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Backroom battle underway over new frigate design data
A key battle that could shape the future of the navy's multi-billion dollar frigate replacement program has been playing out behind-the-scenes in Ottawa this week. At stake is a demand by the federal government that warship designers sign over access to a
Navy battles mould in frigate ventilation systems
Many of Canada's patrol frigates have been fighting a battle against mouldy air-conditioning and ventilation systems. The former sailor who tried to raise the alarm says a multibillion-dollar refit of the warships has failed to completely address the heal
Britain lifts ban on women serving in frontline combat roles
Britain is lifting a ban on women serving in frontline combat roles in the army, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Friday. Until now British women have been able to serve as fighter pilots, sailors and submariners but not in infantry or armoured corp
Liberals miss membership payment to stay in F-35 consortium
The Trudeau government is late in paying its membership dues to the club of nations developing the F-35 stealth fighter, as questions are raised about whether the Liberals will copy the Tories and go down the sole-source road with another aircraft.
Cannabis makes up 22% of veteran drug payments
More than one-fifth of the money paid to veterans by the federal government for prescribed drugs in the fiscal year 2015-16 went toward medical cannabis. The data, obtained by CBC News through an Access to Information request, shows the effect medical mar
Wonky welds keep West Coast submarines stuck in port
The problem started small, with a few problem welds found on three Canadian frigates. But the welding problem has escalated, with two of Canada's four submarines now requiring extensive inspections and repairs. The subs, which make up half of Canada's und
Russia jet ‘provokes’ US plane — again | New York Post
A Russian plane performed a barrel roll over a US Air Force jet above the Baltic Sea in a new provocation, the US European Command said Saturday.
The close encounter took place in international airspace over the Baltic Sea on Thursday.
The Russian j
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