Friday to discuss defence procurement and the new Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS).
June 23, 2014, Ottawa - The Conservative government has agreed to accept new helicopters to replace Canada's 50-year-old fleet of Sea Kings even though they don't meet a key requirement recommended for marine helicopters by Canada's air safety investigator, CBC News has learned.
June 19, 2014, Stratford, Conn. - United Technologies Corp. has announced Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s signing of a contract amendment with the Government of Canada on the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program, pursuant to the previously disclosed Principles of Agreement. The amended contract enables Canada's Department of National Defence to take delivery of operationally relevant CH148 Cyclone helicopters and facilitates retirement of the Sea King fleet starting in 2015.
June 17, 2014, Ottawa - The Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, has released the government’s first Defence Acquisitions Guide (DAG), which identifies potential procurement projects that the Canadian Armed Forces is expecting to require over the next five, 10, and 20 years. The Guide will be released annually going forward.
May 22, 2014 – HARTFORD, Conn. – A long and costly dispute over helicopters between United Technologies Corp. and the federal government is nearing an end, the conglomerate's CEO said last week.
As a young man not yet versed in the day-to-day processes of life, my parents taught me two important lessons that helped shape my philosophies today
Feb. 5, 2014, Ottawa - Today the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, and the Honourable Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, unveiled the government’s new Defence Procurement Strategy, announcing that leveraging military procurements so that they provide greater benefits to Canadian industry and jobs will play a key role in the way that the government evaluates bid proposals in the future.
It was almost 10 years ago that Helicopters saluted the awarding of the contract to replace the venerable CH-124 Sea King helicopters in an article entitled, And The Winner Is . . .”
Call me a little odd, but unlike many, I am not one to partake in the annual revelry at my local tavern when the big red ball drops at Times Square in New York City on New Year’s Eve.
Jan. 10, 2014, Ottawa - More than $1.7 billion has already been spent on the elusive effort to replace Canada’s aging Sea King helicopters, internal documents show — a clue as to why the Harper government is sticking with the troubled program.
Jan. 6, 2014, Ottawa - The federal government has decided not to scrap its troubled purchase of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters.
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