The future of defence innovation: Five emerging technologies to keep an eye on
Dec03

The future of defence innovation: Five emerging technologies to keep an eye on

Defence and innovation have always gone hand-in-hand. Whether the innovation originated in defence or was simply perfected by it, the examples are countless: from the Internet, to radar, to good ol’ duct tape. Working for OMX, a collaborative platform for accessing procurement opportunities and analyzing the socio-economic impacts of organizations, I know how crucial government support and investment can...

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An urgent need to invest in our future
Nov26

An urgent need to invest in our future

The global aerospace industry is growing and evolving at an unprecedented rate, constantly innovating and pushing the boundaries of technology, engineering, and human achievement to new heights. As demand for air travel continues to expand, new opportunities await our industry – opportunities we must be ready to capitalize on. But with opportunity comes risk – the risk that other...

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Is the Canadian Arctic more secure now?
Oct24

Is the Canadian Arctic more secure now?

Although there is no perceived military threat to the Canadian Arctic at the moment, a number of sovereignty issues have yet to be resolved: the maritime boundary in the Lincoln Sea between Denmark and Canada, Hans Island, the Alaska-Yukon border extension into the ocean, the extension of continental shelves, and more importantly, the recognition of the strait baseline method...

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Leveraging Technology Trends for Maritime Domain Awareness
Mar12

Leveraging Technology Trends for Maritime Domain Awareness

Understanding what is occurring on our oceans is of critical importance globally. Whether it be monitoring shipping on behalf of global markets, timely awareness of emergencies at sea, determining environmental hazards, tracking illegal activities, or gathering intelligence regarding potential threats to national security, access to timely and accurate understanding of what is happening in our maritime environments – known...

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An Out-of-the-Blue Icebreaker Opportunity
Mar07

An Out-of-the-Blue Icebreaker Opportunity

By Colonel (Retired) Pierre Leblanc I recently attended the Maritime and Arctic Security & Safety Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, where I learned of an interesting unforeseen opportunity for the Canadian Government to acquire a number of modern icebreakers at deeply discounted prices. On January 30, 2017, I raised my concerns with the aging of the Canadian Coast...

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