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SAAF pilots training at the International Test Pilots School in Canada

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The International Test Pilots School (ITPS) in Canada is training three South African Air Force (SAAF) pilots and an engineer, who joined the first...

Kachila AAROS UAV for remote operations and sensing

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Canadian based technology group Kachila and its partner Hercules are marketing their medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at Africa Aerospace and Defence...

Royal Canadian Navy ships return from Africa

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Canadian naval vessels Goose Bay and Moncton have returned to their homeport of Halifax after a four-month deployment to western Africa on Operation Projection,...

Canadian naval vessels in West Africa

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The Canadian naval vessels HMCS Moncton and Goose Bay are in West Africa, where they are working alongside African nations on Operation Project West...

Canadian mining firm Iamgold convoy attacked in Burkina Faso

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A convoy transporting staff and contractors for Iamgold's Essakane gold mine in northern Burkina Faso was attacked on Friday, and two people were still...

Canada names China, Russia as main cyber-crime threats; sees risk to...

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Canada on Wednesday identified state-sponsored programs in China, Russia, Iran and North Korea as major cyber crime threats for the first time, and said...

Canada suspends drone technology sales to Turkey after claims of use...

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Canada has suspended the export of some drone technology to Turkey while it probes allegations the equipment was used by Azeri forces involved in...

Canada probing allegations Azeri forces are using Canadian technology in Nagorno-Karabakh

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Canada is probing allegations that Azeri forces involved in fighting with Armenia are using Canadian drone technology that was initially exported to Turkey, Prime...

Russia trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine data, say UK, US and...

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Hackers backed by the Russian state are trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research from academic and pharmaceutical institutions around the world, Britain’s...

Canada lifting Saudi weapons export block

Canada is lifting a freeze on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia and renegotiated a criticised $14 billion contract to sell General Dynamics armoured vehicles...

Canada sending CC-130J to support UN operations in Africa

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Canada will be providing the United Nations with a CC-130J Super Hercules tactical airlifter, which will be based at Entebbe, in Uganda, to support...

Royal Canadian Navy warships make Phoenix Express debut

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On March 29, the 15th edition of the training event PHOENIX EXPRESS officially began in Casablanca, Morocco. Following a formal opening ceremony ships and...

Canadians seize 2.5 tonnes of hashish in the Indian Ocean

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On 6 April, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina seized 2 569 kilograms of hashish while deployed in the Indian Ocean as part of...

Canada bids for mothballed prototype drone from Germany

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The German Defence Ministry is evaluating a bid from Canada to buy a high-altitude surveillance drone that has been parked at a German air...

Romania to replace Canada in Mali peacekeeping mission

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Romania will supply transport helicopters to a United Nations peacekeeping mission in the troubled African nation of Mali once Canada has pulled out as...

Canada cracks down on drones with new rules

Canada's federal government is clamping down on drones with new rules it announced on 9 January that will ban their use near airports and...

Canada deploying helicopters to Mali

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The Royal Canadian Air Force has started deploying Chinook and Griffon helicopters to Mali, where they will take part in the United...

Ramaphosa talking Phakisa in Canada

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is in Quebec, Canada, today and tomorrow for the G7 Leaders' Summit Outreach under the theme "healthy,...

Canada’s EDC seeks to have jet grounded over default by South...

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Canada's export credit agency sought in a Johannesburg court on Friday to have a Bombardier luxury jet grounded, saying South Africa's Gupta...

Canada says will clamp down on arms exports amid rights concerns

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Canada plans to clamp down on arms exports to ensure the armaments it sells abroad are not used to commit human rights...

No Canadian peacekeepers for Mali

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Canada will not send hundreds of peacekeepers to support a United Nations mission in Mali in the near future, officials said, a...

Canada to propose helicopters for Mali mission – sources

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Canada, under pressure to boost its commitment to peacekeeping, will propose offering helicopters for use by UN forces in Mali and could...

Drone hits commercial airliner in Canada, no injuries

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A drone hit an airplane landing at a Quebec City airport this week, the first time an unmanned flying object has collided...

Canadian troops on hold for UN Mali peace operation

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Canada indicated it would again put off a decision on contributing troops to a UN peace operation in Mali, upsetting allies who...

