408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron deploys in support of Operation IMPACT

 

April 17, 2017 – Edmonton – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

On Monday, April 17, approximately 60 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (THS), based at 3rd Canadian Division Support Base (3 CDSB) in Edmonton, Alta., departed for northern Iraq where they will assume the duties of the Tactical Aviation Detachment of Air Task Force-Iraq as part of Operation IMPACT, the Canadian Armed Forces’ commitment to the fight against Daesh.

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Deployed CAF members help provide essential supplies to orphanage in Haiti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Major David Roberge (right) visits the children at Foyer de l’Action pour l’Avenir orphanage.

Photo credit: Major David Roberge

April 13, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

An orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, will get aid from the Boomer’s Legacy Fund today, thanks to the efforts of a Haitian-born Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) member deployed on Operation HAMLET.

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Canada completes its command period of Combined Task Force 150

 

Vice Admiral Kevin Donegan (centre), Commander of Combined Maritime Forces, presides over the Change of Command Ceremony of Combined Task Force 150, where Commodore Haydn Edmundson, Outgoing Commander (left), hands over command to Rear Admiral Olivier Lebas (right), from the French Navy, at Naval Support Activity, Manama, Bahrain on April 13, 2017.

 

By: US 5th Fleet Imagery Section

 

April 13, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Canada handed over command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to France today, completing Canada’s third command of this multinational maritime security and counter-terrorism task force located in the greater Middle East region.

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Rockwell Collins completes acquisition of B/E Aerospace

An employee from Rockwell Collins’ new Interior Systems business building airline cabin seats at its Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based facility.

  • Strengthens Rockwell Collins’ position as a leading provider of cockpit and cabin interior solutions
  • Diversifies product offerings for aerospace and defense, broadens core business and accelerates growth strategy

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 13, 2017) – Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) today announced it has successfully completed the acquisition of B/E Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of aircraft cabin interior products and services, for $8.6 billion in total consideration, including debt assumed. Rockwell Collins now has nearly 30,000 employees and pro forma annual revenue in excess of $8 billion based on calendar year 2016 results.

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Boeing Completes Successful First Flight of 737 MAX 9

Boeing 737-MAX9 Artwork

MAX program continues to execute on track, on time

Airplane scheduled to deliver to customers in 2018

SEATTLE, April 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Boeing [NYSE: BA] 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight today in the skies above Puget Sound. The 737 MAX program achieved the milestone on schedule, beginning a comprehensive flight-test program leading to certification and delivery.

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U.S. Air Force Authorizes Extended Service Life for F-16

New flight hour limit supports F-16 operational life to 2048 and beyond

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Air Force authorized extending the service life of the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-16’s designed service life to 12,000 Equivalent Flight Hours — far beyond the aircraft’s original design service life of 8,000 hours.

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Rockwell Collins awarded $21 million contract to modernize Air Force, Navy and Army test ranges

  • Supports continued production and fielding of second CRIIS production lot
  • System allows fighter aircraft to perform tests across multiple ranges
  • Fulfills DoD’s vision of common test and training infrastructure for improved operational realism

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Apr. 11, 2017) – The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Rockwell Collins a $21 million contract to support the second production lot of the Common Range Integrated Instrumentation System (CRIIS) for upgrading Air Force, Navy and Army test ranges.

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