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CHINA STRENGTHENING ITS ARCTIC PLAY

by wade on July 21, 2014

China does not loan out its pandas to just anyone, so a deal in April for two of the bears to head to Copenhagen zoo raised some eyebrows in Scandinavia. Some commentators suggested that this was all about the Arctic and especially about Greenland, which Denmark partly administers, and its mineral resources.
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SOMETHING FISHY ABOUT THE FUTURE OF US NAVY UUV SURVEILLANCE

by wade on July 4, 2014

The US Navy is testing a stealthy, 4 foot-long fish-shaped autonomous underwater vehicle designed to blend in with undersea life and perform combat sensor functions, service officials explained.

The so-called “bio-memetic” undersea vehicle is currently being developed as part of the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell,  or CRIC – a special unit set up by CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert in 2012 to explore the feasibility of rapidly turning around commercially available technologies for Naval military use.
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STRONG GROWTH FORECAST IN GLOBAL AUV MARKET

by wade on June 21, 2014

North America will account for 75% of the military AUV market in 2014. However, this market share may decrease to 70% by 2018, as emerging economies increasingly invest in their military fleets. Overall growth of military demand in AUVs closely mirrors the investment in drone aircraft.
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CALL FOR INTEREST: SEA, AIR SPACE EXPOSITION AND TRADE MISSION

by wade on January 19, 2014

ADIANL in partnership with the Government of NL and our local ACOA office will conduct a mission to the Washington DC area in April 2014.  An anchor event for the mission will be attendance at the annual Sea Air Space exposition April 7-9, 2014.  Other mission activities will include networking opportunities through/with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) and other trade and business development activities coordinated with the Trade Commissioner Service at the Canadian Embassy in Washington.
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DRDC SEEKS NEW PROPOSALS FOR CANADA'S SAFETY AND SECURITY PROGRAM

by wade on June 27, 2013

The Government of Canada is seeking proposals in support of the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) Call for Proposals, for innovative science and technology (S&T) projects.

As of May 2014, up to $15 million will be available for new projects under the CSSP. The submission period for proposals will be from June 20th, 2013 and will close on July 18th, 2013. The selected projects will be announced by February 2014.
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UK MARINE SECURITY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

by wade on March 21, 2013

The Trade Commision of Canada recenty took possession of a report called the "UK Marine Security Report"  from the High Commission in London.  Information in the report may be of interst to any companies with technologies that can be used in this sector.  According to Daniel Tibbetts, trade commissioner to London, the report is a good one. "Quite dense, but a lot of information," he writes. Click Here to Download the Report. Read more.

INVITATION FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: NAVALSHORE 2013

by wade on March 14, 2013

NATI invites expressions of interest from eligible NL companies to participate in the upcoming mission to Navalshore 2013 Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 13 – 15, 2013.At this time funding for the mission is pending Read more.

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TARGETING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN FWSAR AND THE ARCTIC

by wade on January 15, 2013

Spurred by projected federal procurement and melting polar ice caps, which are opening a northwest shipping passage and facilitating resource development in Canada's Arctic, the region is attracting increased defence sector interest. One company that stands to benefit is Newfoundland and Labrador-based PAL (Provincial Aerospace Limited) which, over the years, has become an intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance leader.   Read more.

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UNCONVENTIONAL SONAR TECHNOLOGY PROVIDES UNMATCHED CONSTANT IMAGE QUALITY

by wade on January 7, 2013

This Article is provided as a backgrounder to the news Release from Kraken Sonar Systems Inc on their acquisition of all Intellectual Property (IP) rights to the AquaPix® Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) technology platform from Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc. Read more.