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Engineering Defence Enterprises and IT Systems in a complex, turbulent and fast-changing world
Mar13

Engineering Defence Enterprises and IT Systems in a complex, turbulent and fast-changing world

Defence Enterprise Systems (DESs) must be continually reengineered and improved to achieve excellence under stress in the increasingly complex, turbulent and fast-changing world in which we live. A DES is a generic appellation used here to designate any sociotechnical system of interest within national defence organizations, ranging from large strategic units to much more focused cross-functional services. DESs must...

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IMO 2050 and the Challenges for the Marine Industry
Mar09

IMO 2050 and the Challenges for the Marine Industry

Over the last decade, the marine industry has come under increasing pressure to reduce its contributions to air emissions, with a growing focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations’ specialized agency responsible for safe, secure and efficient shipping and the prevention of pollution from ships, and as such has had the...

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The Disarmament of a Nation
Mar04

The Disarmament of a Nation

When it comes to her navy, Canada seems to speak loudly but carries a small stick: a navy which is getting smaller each decade. In 1960, Canada fielded 48 destroyer/frigate warships; today there are 12, a 75 per cent reduction. If this rate continues, by 2030 there will only be eight surface combatants in Canada’s navy. That said, there...

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Canada, the Space Debris Problem, and the Future Debris Mission
Nov15

Canada, the Space Debris Problem, and the Future Debris Mission

On July 12, 2019, the Department of National Defence (DND) presented a call to help develop a viable and cost-effective way to track and de-orbit space debris[1]. With the rapid growth in the space industry projected over the next decade, the call comes at a critical point where accumulated space debris has raised the risk of collision for existing...

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AIAC Charts Path for the Future of Aerospace with Vision 2025
Nov13

AIAC Charts Path for the Future of Aerospace with Vision 2025

One year ago, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) launched Vision 2025, our industry-led initiative to start a new dialogue between government, stakeholders, industry and the public, about the future of Canada’s aerospace sector. Together with Vision 2025 Chair, Former Premier and Deputy Prime Minister Jean Charest, we travelled the country consulting with all aspects of Canada’s aerospace...

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