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The Amazing Rocket and America’s New Supergun

Posted May 29, 2016 by Simon

It’s amazing what we humans can do when we push the boundaries of science.

Like fire off this SpaceX rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, deploy a satellite.

Then land the first stage on a so-called drone ship in the North Atlantic.

And this is what a new and speeded up video of that landing looks like from the rocket itself.

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Canadian Armed Forces Celebrate Canada’s Indigenous Cultures during Aboriginal Awareness Week

Posted May 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, as part of Aboriginal Awareness Week, the Canadian Army hosted a commemorative event at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa under the theme “Successes and Achievements” that encourages celebration of Indigenous Peoples role models.

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Defence releases latest future-focused guide for industry

Posted May 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces today released the latest version of the online Defence Acquisition Guide (DAG), a compendium of possible equipment and service purchases over the next 20 years.

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Government of Canada Announces Way Forward for National Shipbuilding Strategy

Posted May 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada today announced a series of enhancements to strengthen the National Shipbuilding Strategy so that needed vessels are delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard as quickly as possible.

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Government of Canada partners with industry in roadmap to foster development of innovative materials and armour products

Posted May 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A new roadmap in Canada will guide the development of next-generation armour products. It will facilitate a dialogue among Canadian and international industry, research and development organizations, and defence and security focused government agencies.

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Update on death of Canadian Armed Forces Member in Gagetown

Posted May 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Corporal Christopher Webster from 5th Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron collapsed during a unit run on the Hazen Park running trail outside 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown on May 24, 2016.

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Minister Foote to speak at CANSEC

Posted May 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, will deliver a speech at the 2016 CANSEC conference.

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Government of Canada Investment to Strengthen Western Canada’s Aerospace and Defence Industry

Posted May 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced $507,370 in funding to support the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada …

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Defence Minister Sajjan to deliver speech and hold media availability at CANSEC 2016

Posted May 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will deliver the Breakfast Keynote Address at CANSEC 2016, Canada’s Global Defence & Security Trade Show, hosted by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries.

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Canadian Armed Forces member dies in Gagetown

Posted May 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

A soldier from 5th Canadian Division Support Group Signal Squadron collapsed while doing physical training outside 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.

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Minister Sajjan Meets with Arctic Experts in Yellowknife as Part of Defence Policy Review

Posted May 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today hosted an informative roundtable meeting with key stakeholders in Yellowknife as part of public consultations to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

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Royal Canadian Navy ships attend New York City Fleet Week

Posted May 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships Athabaskan, Kingston, and Moncton will participate in New York City’s annual Fleet Week from May 25 to 31, 2016.

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Minister Hehr to make important announcement for Veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members

Posted May 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, will meet with community leaders to highlight how new measures in Budget 2016 will provide improved support for Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans a…

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Royal Canadian Air Force hosts Exercise MAPLE FLAG

Posted May 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Exercise MAPLE FLAG, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s largest and most complex international training event of the year, begins next week in Cold Lake, Alberta. Taking place between May 30 and June 24, Exercise MAPLE FLAG brings together up to 1300 Canad…

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Exercise MAPLE FLAG 2016

Posted May 24, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Exercise MAPLE FLAG will take place at 4 Wing Cold Lake between May 30 and June 24, 2016 and aims to prepare both Canadian and international aircrew, maintenance and support personnel for the rigours of operations in the modern aerial battlespace.

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Minister Sajjan to hold media availability ahead of defence policy stakeholder roundtable in Yellowknife

Posted May 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will host the third in a series of roundtable meetings taking place with key stakeholders across Canada as part of Canada’s ongoing Defence Policy Review.

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Governor General of Canada Presents New Colours to Canadian Army Reserve Unit

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, presented to The Grey and Simcoe Foresters their new Regimental Colours, in a ceremony in Owen Sound, held during the 150th Anniversary of th…

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Minister Sajjan Hosts Defence Policy Review Roundtable Meeting in Toronto

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today hosted an informative roundtable meeting with key stakeholders in Toronto as part of public consultations taking place across Canada to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

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Newest graduates celebrated at Royal Military College of Canada

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Ceremonial graduation events, including the traditional Sunset Ceremony, concluded today at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) in Kingston, Ont.

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Minister Sajjan to hold media availability ahead of defence policy roundtable meeting in Toronto

Posted May 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan will host the second in a series of roundtable meetings taking place with key stakeholders across Canada as part of Canada’s ongoing Defence Policy Review.

