Earth observation satellites

RADARSAT Constellation Mission to launch

Jun 10, 2019

The RADARSAT Constellation Mission – Canada’s next generation of Earth observation satellites – will launch on 12 June 2019 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle.

Rotary Wing Aviation Milestone

Airbus Helicopters marks 35 years of success in Canada

Jun 1, 2019

Airbus Helicopters Canada marks 35 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry.


Airbus to launch second SpaceDataHighway satellite

May 6, 2019

A second satellite will be launched on July 24th to provide a redundant back-up to the world’s first optical fibre network of geostationary satellites in the sky.


tkMS Group wins Brazilian Navy corvette contract

Mar 31, 2019

The Brazillian Navy announced (28 March) that the Águas Azuis Consortium (thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, Embraer Defense & Security, and Atech) has been selected as the preferrred bidder for the construction of four defense ships in Brazil’s Tamandaré Corvettes Class Program (CCT).

Search and Rescue

Gov't awards contracts for SAR illumination flares

Mar 18, 2019

Last Friday, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada, announced three contracts totaling $48 million awarded to Winnipeg-based Magellan Aerospace, for LUU-2 illumination flares.

Surveillance Operations

PAL Aerospace extends search capabilities

Feb 21, 2019

PAL Aerospace will be incorporating a leading-edge optical search system that can detect small objects such as fishing buoys and people in the water over significant areas. This technology will be a boost for search and rescue, fisheries surveillance, counter narcotics or border protection efficiency.

Next Gen simulation system launched by IXTROM

Feb 6, 2019

IXTROM, a leader in situational awareness and information management systems, has launched IXVMS (Intelligence, Visualization, Modeling and Simulation) collective training management and awareness system, a game-changing, next-generation training and simulation solution that prepares soldiers for the challenges of modern warfare.

LC4ISR contracts awarded to GDMS

Jan 30, 2019

Three 5-year support contracts have been awarded to General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada. The contracts will provide support to the Canadian Army for its Land Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (LC4ISR) systems.

FLIP 2018

FrontLine Innovation Platform

Dec 15, 2018

For our first edition of top global innovators, FrontLine has gathered a select group of ­organizations that take their innovative priorities ­seriously. From artistic design to advanced materials to cutting-edge technologies and imaginative research, you will no doubt hear more from these companies in the future. Contact us today for ­inclusion in our Fall 2019 edition.

AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge open for applicants

Nov 13, 2018

Applications for a competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to win a race against a pilot-operated drone opened today. Applications are being accepted until 28 Feb 2019, and teams will be competing for more than U$2 million in prizes from the Lockheed Martin competition.