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DEFSEC: Growing business-to-business defence opportunities for Canada
Dec06

DEFSEC: Growing business-to-business defence opportunities for Canada

Although held during election season, DEFSEC Atlantic 2019 was not in the slightest way hindered by it. As the second-largest defence event in Canada, DEFSEC once again focused on showcasing Atlantic Canadian opportunities to attendees that participated over three days at the beginning of October. “DEFSEC 2019 was well-attended,” said Colin Stephenson, Executive Director, DEFSEC Atlantic. “Even in the...

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Game Changer: Rick Hodgkinson, President & CEO, Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc.
Dec05

Game Changer: Rick Hodgkinson, President & CEO, Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc.

With almost four decades in the industry, of which the last 27 years have been with Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc., Rick Hodgkinson has accumulated a mountain of knowledge and experience in satellite communications. Rick Hodgkinson Originally from Northern Alberta, about 500 kilometers north of Edmonton, Hodgkinson started a business of providing satellite communications to drilling rig camps working in...

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Converting tactical data for operational needs
Dec03

Converting tactical data for operational needs

Data of and by itself is of no use unless it is converted into useful information that will help to increase knowledge and inspire decision making. Data is a buzzword that has bombarded us for the past few years. Everyone talks about data. Governments, militaries, and industries globally are embracing data. But even in this new era of data...

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Snowbirds and their jets to return to Canada after the crash in Georgia
Nov27

Snowbirds and their jets to return to Canada after the crash in Georgia

On October 13, a CT-114 Tutor aircraft from the Canadian Armed Forces Air Demonstration Team (Snowbirds) crashed on its way to the Atlanta Air Show that was being held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Luckily, the pilot Captain Kevin Domon-Grenier ejected successfully before the accident and escaped with minor injuries.  According to the investigator’s report, the...

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CAE upgrades FTDs for ‘more immersive and realistic’ ground-based training for NFTC program
Nov26

CAE upgrades FTDs for ‘more immersive and realistic’ ground-based training for NFTC program

As part of its pilot training program with the Royal Canadian Air Force, CAE recently completed major upgrades to the CT-156 Harvard (T-6) and CT-155 Hawk flight training devices (FTDs) at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. FTDs are used for ground-based training as part of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program for which CAE is the prime contractor....

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