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Canadian Armed Forces expands contribution to Global Coalition to defeat ISIL

Posted May 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of the Government of Canada’s expanded contribution to multinational efforts to degrade and defeat the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) recently added three CH-146 Griffon helicopters, an al…

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Canadian Rangers have a new national training program

Posted May 19, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Forty Canadian Rangers and ten Ranger instructors from the five Canadian Ranger Patrol Groups (CRPGs) will participate in a pilot Canadian Ranger Patrol Leader (CRPL) course, which will be held at Farnham Garrison, Quebec, from May 21 to 28, 2016.

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Canadian Army set to commence their largest and most complex exercise of 2016

Posted May 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As part of contributions to the operational readiness of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), over 6000 CAF personnel will participate in Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2016, the Canadian Army’s largest and most complex training event of the year. Exercise MAPLE R…

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Correction: Royal Military College of Canada to hold ceremonial events to celebrate 2016 graduation

Posted May 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to three ceremonial events from May 19 to May 20 to celebrate the 2016 Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) graduation.

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Remains of Canadian Second World War Soldier Identified

Posted May 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have identified the remains of a Second World War soldier found in a farmer’s field near Molentje, Damme, Belgium, as those of Private Kenneth Donald Duncanson from Dutton, Ontario. Private Duncanson was a member of The Algonquin Regiment, which served in 10th Infantry Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division in Northwest Europe.

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Canadian Armed Forces invests in access to brain imaging technology for mental health research

Posted May 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) today announced a collaboration with The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre at an event marking an investment in brain imaging technology.

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Junior Canadian Rangers to compete in National Marksmanship Championship

Posted May 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Fifty Junior Canadian Rangers (JCRs) from across Canada will have an opportunity to test their shooting skills at the National Marksmanship Championship (NMC) from May 17 to 19, 2016, at the Lecture Training Facility in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Minister Sajjan Concludes Productive Visit to the United States

Posted May 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today wrapped up a successful trip to the United States, further building on the well-entrenched defence relationship between the two countries. Minister Sajjan’s trip included stops in Washington, D.C., for meetings w…

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Statement by Minister Sajjan following NORAD Change of Command Ceremony

Posted May 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today issued the following statement at the conclusion of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Change of Command ceremony at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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U.S. Air Force General Robinson assumes command of NORAD, USNORTHCOM

Posted May 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

United States Air Force Gen Lori Robinson assumed command of the North American Aerospace Defence Command and U.S. Northern Command from Navy Adm Bill Gortney during a ceremony held today at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.

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Flight Safety Report on 2014 training accident to be released

Posted May 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Directorate of Flight Safety (DFS) is releasing the Flight Safety Investigation Report into the accident of a controlled ejection by pilots of a CT-156 Harvard II aircraft during a training flight at 15 Wing Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, on January, 24,…

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Canadian Armed Forces clearance divers participate in unexploded ordnance disposal operation

Posted May 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Eleven Canadian Armed Forces clearance divers and support personnel began their participation in Operation OPEN SPIRIT 2016 on May 13 in Lithuania.

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Canadian military air assets return from Fort McMurray fire deployment

Posted May 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian military aircraft will begin returning to their home bases after provincial authorities in Alberta assessed that they no longer required Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) air assets to support provincial resources in responding to the wildfires in F…

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Canadian delegation shines as the Invictus Games conclude

Posted May 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Minister of National Defence along with the Minister of Veterans Affairs celebrate the success of Team Canada athletes at the conclusion of the third edition of the Invictus Games, where members of the Canadian Armed Forces and veterans strongly re…

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Canadian Armed Forces invests in access to brain imaging technology for mental health research

Posted May 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Media are invited to an announcement by the Honourable Kent Hehr, Associate Minister of National Defence, alongside the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jon Vance, Brigadier-General Colin MacKay, Surgeon General, and Mr. George Weber, President and …

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Minister of Veterans Affairs launches online engagement tool for Veterans across Canada

Posted May 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister Hehr concludes Stakeholder Summit and announces broad consultations and Veteran satisfaction survey

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Canadian Army Reservists to Conduct Training throughout Atlantic Canada

Posted May 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Over one hundred Canadian Army (CA) Reservists serving with 36 and 37 Canadian Brigade Groups will conduct training throughout the Atlantic Provinces from May 13 to 15, 2016.

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