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Ensuring Economic Benefits for Canada

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The CF-18 replacement offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the Canadian aerospace and defence sectors. Together, these sectors currently provide more than 235,000 jobs for the Canadian economy. The Government of Canada is committed to leveraging the procurement and long-term sustainment of the future fleet to create high-value middle class jobs for Canadians and support innovation by Canadian industry.

Upgraded CC-130J Hercules aircraft

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On October 13, 2016, the Royal Canadian Air Force received the 17th and final upgraded Hercules, delivered by Lockheed Martin and Cascade Aerospace on budget. This marks the completion of a major milestone in the modification program to upgrade the CC-130J Hercules fleet's software and hardware.

Sexual Offence Response Team

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On September 27, 2016, the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal officially announced the establishment of a new 18-member team dedicated to supporting the investigation of criminal sexual offences throughout the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defence.

Highlights of federal infrastructure investments at 14 Wing Greenwood and Detachment Aldershot

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As announced in the 2016 Federal Budget, the Department of National Defence will invest an additional $200 million over two years in infrastructure projects at Canadian Forces bases and other defence properties across Canada. The Department of National Defence will invest in the repair of airfields, hangars, live-fire ranges, jetties, armouries, and military housing across Canada, as well as in improvements to Northern infrastructure.

Government of Canada Enhances Equipment for North Operations

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The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has operated in the North for more than a century and routinely conducts land, sea and air security, sovereignty and surveillance patrols, and monitors and controls northern airspace in partnership with the United States. In addition, the CAF conducts aeronautical and maritime search and rescue missions in coordination with other government departments and agencies, and maintains a signals intelligence receiving facility at Canadian Forces Station (CFS) Alert, which is the most northern permanently inhabited settlement in the world.

Canada Concludes Public Consultations as Part of Defence Policy Review

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The strategic context in which the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operates has shifted in the last decade, in some ways significantly. Canada is facing a range of new challenges, from the rise of terrorism in ungoverned spaces, to the expanded use of hybrid tactics in conflict, to new opportunities and vulnerabilities associated with the space and cyber domains.

An Update on Replacing Canada's CF-18 Fleet

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The Government of Canada remains committed to building a more agile, better-equipped military, while ensuring best value for Canadians, and leveraging defence procurement to create jobs and economic growth for Canada.

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