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  • 01 Nov. 2017

    The Road to Mental Readiness mobile app has officially been released.

    The Road to Mental Readiness mobile app is now officially available serving as a companion to the Road to Mental Readiness (R2MR) curriculum, which is delivered nation-wide to members of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as first responders, their families, and the general public. The Road to Mental Readiness program itself originated within the Department of National Defence. Read More

  • 10 Oct. 2017

    Newfoundland Company secures Agreement with US Navy

    Marine Industrial Lighting Systems Ltd., MILS, 100% Newfoundland owned and operated, designer and manufacturer of innovative lighting products has reached an agreement with the US Navy’s Military Sealift Command to supply innovative, explosion proof LED conversion kits to the US Navy’s T-AKE class vessels. The contract will be to supply and install approximately 15,000 new explosion proof LED light fixture kits for 14 of the large vessels. The value of the agreement will exceed $4 million and commence in the second quarter of 2018 and run into 2021. Read More

  • 19 Jul. 2017

    SayleGroup’s Safety Revolution

    The need for greater workers’ safety awareness fuels CEO Stephen Sayle’s passion to build SayleGroup Inc., a company that is digitizing and revolutionizing how safety cultures are built within organizations in Nova Scotia and around the world.  Read More

  • 23 Jun. 2017

    Metamaterial Technologies: protecting the protectors from laser strikes

    Dartmouth company is developing a product to shield police force pilots Read More

  • 22 May. 2017

    Lockheed contract with Chile means jobs in Dartmouth

    A new Lockheed Martin Canada contract with the Chilean armada will mean job creation in the HRM, according to a company source. Read More

  • 02 Dec. 2016

    Software to Rapidly Create Augmented Reality Training Launches at I/ITSEC

    Orlando, Florida (FSCwire) - Modest Tree announces today that their Modest3D-Explorer software, used for rapid creation of 3D interactive presentations, now includes augmented reality publishing. Modest Tree is proud to be the first firm to offer a rapid development tool for the creation of augmented reality training. With Modest3D Explorer, users can develop augmented reality sales and training applications by constructing a slideshow composed of 3D animations, text, or other content. Read More

  • 21 Nov. 2016

    AEgis Technologies Becomes Official DoD Reseller of Modest3D Software Suite

    Halifax, Nova Scotia (FSCwire) - Modest Tree announced today that AEgis Technologies has become the exclusive United States Department of Defense distributor of the award winning eLearning software suite, Modest3D. Read More

  • 17 Oct. 2016


    Halifax, Canada – October 17th 2016 - IMP Aerospace announced that it has been awarded a contract by the Chilean Navy (ACH) following an international competitive bidding process for the service life extension, depot maintenance and avionics upgrade of their P-3 Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft. The ACH P-3 Orion aircraft play a critical role in detecting submarine threats, search and rescue, littoral/overland surveillance and economic zone and shipping lane protection. Read More

  • 04 Oct. 2016

    Deep Vision Works with BAE for Unmanned Warrior 16

    Deep Vision has been working closely with BAE Systems supporting the upcoming Royal Navy-led industry demonstration Unmanned Warrior 16. Taking place this October off the coasts of Scotland and West Wales. Read More

  • 15 Sep. 2016

    MDA to continue providing critical operational infrastructure support for Royal Canadian Navy

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has awarded MDA a contract valued at approximately CA$9 million, if options are fully exercised. The contract includes a base value of CA$5.3 million over three years and two additional one year options, each valued at approximately CA$1.8 million. Read More

  • 21 Jul. 2016

    CarteNav Solutions Inc. demonstrates advanced mission system software at Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo

    CarteNav Solutions Inc. is demonstrating the latest version of its mission system software enhanced for use by law enforcement units at booth 425 at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo, Savannah, Georgia 20-22 July 2016 Read More

  • 14 Jun. 2016

    CarteNav completes successful testing and integration of AIMS mission system software with Airbus DS Optronics cameras

    CarteNav Solutions Inc., the international leader in mission system software solutions, today announced that their AIMS software had recently completed a period of extensive assessment and integration testing in collaboration with Airbus Defence and Space (DS) Optronics (Pty) Ltd. Read More

  • 13 Jun. 2016

    P&I Voucher Program Open for Applications (Deadline: July 8)

    The 2016-2017 Productivity and Innovation Voucher Program is now open for submissions. The Voucher Program is intended to help small and medium-sized businesses become more productive and innovative while building stronger linkages between businesses and Nova Scotia universities and colleges. Tier 1 vouchers are up to $15K and Tier 2 Vouchers are up to $25K. Submissions are due on Friday, July 8. Details and the application form are available at : Read More

