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How the West defence was one
Jul02

How the West defence was one

In 2007, in a boardroom in southeast Calgary, a small group of like-minded businessmen gathered to discuss how opportunities in the defence industry could help to diversify their oil and gas customer base. They were an organization for small- and medium-sized businesses interested in exploring the possibilities. But they were also interested in understanding such issues as control goods...

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Boeing contracts CAE  for P-8A operational flight trainers
Jul02

Boeing contracts CAE for P-8A operational flight trainers

Boeing has placed an order with Montreal-based CAE for simulator hardware for four P-8A Poseidon operational flight trainers. Two of the tainers are for the United States Navy, brining its total to 18. The other two are part of a U.S. Cooperative Program via the P-8 Production, Sustainment, and Follow-On Development Memorandum of Understanding with the navy to provide...

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OMX launches new B2B RFP engine
Jul01

OMX launches new B2B RFP engine

To mark Canada Day, OMX has added a request-for-proposal engine to its online platform to help businesses identify opportunities and government contractors manage contractual obligations to source and invest in qualified domestic suppliers and partners. In particular, Toronto-based OMX (theomx.com) is expanding its suite of online tools to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the bread and butter of...

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Flight of the SkyRanger
Jun30

Flight of the SkyRanger

When Typhoon Hagupit hit the eastern Philippines in 2014, a SkyRanger helped map out the worst-hit areas and pinpoint where aid needed to be delivered first. And when an earthquake shatter Nepal earlier this year, relief organizations also counted on the SkyRanger to assist with disaster relief efforts. Manufactured in Waterloo by Aeryon Labs, the small unmanned aerial system...

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A maritime surveillance solution
Jun29

A maritime surveillance solution

If a P-8 Poseidon is beyond your price range for a maritime surveillance aircraft, Boeing has an alternative. The Maritime Surveillance Aircraft, or MSA, as it is being called, does not yet have the moniker of a Greek god, but ever since Boeing unveiled the concept at the Farnborough Air Show in 2012, it has been assembling a team...

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