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CANSEC 22 – CADEX Defence

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

This is something a bit outside the defense realm but it’s doing a lot to inform future long range precision engagement. Meet the Cadex Defence CDX-50 TREMOR single single shot rifle configured for Extreme Long Range competitive shooting. It’s chambered for .416 Barrett although they also offer 50 BMG and 10x 100 BWA.

It features a 40” Barrel and is pretty heavy at around 40 lbs when fully kitted out with weights in order to provide stability during firing for the projectiles three mile journey to its target which takes about 10 seconds. The shooter has already reloaded while the bullet is in flight and takes direction for the next shot from spotters tracking the round.

You’ll also notice the ski-style bipod feet. The bipod itself slides along a track at the bottom of the chassis which integrates several MOA of adjustment in order to keep the shooter stable the further out it moves.

CANSEC 22 – Confections Carcajou

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Confections Carcajou unveiled their new laser cut modular chest rig system. Designed with a gas gun equipped sniper in mind, the mag pouches accept 7.62 magazines but will also take 5.56 mags. It’s offered in a split front or single piece front with removable wings which Velcro in place. So far they have created GO and PALS wings but expect more in the future.

CANSEC 22 – Mawashi

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Mawashi designs and builds human augmentation exoskeletons. Their latest creation is this upper body chassis which is so new, they don’t even have a name for it yet.

It is meant to weighing about five pounds, the design allows the wearer to carry up to 45 pounds with no additional fatigue. The burden is borne by the spine system and transferred to the hips rather than at the shoulders.

As you can see, this exoskeleton mimics the skeletal system, but is external to your body. These systems have no external power. The original Uprise (Ultralight Passive Ruggedized Integrated Soldier Exoskeleton) transfers the weight all the way to the ground. This upper body exoskeleton is a more simple and lower cost option for those who wear armor and have basic load carriage requirements like guards or vehicle mounted troops while the Uprise full body exoskeleton is more appropriate for those who most move overland by foot and carry additional equipment.

Above you can see the UPRISE and new UPLIFT flanking the upper body system. The Ultralight Passive Load-bearing Innovative Frame Technology was created for industrial applications but is already under evaluation of logistics use in several militaries. UPLIFT assists the wearer during lift, move, and carry tasks through three mechanical passive systems at the shoulders, back, and knees. Since current battery lifetimes are too short for an eight-hour workday, UPLIFT uses a mechanical clutch with springs.

CANSEC 22 – Non-Stop Defence

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Exhibiting in the Millbrook Tactical stand at CANSEC, Non-Stop Defence is a Norwegian specialist equipment manufacturer.

Their extreme cold weather parka and trouser is shown here with several other arctic warfare technologies offered by Millbrook Tactical.

Combining hydrophobic down and synthetic insulation, this system will keep the wearer warm even in the event he gets wet.

Additionally, they offer an Anorak with a long skirt-style hem that hangs to the knees. The hem can be drawn up with a drawstring to increase mobility over difficult terrain.

In the case of either jacket, it incorporates a helmet compatible hood with three points of adjustment and plenty of pockets, including inside, to keep the water in bottles in its liquid state, or to carry battery powered items near the body.


Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

Like other tradeshows it was great to see everyone in person and catch up with thee Canadian defence industry after the two-year hiatus. Today we’ll hit a few highlights from last week’s event in Ottawa.

Rheinmetall at CANSEC 2022: Presenting a Comprehensive Array of Products for Operational Superiority

Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

CANSEC Canada’s Global Defence and Security trade show 2022 is taking place in Ottawa from 1-2 June. Rheinmetall will be on-site (indoor booth #1121 and outdoor space #3021) showcasing some of its most recent and innovative technologies aimed at providing the Canadian Armed Forces with the edge they need to assure successful outcomes in multidimensional, current and future operating environments.

Again this year, numerous Rheinmetall products will be on display at Canada’s largest and most important defence industry event:

OSIRIS simulation system: Thanks to the system, commanders and staff officers of military formations and units can conduct exercises at the tactical, operational and strategic level in a realistic operating environment. This system forms part of the Canadian Army’s Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) solution proposed by the FORC3 team.

