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C-CORE to help Canadian Space Agency improve Canada’s satellite-based maritime surveillance capability
by Barry Snow on May 20, 2016
St. John’s-based research and development corporation C‑CORE has been contracted by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to adapt its proprietary radar technology for space. The CSA is availing of C‑CORE’s expertise to help develop a critical part of the next generation of RADARSAT satellites, greatly improving their imaging capability. Read more.
Kraken Receives Major European Defense Order
by Barry Snow on May 4, 2016
ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND - (May 3, 2016) – Kraken Sonar Inc. (TSX-V: PNG) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has invoiced a major European defense contractor for over C$400,000. Proceeds are expected to be received during Q2 2016. Due to competitive reasons, the customer cannot be named at this time.
Kraken to Supply Sonar System to Major Israeli Defence Contractor
by Barry Snow on February 23, 2016
Kraken Awarded $1.5 Million Order From Major Defence Contractor
by Barry Snow on November 17, 2015
ST. JOHN'S, NL--(Marketwired - November 02, 2015) - Kraken Sonar Inc. ("Kraken") (TSX VENTURE: PNG) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kraken Sonar Systems Inc. has received a $1.5 million contract from a major international defence contractor for a KATFISH sonar system. Along with spare parts and support, the initial order could exceed $2 million. Due to the sensitivity of its business, the client's name cannot be disclosed. Read more.
ROB BROWN AWARDED INAUGURAL DR. GUYLENE PROULX OC SCHOLARSHIP
by Barry Snow on May 27, 2015
Robert Brown, research scientist at the Marine Institute’s Offshore Safety and Survival Centre has been honoured with a new scholarship that will support his work to improve vessel evacuation procedures.
Government of Canada Invests in New Coast Guard Atlantic Region Headquarters
by Barry Snow on May 20, 2015
The Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (ACOA), on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today announced an over $40 million investment by the Government of Canada in the Canadian Coast Guard. A new Atlantic region headquarters will be built at the existing Coast Guard base in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Read more.
PROVINCIAL AEROSPACE AND AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SIGN LETTER OF INTENT
by Barry Snow on April 8, 2015
Airbus Defence and Space and Provincial Aerospace signed a letter of intent which facilitates the exploration of extending their relationship internationally. Provincial Aerospace had previously been announced as Airbus Defence and Space’s primary Canadian partner for its C295 aircraft in its bid to replace Canada’s fixed-wing search and rescue (FWSAR) aircraft. This agreement will go well beyond that. Read more.
IRVING SHIPYARD TO BUILD UP TO SIX ARCTIC PATROL VESSELS
by Admin on January 26, 2015
(Ottawa, ON; 17 Jan. 2015) The Conservative government announced Friday it has signed a contract for five Arctic patrol ships for the navy vessels, with the possibility of a sixth depending on a number of circumstances related to the operations of the contracted Irving shipyard. Read more.