  • 26 May. 2016

    Canadian Metamaterial Technologies Inc. Eyes Silicon Valley Expansion Through the Acquisition of Rolith’s Business

    Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI), a global leader in smart materials and photonics headquartered in Canada announced today, that it has acquired Rolith’s business, including its proprietary manufacturing technology, Rolling Mask Lithography (RML®) and its NanoWeb® products. Rolith is a Silicon Valley based nanofabrication company. The deal includes intellectual property, proprietary tools and state of the art research and development facilities specific to Rolith’s large surface area lithography platform as well as the company’s key employees. This deal will accelerate MTI’s ability to develop large-scale optical metamaterial products for aerospace, defense, healthcare and energy markets. Read More

  • 15 Feb. 2016

    CarteNav launches expanded radar capabilities for flagship AIMS-ISR® software at Singapore Airshow

    CarteNav’s mission system software products now include significantly extended airborne search radar integration Read More

  • 03 Feb. 2016

    Canadian Military Purchases Enterprise Licenses of Modest3D Editor

    Halifax, Nova Scotia (FSCwire) - Modest Tree Media Inc. is pleased to announce that the Canadian Department of National Defence has purchased enterprise licensing of Modest3D Editor, making the software the new standard for building 3D interactive training content in the military. Modest Tree signed the contract with DND, through PWGSC, last Friday, 29 January. Read More

  • 20 Jan. 2016

    Nova Scotia Department of Energy’s Training Program for Students

    Private sector energy-related businesses may be eligible for a 50% wage subsidy up to $7.50 per hour. Read More

  • 22 Dec. 2015

    All Systems Go – Lockheed Martin Canada Delivers Modern Combat System to Royal Canadian Navy

    Ottawa, Ontario, Dec. 22, 2015 – Signalling an exciting stage of maturity for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) Project, Lockheed Martin Canada is announcing several important program milestones. Read More

  • 02 Feb. 2015

    MetOcean Welcomes Nick Burchill: VP of Sales & Marketing

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia MetOcean Data Systems (“MetOcean”), a global leader in the design and manufacture of data acquisition and telemetry systems, is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Burchill as VP of Sales & Marketing. Nick brin... Read More

  • 11 Nov. 2014

    GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. Acquires Akoostix Inc.

    GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. (GTI), a leading provider of hydroacoustic hardware, on November 6th announced they have acquired Akoostix Inc. Read More

  • 21 Mar. 2013

    German firm eyes work on ship contract

    A feature from the Herald Business Insider: Burnside-based company meeting with other industries interested in Irving deal A German multinational that set up shop in Dartmouth last year is gearing up to take advantage of the Irving Shi... Read More

  • 24 Apr. 2018

    Ottawa, Ontario, Dec. 22, 2015 – Signalling an exciting stage of maturity for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class Modernization (HCM) Project, Lockheed Martin Canada is announcing several important program milestones. Read More

  • 20 Oct. 2017

    Government of Canada Announces Successful Proposals for All Domain Situational Awareness Science & Technology Program

    The All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology program will support the development of options, over a period of five years, for enhanced domain awareness of air, maritime surface and sub-surface approaches to Canada, in particular those in the Arctic. Read More

  • 27 Jul. 2017

    Solace Power Receives U.S. Patent for New Type of Wireless Power Technology

    Canadian technology company builds new type of wireless power using electric fields. Read More

  • 29 Jun. 2017

    AML Acquires MVP Product Line from Rolls-Royce

    AML has purchased the global rights to the Moving Vessel Profiler (MVP) product line from Rolls-Royce Canada Ltd. Originally developed in Halifax by Brooke Ocean Technology (BOT) and later owned by Rolls-Royce, the MVP system is widely known as the industry standard in high speed, underway profiling. Read More

  • 09 Jun. 2017

    AKA Announcing Partnership with MAN Diesel & Turbo -Two Leaders in Marine Power and Propulsion Grow Together

    Canadian, Prince Edward Island based engineering firm Aspin Kemp and Associates Inc. (AKA) and German based MAN Diesel & Turbo SE solidified a new working relationship this week. An agreement was reached between the two companies that will see MAN Diesel & Turbo acquire a 40 percent holding in AKA. Read More

  • 21 Mar. 2017

    N.S. drone company snags contract worth almost $1M

    Mount Uniacke company Romor Atlantic has won a $980,835 contract to supply the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans with five underwater drones, with an option for three more. Read More

  • 02 Dec. 2016

    Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc.and Rockwell Collins Sign Teaming Agreement

