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How digitization can help drive business and operational processes for the CAF
Nov25

How digitization can help drive business and operational processes for the CAF

Digitization, according to Gartner Glossary “is the process of changing from analog to digital form.” It is used by both industry and government to convert information into a digitized format, which is processed, stored and transmitted by computers so that it can be easily used. As a side note, digitization is different from digitalization. Digitization is about converting information,...

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Canada’s Second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Launched
Nov20

Canada’s Second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Launched

A few days ago, Canada’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched at Irving’s Halifax Shipyard. Irving Shipbuilding was contracted by Canada to build six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The first AOPS, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, is in the last stage of construction...

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Dashboard: Future Fighter Capability Project Timeline
Nov19

Dashboard: Future Fighter Capability Project Timeline

Through its defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada has launched an open competition to purchase 88 advanced fighter jets to replace its current fighter fleet. In this Dashboard, we take a look at the different steps in this process starting with the launch in December 2017 to the complete replacement of the CF-18 Super Hornet fleet by 2031 and...

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RPAS to Detect, Identify and Track Targets
Nov18

RPAS to Detect, Identify and Track Targets

Through Initiatives 50 and 91 of Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada is looking at acquiring Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) capability to perform precision strikes to support Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) domestic and international operations. In May this year, Canada invited potential suppliers to submit their proposals. L3 Technologies MAS Inc. and the United States Government and General Atomics Aeronautical...

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FAcT to Deliver Relevant, Flexible and Effective Aircrew Training Solution
Nov11

FAcT to Deliver Relevant, Flexible and Effective Aircrew Training Solution

An interview with Colonel Pete Saunders, Director of Air Simulation and Training, Royal Canadian Air Force In February 2016, the Future Aircrew Training program was granted a broader scope to include current Air Combat Systems Officers (ACSO) and Airborne Electronic Sensor Operators, otherwise known as AES Ops. As a result, the “Future Pilot Training Project” was renamed Future Aircrew...

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