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Explosive Ordnance Disposal Training

| National Defence | backgrounders

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have been a significant threat to Canadian forces deployed on operations. Simulation training opportunities are critical to teaching explosive ordnance disposal specialists to successfully manage these devices.

The Canadian Armed Forces Ceremonial Guard

| National Defence | backgrounders

The Ceremonial Guard will perform the first Changing of the Guard for the 2016 season on the east lawn of Parliament Hill at 10 a.m. on June 26, 2016.

Polar Epsilon 2 Project

| National Defence | backgrounders

The Polar Epsilon 2 project is part of a 'whole-of-government' effort to maintain and expand Canada's access to a domestic source of space-based Earth observation data.This project will provide mission continuity and deliver advanced capabilities beyond those delivered by the previous Polar Epsilon project.

Exercise MAPLE FLAG 2016

| National Defence | backgrounders

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.

Canadian Safety and Security Program

| National Defence | backgrounders

The Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) is a federally-funded program with a mandate to strengthen Canada's ability to anticipate, prevent, mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, serious accidents, crime, and terrorism through the convergence of science and technology (S&T) with the policy, operations, and intelligence functions.

Canada Launches Public Consultations on Defence Policy Review

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The Government of Canada has committed to releasing a new defence policy in early 2017, and Canadians deserve to understand and participate in the process through which these decisions will be made.

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