EP 65: Ukraine peacekeeping, Boeing and Bombardier battle and North Korea issues new warnings
Sep20

EP 65: Ukraine peacekeeping, Boeing and Bombardier battle and North Korea issues new warnings

In this episode, the Russian President is opened to the idea of having UN peacekeepers in Ukraine, also the U.K. Prime Minister asked U.S. President Donald Trump to intervene in a court dispute between Boeing and Bombardier. And lastly, North Korea issued warnings of “forthcoming measures” against the United States after the latest round of sanctions was announced. Show...

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Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC
Sep18

Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC

In June 2011, Jim Quick moved into his current position as the President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), after spending a few years in the chemical industry. Making that transition to the aerospace industry, Jim quickly realized that “every day is different with new opportunities and challenges.” But not only that, “each day you get...

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EP 64: Another delay for CSC and aerospace companies call on PM to move on Super Hornets
Sep13

EP 64: Another delay for CSC and aerospace companies call on PM to move on Super Hornets

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Canada sends a CC130J to Texas to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, another delay for the Canadian Surface Combatant project, and Canadian-based aerospace companies are calling on the Prime Minister to stop blocking the purchase of the Super Hornet fighter jets. Show Notes: A Royal Canadian Air Force CC130J Hercules left Canada...

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EP 63: A new directive coming on how CSE shares intelligence
Sep07

EP 63: A new directive coming on how CSE shares intelligence

In this episode, a new directive on how CSE shares intelligence with Canada’s closest allies, the new defence policy could end up costing Canada billions more and an interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard. Show Notes According to a story from CBC News, the office of Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is crafting a directive for...

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Dashboard: NSS Combat Package Timeline
Aug31

Dashboard: NSS Combat Package Timeline

The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), as it was previously named, is a long-term program that was launched in June 2010 to renew the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The strategy was divided into three sections: the combat package, the non-combat package, and the smaller vessel package. In October 2011, the...

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