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    News about Canadian Armed Forces


    Griffon Rescues Stranded Canoeists, 10-Aug-20 : #canoeists RCAF CH-146 Griffon from Trenton 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron successfully evacuated two stranded canoeists on an island at Coveo Lake, Ontario

    Griffon Rescue at Thousand Islands, 25-Jul-20 : #Griffon Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) marine patrol Detachment at Thousand Islands near the Canadian-US border completed training exercise with a Bell CH-146 Griffon of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron

    Canadian CH-148 Cyclone Returned to Service, 28-Jun-20 : #Cyclone Canadian Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone fleet returned to flight status after was grounded last April 29 following a fatal accident in the Mediterranean Sea. Although the investigation continues, flight data recorder allowed to replicate conditions in flight simulator and rule out any mechanical failure

    Recovery of Crashed CH-148, 04-Jun-20 : #Stalker22 Statement from Rear-Admiral Craig Baines, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic on the recovery operations of Stalker 22 in the Mediterranean Sea. The Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone helicopter crashed last April 29

    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

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