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First SKELDAR V-200 Drone from Scanfil, 20-Nov-19 : #drones With contracts signed with German Navy and Royal Canadian Navy, UMS SKELDAR gears up production volumes with first SKELDAR V-200 drone from Scanfil at Åtvidaberg make way ahead of mass production planned for 2020

Canada Conclude Peacekeeping Mission in Mali, 03-Sep-19 : #MINUSMA After more than a year of operations, Canadians deployed in Gao, Mali as part of peacekeeping MINUSMA force, completed their mission. 1,250 Armed Forces members have been deployed under Operation PRESENCE-Mali with Chinook and Griffon helicopters

Canada Confirmed Cormorant Helicopters Upgrade, 23-Aug-19 : #CMLU Canada confirmed Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade (CMLU) of the RCAF search and rescue helicopters to the AW101-612 standard with the modernization of current 14 CH-149 plus at least 2 (of 7) cancelled Marine One VH-71 airframes under a US$1B deal

RMS Wins Canadian CH-124 Sea King Bidding, 14-Aug-19 : #SeaKing Rotor Maxx Support Limited (RMS), a well known Sikorsky S-61/H-3 support centre part of VIH Group, acquired 15 of the recently retired Canadian Armed Forces’ CH-124 Sea King helicopters. VIH currently operates 8 civilian S-61 in its fleet

RCAF Chinook Female Pilot Recognition, 30-Jul-19 : #WomenPilot The Northern Lights Aero Foundation honor Canadian women who have made outstanding contributions to aviation and aerospace. One of 2019 award recipients is Major Alexia Hannam, a Royal Candian Air Force (RCAF) pilot who flew the Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan

Computer Based Training for Canadian Chinook, 25-Jun-19 : #Chinook Bluedrop awarded In-Service Support (ISS) contract from Boeing for Computer Based Training (CBT) courseware for maintainers of Canada’s CH-147F Chinook

ASIST Landing for Future Canadian Navy’ JSS, 01-Jun-19 : #ASIST Indal, part of Curtiss-Wright’s EMS Division, awarded contract for delivery of its Aircraft Ship Integrated Securing & Traversing (ASIST) System for the future Canadian Joint Support Ship (JSS) program

Canada’ Next-Generation Magnetic Anomaly Detection, 31-May-19 : #BCIP CAE’ new Magnetic Anomaly Detection-Extended Role (MAD-XR) system for helicopters, drones and smaller fixed-wing aircraft enters production. First unit acquired under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) and will be tested by the Nebula UAV of the University of Victoria, BC

Cormorant Hoist Training System for CFB Comox, 29-May-19 : #Hoist Bluedrop to deliver a Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) to Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) base Comox for the CH-149 Cormorant rescue helicopter

Royal Canadian Navy Acquired UMS Skeldar V-200 Drone, 07-May-19 : #drones QinetiQ Wins C$ 51 million contract with the Canadian Armed Forces’ Unmanned Aircraft System Service program to deliver UMS Skeldar V-200 drones to the Royal Canadian Navy equipped with a number of sensors including an Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar and Electro-optic infrared (EO/IR) camera

L3 MAS to Continue Support Canadian Chinook, 21-Apr-19 : #Chinook Canadian company L3 MAS renewed for another 5 years its service and logistics support of the RCAF’ Boeing CH-147F Chinook fleet

VIH S-61 Recovered Damaged RCAF Twin Otter, 28-Mar-19 : #sling A damaged Royal Canadian Air Force Twin Otter airplane was recovered by a S-61 from VIH Helicopters some 140 kilometres north of Inuvik in the Northwest Territories.

CH-148 Cyclone in NATO Antisubmarine Exercise, 01-Mar-19 : #DynamicManta NATO’s Submarine Warfare (ASW) Exercise Dynamic Manta 2019 (DYMA 19) running off the Italian Sicilian coast, with ships, submarines, and aircraft from 10 nations

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