20 September 2023 (KEN POLE)
Less than two months into his new job as Minister of National Defence, Bill Blair has returned from a whirlwind visit to Scotland, England and Germany in what could be construed as a "charm offensive" designed to defuse NATO's frustration that Canada remains well short of the alliance's military spending targets for its members.
15 September 2023
In 1993, Canadian soldiers faced what is considered by many to be the toughest and largest-scale action faced by our troops during the half-century between the Korean War and Canada’s mission in Afghanistan. Today, we commemorate their sacrifice and their intense commitment to peace and security.
15 September 2023
A ceremony, including a fly-past, will mark the 83rd anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sunday, September 17, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. until noon.
15 September 2023
15 Sept 2023 is designated Military Family Appreciation Day, and the Ministers of National Defence and Veterans Affairs issued a statement of support to Canadian military families. As an integral part of the Defence community, they bring their resilient spirit to each new posting, and strengthen the places in which they set down new roots. Military families represent Canadian values and embody the best of our country. (english and french messages)
14 September 2023 (ALAN WILLIAMS)
Former ADM (materiel), Alan Williams, takes a critical look at the Canadian Surface Combatant procurement from the taxpayer's perspective. Comparing costs and quotes on similar projects from other countries, he finds that Canadian taxpayers are paying 2-3 times more for the CSC ships under the project management of Irving Shipbuilding.
14 September 2023
Runners are once again gearing up to conquer the streets of Ottawa in support of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) during the highly-anticipated 2023 edition of Canada Army Run, presented by BMO, which is scheduled for this Sunday, September 17th. Many additional activities and entertainment will be held in and around Cartier Square Drill Hall beginning on Sept 15th, including the BMO Kids’ Zone.
11 September 2023
While the Department of National Defence continues the Herculean task of chipping away at a decades-old policy about how misconduct has been managed through the chain-of-command, lengthy delays in one case have forced a civilian judge to stay proceedings in one of the earliest case transferred from military jurisdiction.
8 September 2023
As the 2026 target for first deliveries of 88 F-35 fighters draws ever closer, Canada is monitoring Lockheed Martin’s output which has been slowed by new supply-chain issues, but DND acknowledges that “as with any program, challenges can arise in the production, testing and certification of software and hardware.”
7 September 2023
The Business Council of Canada, formerly the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, wants the government to give the Canadian Security Intelligence Service the legal authority to "proactively" work with the private sector in countering the growing cyberthreats by hostile foreign interests.
15 August 2023
Two Royal Canadian Navy frigates, accompanied by a support ship, left their Vancouver Island home port August 14 in the latest Canadian deployment in support of a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific region.
8 August 2023
The 105th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens is acknowledged today. This crucial engagement opened the door to victory in the final phase of the First World War. It was the start of three months of stunning battlefield achievements that became known as “Canada’s Hundred Days,” where the actions of our soldiers helped define the Canadian Corps as one of the most effective fighting forces on the Western Front.
4 July 2023
Looking ahead to the July 11-12 NATO summit in Lithuania, and clearly expecting further pressure on its defence budgets, Canada is reaching across both oceans with an array of air and naval assets.
29 June 2023
Security issues at home and abroad continued to escalate as the Communications Security Establishment and its partners deal with an array of threats.
23 June 2023
The RCAF has resumed Chinook helicopter operations at Petawawa, Ontario, three days after a crash killed two of the four crewmembers during a night training flight.
20 June 2023
Rear Admiral Josée Kurtz is the new Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic, succeeding RAdm Bian Santarpia.
17 June 2023
The appointment of Colonel Robin Holman as the next Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has been officially announced by MND Anita Anand, effective June 28th, upon the retirement of the current JAG, Rear-Admiral Geneviève Bernatchez. Holman will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General for the post.
16 June 2023
Defence Minister Anita Anand has announced that the Canadian Armed Forces’ largest overseas mission, Op Reassurance in Latvia, can expected delivery of 15 Leopard 2A4M main battle tanks, two Taurus armoured recovery vehicles and other assets over the next few months.
16 June 2023
The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence concluded a successful visit to Brussels, Belgium. During her visit, she participated in the 13th meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group and a meeting of North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence Ministers.
9 June 2023
Twenty-five NATO and partner nations are kicking off the largest air force deployment exercise in the alliance’s history June 12. In a rare occurrence, no Canadian assets are involved.
1 June 2023
Two new appointees to the top command positions at North American Aerospace Defence Command headquarters in Colorado bring different but complementary skillsets to the 65-year-old partnership.