HX 10×10 Heavy Recovery Vehicle (HRV): This robust vehicle, on display in the outdoor area, combines high off-road mobility with a heavy-duty recovery capability. It is able to recover vehicles in suspended as well as supported (underlift) tow mode. Highly mobile, the 10×10 vehicle features an underlift with a capacity of up to 15 tons as well as a recovery boom.

Naval simulation and training: The Rheinmetall portfolio includes a very broad range of training aids ranging from low complexity with computer-based training (CBT) to high complexity with fully equipped turnkey training centers, covering the principal as well as the derived warfare areas and responding to individual and collective training needs. The technical solutions can be realized in a scalable bandwidth of generic up to original equipment including type-specific settings. Below the surface, submarine command team trainers and submarine control simulators are valuable applications. Above the surface, the challenging conditions can be simulated by sophisticated solutions covering navigation, operations and weapons engagement as well as marine engineering. In a comprehensive approach, connected simulators allow training in distributed exercise scenarios and at different locations. This Total Ship Training constitutes a round and sound naval training environment.

Mission Master A-UGVs: The well-known family of Autonomous Unmanned Ground Vehicles (A-UGVs) is designed to support military troops in dangerous missions, difficult terrain, and hostile weather conditions. Rheinmetall is launching at CANSEC its latest Mission Master XT – Rescue autonomous vehicle. The newly released rescue variant allows for in-field medical intervention and improves casuality care effectiveness no matter the terrain.

Also on display is the Mission Master SP – Fire support with C16 AGL system, a low-profile platform optimized for stealth with low-signature electric drivetrain for silent operations. The equipped 40mm grenade launcher with high-explosive, dual-purpose (HEDP) and airburst ammunitions provides an efficient solution for combat ground targets.

In addition to this, Rheinmetall will also be highlighting a series of different products and technologies coming from various partnerships, all aiming to offer the best solutions available for upcoming Canadian programs.

Joint Fire Modernization (JFM) project: Rheinmetall and Elbit Systems join forces in pursuit of Canada’s Joint Fires Modernization (JFM) project – an initiative that will enable the near real-time sharing of tactical, operational, and strategic fires and effects information through a digital network, delivering an immediate common operating picture. Rheinmetall will have on display from ELBIT:

– HattoriX, a lightweight, accurate remote-controlled, and independent target acquisition platform for short to medium range dismounted ISTAR missions and; 

– Rattler-XR, a lightweight, interoperable, simple and easy to use 70mJ coded Laser Target Designator, compliant to NATO STANAG 3733.

HattoriX and Rattler-XR are key components of the Torch-XTM Dismounted-Joint Fire, a digital solution.

Night Vision System Modernization (NVSM) project: Rheinmetall is again teaming up with Elbit Systems for the NVSM project, which will address upcoming capability gaps in the current Army’s night vision equipment fleet. As a solution of choice for the Laser Range Finder – Hand Held Imager – Long Range’ program, Rheinmetall will be presenting Elbit’s advanced target locator and intelligence system named AION-C.

Common Heavy Equipment Replacement (CHER) project: Rheinmetall will join forces with JCB and Manitowoc in pursuit of Canada’s Common Heavy Equipment Replacement (CHER) project – an initiative that will provide the Canadian Armed Forces with dependable and sustainable heavy support equipment capable of enabling the generation of deployable and effective earth working and cargo handling capabilities. Rheinmetall along with JCB and Manitowoc will have the following on display:

– High Mobility Engineer Excavator (from JCB)

– 3 CX Super Backhoe Loader (from JCB)

– 50942 Telescopic Handler (from JCB)

– GMK4060HC 60 Ton Crane (from Manitowoc)

We look forward to welcoming you at CANSEC 2022!

CANSEC 2020 Canceled

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries recently posted this notice regarding the annual CANSEC defense show.

