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Government announces long-term investments to sustain key defence equipment in Halifax-class frigates

| National Defence | backgrounders

As stated in Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is committed to acquiring or upgrading armament and systems for current and future platforms allowing for more effective naval capabilities and enhancing naval intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms. In August 2018, two contracts for maritime equipment were announced to help support this goal.


Defence Minister wraps-up trip to Canada’s Arctic 

| National Defence | news releases

Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan has wrapped up a three day visit to Canadian Armed Forces installations in the North where he saw first-hand how the Defence Team is enhancing its ability to operate in the Arctic and keep Canada strong at home, which is a key commitment of the Department of National Defence’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.


Four Canadian First World War soldiers to be buried in France 

| National Defence | media advisories

Media are invited to attend the burials of four Canadian soldiers of the First World War on August 23, 2018, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Loos British Cemetery outside Loos-en-Gohelle, France.


Fly the (Invictus Games) Flag Day

| National Defence | media advisories

August 17, 2018 has been designated as Fly the Flag Day, during which all countries participating in Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will fly oversized Invictus Games flags at iconic, national sites.


Military Police National Motorcycle Relay is crossing Canada

| National Defence | news releases

Today, the 2018 Military Police National Motorcycle Relay (MPNMR) riders arrive in Ottawa and complete Day 16 of their 27-day ride across Canada that fundraises for the Military Police Fund for Blind Children.


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