Procurement

EP 075: Fighter jets delay and Canadian Rangers losing out on health benefits

EP 075: Fighter jets delay and Canadian Rangers losing out on health benefits

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In this episode, pushing back on delivery date for new fighter jets, Canadian Rangers losing out on health benefits and Vanguard is gearing up to host the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018.     Show Notes: The Royal Canadian Air Force may have to keep its ageing CF-18s airborne even longer than already expected after industry sources warned that the...

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Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet

Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet

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With the recent announcement to purchase 18 used Australian F-18 fighter jets, Canada has issued a list of steps needed to integrate the F-18s with its current fleet of CF-18s. Life extension and upgrade Canada is planning to proceed with technical work to modify the Australian F-18 aircraft to meet similar configuration of the CF-18s. This will make it...

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EP 074: Companies vying for CSC and Canada reacting to the North Korea threat

EP 074: Companies vying for CSC and Canada reacting to the North Korea threat

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In this episode, we take a look at the RFPs that were submitted for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program and with the North Korea threat, Canada has set aside two bunkers at military bases.     Show Notes: The Navantia Team The Navantia team has made an announcement of the submission of its proposal. The team, which is...

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Alion confirms submission of its RFP for CSC

Alion confirms submission of its RFP for CSC

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Alion Science and Technology, along with its subsidiary Alion Canada, recently confirmed the submission of their proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant program. Their solution, according to Bruce Samuelsen, Chief Operating Officer for Alion is one that “delivers an effective, affordable, production-ready 21st-century naval capability to meet Canada’s defence needs.” Samuelsen said that Alion’s offering is focused on affordability,...

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Naval Group and Fincantieri submit RFP for CSC

Naval Group and Fincantieri submit RFP for CSC

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Naval Group and Fincantieri presented an RFP to the Government of Canada for an “off-the-shelf” design for the future Canadian Surface Combatant. The French and Italian world-class shipbuilders are supported by both their governments in providing a “sea-proven solution based on the FREMM frigate design” for CSC for the Royal Canadian Navy. If selected, the ships would be built...

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Navantia-led team submits proposal for CSC

Navantia-led team submits proposal for CSC

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As we draw to the closure of the deadline for the submission of the request for proposals for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, the Navantia team has made an announcement of the submission of its proposal. The team, which is led by Navantia is comprised of Saab Australia which will deliver the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) and CEA...

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Canada’s Combat Ship Team submits proposal for CSC

Canada’s Combat Ship Team submits proposal for CSC

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With just under two days remaining before the deadline for the submission of Request for Proposals (RFP) for the design of the Canadian Surface Combatant fleet, Canada’s Combat Ship Team has announced the delivery of its proposal. Comprising of BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics, Canada’s Combat Ship Team’s proposal is focused on...

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RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019

RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019

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The competition for Canada’s future fighter jets may start in less than two years, according to Lt. Gen. Michael Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). “The plan right now is to have a request for proposal out to industry by 2019,” the commander said during an exclusive interview with Defence News. “A 2019 RFP would get...

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Interview with Allan Weldon, DND on the cost estimate for CSC

Interview with Allan Weldon, DND on the cost estimate for CSC

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As a former Naval Reserve, Allan Weldon joined National Defence in 1990. Since that time, he has served in a series of positions of increasing responsibility within the Finance Branch, as well as spending time within both the Canadian Army and the Information Management Branch. In 2011, because of the Chief Financial Officer realignment initiative, he became Director Costing...

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An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC

An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC

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As part of its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Government of Canada has outlined a long-term project to renew Canada’s federal fleet of combat and non-combat vessels. One group of ships within this strategy is the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). This program consists of building up to 15 ships to replace Canada’s 12 Halifax-class frigates and three Iroquois-class destroyers....

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