Canada drags feet on troops for UN Mali mission

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Canada, fearful of casualties, is taking months longer than expected to decide whether to send troops to a United Nations mission in...

Canada selects airbus C295W for fixed-wing search and rescue

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On 8 December the Government of Canada announced that it had selected the Airbus C295W for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Programme...

Canada extends UN South Sudan deployment

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Canada has extended its small deployment of soldiers with the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan this year despite concerns about...

Canada seeks to buy Boeing jets as interim defense measure

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Canada on Thursday unveiled plans to buy 18 Boeing Super Hornets as a stop-gap measure while it prepared an open five-year competition...

Lockheed’s hybrid airships gets launch customer in Canada

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The operator of Lockheed Martin Corp's blimp-like hybrid airships on Wednesday announced its first customer, a Canadian mining company that expects to...

Canada says wants to move fast on jet contest

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Canada said on Wednesday it wanted to move quickly to buy a new fleet of fighter jets but gave no details, leaving...

Viking Air acquires Bombardier’s water bomber programme

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After acquiring de Havilland Canada's aircraft programmes, Canada's Viking Air has now acquired rights to Bombardier's series of water bomber aircraft. Viking...

Canada orders special forces to withdraw from Niger border town as...

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The Canadian Armed Forces have ordered the withdrawal and relocation of Canadian special forces from the town of Diffa in Niger after...

ICAO conference takes up aircraft tracking, conflict zone risks

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The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has brought together aviation experts and strategic decision makers for a four-day conference to discuss emerging...

Ghana receives donated speedboats from Canada

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The Canadian government has donated two speedboats and diving equipment to the Ghana Navy in an effort to improve security on its...

Canada to deploy military health staff to Sierra Leone in Ebola...

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Canada will send up to 40 military staff to Sierra Leone to help battle Ebola, the government said on Thursday as it...

Canada says fighter jets make first strike against Islamic State

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Canadian fighter jets have made their first combat strike since joining a campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq last month, Canada's...

The 11 countries expected to buy F-35 fighter jet

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Canada is poised to buy 65 F-35 fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, sources familiar with the process told Reuters, which...

Foreign nations supplying aircraft for Mali intervention

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Several Western and African nations are supplying transport and combat aircraft in support of the operation to free Mali from Islamist rebels,...

Canada first nation to pull out of Kyoto protocol

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Canada became the first country to announce it would withdraw from the Kyoto protocol on climate change, dealing a symbolic blow to...

Mali to receive Canadian special forces to fight al Qaeda

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Special forces from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) have been sent to train Mali's military as it counters al Qaeda militants. The...

Canada keeping warships in Mediterranean

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Royal Canadian Navy ships will stay in the Mediterranean until the end of next year in order to join Operation Active Endeavour,...

No alternative to F-35 fighter jet, US, Canada say

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Defence chiefs from the United States and Canada said that budgetary pressures would not derail development of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter,...

Canadian aircraft return from Libyan mission

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The Royal Canadian Air Force has begun returning home the aircraft it had deployed to Italy in support of operations against Libya. On...

Wall Street protest plans global rally before G20

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An activist group that sparked the Occupy Wall Street movement has called for global protests to demand G20 leaders impose a "Robin...

Canada to loan Australia SA tech to counter IEDs

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Canada will loan Australia engineering systems to provide soldiers from the latter operating in Afghanistan additional protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs)....

Once-a-century earthquake rattles U.S. East Coast

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A strong earthquake rattled the U.S. East Coast sending tremors as far as Canada, damaging well-known buildings in the nation's capital and...

Canadian foreign minister visits Libya rebels

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There will be bumps on Libya's road to democracy even after current leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown, Canada's foreign minister said after...

Cassidian to protect Canadian warships against laser-based attacks

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Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS is developing a counter-laser system to protect ships of the Canadian Navy against new...

“Damning” report assails Canada on Air India attack

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Canada needs a security tsar to avoid repeating the "cascading series of errors" by intelligence and police agencies that led to the...

General Dynamics to upgrade RG-31 MRAP

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The US Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) has awarded General Dynamics Land Systems $28.6 million for the RG-31 MRAP upgrades. The engineering upgrade...