Meggitt to train CAF
Aug25

Meggitt to train CAF

The Quebec division of defence dynamo Meggitt Training Systems has been awarded a $25 million contract from Public Works Government Services Canada. The contract will last for three years. During that time, Meggitt will provide the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with in-service support for their Small Arms Trainer (SAT) and Indirect Fire Trainer (IFT) The SAT simulator system provides...

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NANOOK: An operation in silence
Aug24

NANOOK: An operation in silence

This weekend marked the halfway point of Operation NANOOK, an annual sovereignty operation that takes place in Canada’s North. Since the operation’s launch on August 16th, how has the task force fared in their mission? With the upcoming election, it’s hard to say. Although NANOOK is usually widely publicized, the impending political storm is forcing those involved to keep their...

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Canadian youth learn STEM basics
Aug20

Canadian youth learn STEM basics

Canada’s leader in drones as a service (Daas) is reaching out to the youth of Canada’s North. Every year, ING Robotic Aviation supports local charities across Canada’s Arctic. The focus of 2015 will be Actua, Canada’s largest STEM outreach organization. The project in question is the Northern Outreach Program, a program that teaches youth aged 7-12 the basics of STEM through...

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BAE Systems to provide guns for AOPS program
Aug19

BAE Systems to provide guns for AOPS program

American defence supplier BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to produce a new naval gun system for the Royal Canadian Navy. According to the agreement, the six guns will be modified 25mm Mk 38 Machine Guns. Featuring high-accuracy targeting and surveillance systems as well as protection against harsh weather conditions, the MK 38 is perfectly suited for the...

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The third revolution in warfare: AI Weapons
Aug18

The third revolution in warfare: AI Weapons

First there was gunpowder. Then, there were nuclear arms. Today, Artificially Intelligent weapons are being called the third revolution in warfare. It’s an issue that seems akin to videogames and science fiction. Seen and sensationalized in movies like the Terminator and Blade Runner, Artificial Intelligence is a phrase that rings to most ears like a quip or a punchline....

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