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Tigers lead SAREX into Hamilton

The Royal Canadian Air Force will send approximately 135 personnel and four CF-188 Hornet fighter jets to Constanta, a city on the shores of the Black Sea in southeastern Romania, for a four-month mission from September to December. DND Photo

RCAF Hornets to enhance Romania air policing

Staff in Bromont also make parts for the GEnx, a next-generation engine for, among others, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. GE Photo
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Smart Factory: GE Aviation

Founded in 1947 as an avionics repair company, Canadian Aviation Electronics by the 1980s was breaking new ground in flight simulation, an innovation that transformed both pilot training and flight safety. Shown here, the company’s A350 full-flight simulator cockpit. Photos courtesy of CAE
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Training innovation: CAE

An F-16 from the 18th Aggressor Squadron soars over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The squadron is responsible for training and preparing joint and allied aircrews for combat missions. Staff Sgt Christopher Boitz Photo
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Playing the part: USAF 18th Aggressor Squadron

While the RCAF has outlined a limited life-extension project for the CH-146 that would upgrade avionics and some communications systems, it has also assessed whether it might be better to invest in a new platform, bringing the tactical aviation capability on par with the CH-147F Chinook. Mike Reyno Photo

Cormorant, Griffon upgrade projects get new lift

“[Industry] 4.0 is not only about the factory, it is the total enterprise,” said Hany Moustapha, director of engineering program AEROETS. Greig Reekie Photo
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Embracing and bracing for digitization

In 2015, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and its ELTA subsidiary unveiled plans for a new maritime patrol aircraft based on a Bombardier Global 5000 platform. IAI/Bombardier Image
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Missionized solutions

CF-18s fly over Iceland in April 2013 during Operation IGNITION, the last time that Canada provided fighters to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Airborne Surveillance and Interception Capabilities to meet Iceland’s Peacetime Preparedness Needs, which is a NATO operation conducted to patrol Iceland’s airspace. Cpl Pierre Habib Photo

Hornets bound for Icelandic air policing

Bell-Boeing has no active program in Canada for the Osprey, but at a January briefing at its production facilities in Philadelphia, company officials highlighted the V-22's range and recent safety record, its ability to work in austere environments, without runways, and a program of record that is only just beginning to tap international sales. Boeing Photo

Rare birds: An Osprey for the Arctic?

Canada has formally outlined its requirements for an interim fleet of 18 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet fighters. If the U.S. response to those requirements meets Canada’s approval, formal purchase negotiations could begin by late 2017 or early 2018. The Canadian government intends to seek industrial and technological benefits equal to 100 per cent of the contact value. Jeff Wilson Photo

Feds inform U.S. of Super Hornet requirements

To support the USN's maritime mission requirements, the P-8 incorporates an integrated sensor suite that includes a multi-node radar, an electro-optic infrared camera, and electronic signal detection sensors to find, identify, locate, and track surface targets. For sub-surface targets, the suite includes an integrated acoustic sonobuoy launch and monitoring system. Boeing Photo

Boeing positions Poseidon as Aurora replacement