    Rockwell Collins and Bluedrop Training and Simulation Inc. (BTSI) have signed a teaming agreement that will allow the companies to jointly bid and provide integrated solutions for military customers. The two companies have complementary Intellectual Property and technologies that will create more cohesive solutions that utilize real-time simulation devices and learning technologies. Read More

  • 17 Oct. 2016

    The Safety Culture Movement - How Sayle Group Inc. is leading the way

    Halifax business seeks to modernize workplace safety Read More

  • 17 Oct. 2016

    MetOcean & JouBeh connect as metOcean telematics

    MetOcean Data Systems and JouBeh Technologies will merge to create metOcean telematics. The merger will bring together two well established and innovative organizations with considerable global reach. Collectively, metOcean telematics will be positioned to provide complete end-to-end telematics services — with a focus on niche MetOcean solutions and custom Defence & Security products. Read More

  • 19 Sep. 2016

    Modest Tree Named Top Simulation and Training Company for Second Year Running

    Halifax, Nova Scotia (FSCwire) - Modest Tree, a Canadian simulation and training company, has been recognized for the second year running, as one of Military Training Technology (MT2) Magazine’s Top 100 Simulation and Training Companies. Read More

  • 08 Aug. 2016

    New Regional Atlantic Aerospace and Defence Association to Launch: Looking for Founding Chief Executive Officer

    Atlantic Canada’s aerospace and defence industry is a dynamic cluster of 350 plus companies, ranging from niche start-ups to tier 1 suppliers to the sector. The industry is in the process of uniting their respective provincial associations to form the Atlantic Canada Aerospace and Defence Association, representing the ocean, aerospace, defence, and security sub-sectors. Read More

  • 06 Jul. 2016

    Heliwest Group Benefits from Increased Capability from CarteNav Software Upgrade

    Premier Australian aviation services company upgrades AIMS-HD software - extending flexibility to complete multiple mission types with their fleet of airborne assets. Read More

  • 13 Jun. 2016

    Government announces streamlined procurement approach to accelerate delivery of Canadian Surface Combatant vessels

    The Government of Canada recently endorsed a streamlined procurement approach for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), simplifying the procurement process so construction can start sooner and can deliver ships up to two years faster. This new approach stems from a review of the Royal Canadian Navy’s requirements that identified an opportunity to simplify procurement and design efforts, while maintaining all project objectives. Read More

  • 06 Jun. 2016

    EMO Acquired by MacArtney

    Business acquisition of EMO Marine Technologies Ltd. (EMO Marine) consolidates MacArtney’s presence on the Canadian east coast. Acquiring the sound and well-established Canadian company ensures optimum positioning of the 6th regional operation in the North American market Read More

  • 16 Feb. 2016

    NSCC Ocean Technology Advance Diploma Students Ready to Make a Splash

    The Ocean Technology Class of 2016 are actively pursuing their 16 week paid internships and need the support of the Ocean Technology industry to successfully complete their program and become contributing members in the Sector. Read More

  • 11 Feb. 2016

    Seismic shift: Dartmouth innovators receive $5M to invest in eco-friendly technology

    Two Dartmouth innovators have received a total of $5 million from the federal government to invest further in ecologically-friendly technology. Read More

  • 21 Jan. 2016


    Allswater continues its involvement in the tidal energy industry, undertaking a FEED (front end engineering and design) study of foundation installations for the Minas Basin in Nova Scotia. Read More

  • 12 Jan. 2016

    Bluedrop Secures Additional $2.2 M (US) in Work as Part of CFTS Program

    Bluedrop will deliver several upgrades to the existing flight simulators used in training Multi-Engine & Helicopter pilots in the Royal Canadian Air Force Read More

  • 08 Jul. 2015

    Halifax's Bluedrop Facility Wins Contract on Chinook Helicopter Trainer

    Bluedrop Training and Simulation to work on CH-47 Chinook helicopter crew trainer Read More

  • 11 Dec. 2014

    Canadian Company Opens New Survival Training Facility to Replicate Hazardous Seas and Severe Weather Conditions

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - Survival Systems Training Limited is pleased to announce the official launch of their state-of-the-art Marine Aviation Survival Training (MAST) facility.Survival Systems Training Limited (SSTL) has provided training to t... Read More

  • 03 Jun. 2014

    JASCO's AMAR mission to VENUS

    Article courtsey of Jasco Applied SciencesJASCO Applied Sciences has deployed since early March two of its AMAR underwater sound monitoring systems on the VENUS underwater observatory for a technology demonstration and data gathering missio... Read More

  • 05 Mar. 2013

    Honourable Peter MacKay Announces An Award For Akoostix

    The Honourable Peter MacKay announced two significant announcements for the Atlantic area today valued at over $695 000. Read More