Important notice about CANSEC 2020

Ottawa (March 31, 2020) – Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries, today issued the following statement regarding CANSEC 2020. 

Good afternoon, 

It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our businesses, communities and our families close to home and around the globe. Over the last few weeks, CADSI has been working hard to determine what this means for our community and the events we produce for you. 

Today, I announce that we have made the difficult decision not to host CANSEC in 2020. As a result, we are now working hard to make CANSEC 2021 – which will take place June 2 and 3 at Ottawa’s EY Centre – the best CANSEC ever. 

CADSI staff have begun reaching out to our members, specifically exhibit managers and sponsor reps, as well as partners and suppliers to provide details on next steps. Please stay tuned to your inboxes for more information. If you do have questions, please email [email protected]  

We are all hands-on deck to manage your inquiries, but it may take us a few days to get back to you. Please continue to be patient with us and we will respond to every inquiry as soon as we can. 

As you can imagine, this was a difficult but necessary decision. We know how important CANSEC is to our members, to our government and military partners, and to the broader defence and security community. It’s more than a trade show; it’s a time for us to come together as one and strengthen the community tasked with keeping Canada and the world safe.  

We also understand that this decision has taken longer to make than some would have liked. Let me share why. CANSEC is a large event with many moving parts. It has a $10 million impact on the local Ottawa economy and provides significant revenue for dozens of loyal suppliers that are struggling to deal with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Many of them are small businesses that rely on CANSEC as a key source of income. We took the time necessary to explore every possible option with the City of Ottawa, our partners, contractors, and suppliers to mitigate losses to our community and secure the long-term viability of CANSEC, which needs these partners and suppliers to be successful. 

We also took the time to think about our membership and the struggles it will face over the coming months. CADSI’s prudent plans and budgets in recent years have placed us on a solid financial foundation for the situation we find ourselves in today. For this reason — and for the good of our community, our suppliers and our members — CADSI will refund 100% of CANSEC purchases paid by members to CADSI (e.g. sponsorship, exhibits, meeting suites), while respecting timely payments to our suppliers.  

Irrespective of whether CADSI will incur losses and changes to our business as a result of this decision, our commitment to our members remains the same. We are doubling down as the best advocates we can be for you in these tough times. We are also working hard to make CANSEC 2021 the best CANSEC ever. 

Thank you to all stakeholders who came to the table in the spirit of partnership as we made this decision, and to our members for your patience and understanding in this time of uncertainty. Many of you have been busy contributing to Canada’s response to COVID-19 here at home and around the world. You have made us proud, and we cannot wait to reconnect with you – in person – at CANSEC 2021.  


Christyn Cianfarani 

President & CEO, CADSI 

Canadian Navy – Naval Enhanced Combat Uniform Update

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

The latest version of the Canadian Navy’s Naval Enhanced Combat Uniform goes on trial soon with a Operational Wear test aboard a vessel. The earliest version was quite baggy, based on the Canadian Forces Combat Uniform, but in Black. It proved to be too baggy for use aboard ship. Logistik Unicorp produced the test uniforms and created a more streamlined fit as well as integrating features, like pocket designs, from a proposed next generation combat uniform.

The Naval Enhanced Combat Uniform is the replacement for the current No 5 Naval Combat Dress. Like its predecessor, it is black in color. However, two fabrics are currently being looked at, Nomex and Kermel, both competing pyramid fabrics with FR properties.

The shirt features onboard facing zippered Napoleon pockets as well as zippered hand pockets at the waist.

Additionally, there are zippered bicep pockets on either arm as well as a pile field for insignia.

One interesting feature is the integrated knee padding. It’s fairly simple and straightforward, but there are accommodations to add additional padding if needed.

In addition to fabric selection, they also hope to determine whether the trouser will feature a zippered rear pocket.

If all goes well, a final version will soon become the new No 5 dress for Canadian Navy personnel. Perhaps, some of the features of this uniform will find also their way into the combat uniform worn by ground-based Canadian forces.