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Government of Canada announces contract awards aimed at improving space-based earth observation capabilities

| National Defence | backgrounders

Already a leader in civilian radar earth observation as a result of the launch of RADARSAT-2 in 2007, Canada will soon launch the three-satellite RADARSAT Constellation Mission (RCM). This mission will carry a multi-mode synthetic aperture radar and an automatic identification system to enable enhanced ship tracking and provide greater awareness of Canada’s territories as well as other areas of interest around the world where DND and its Allies operate.


Government of Canada announces contract awards aimed at improving space-based earth observation capabilities

| National Defence | news releases

Through Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the government of Canada committed to prioritizing joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). This is essential to provide Canada with a clear picture of Canadian air and maritime approaches, monitor the Arctic, and enable CAF missions, ensuring that Canada is strong at home, secure in North America and engaged in the world.


Media Opportunity, Operation REASSURANCE Air Task Force-Romania

| National Defence | media advisories

Media are invited to participate in a one-on-one telephone interview with the Commander of Air Task Force (ATF)-Romania, currently deployed on Operation REASSURANCE, Canada’s support to NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Central and Eastern Europe. ATF Romania is supporting NATO enhanced Air Policing.


Agent Orange Investigations at Base Gagetown

| National Defence | backgrounders

Agent Orange is an unregistered herbicide and chemical defoliant that was created by the U.S. military in the 1960s for U.S. military brush control and vegetation management. For three days in June 1966 and four days in June 1967, Agent Orange, Agent Purple, Agent White, and other herbicides were sprayed by the U.S. military at 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown to test their effectiveness for vegetation management.


Stand up of the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group: a commitment to look after members, veterans, and their families 

| National Defence | backgrounders

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced the stand up of the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group. The Transition Group assumes a new role within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) to standardize and professionalize transition services to better meet the needs of all CAF members .


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