Procurement

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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The Oceans Protection Plan – Canada’s new direction to protect its coasts

The Oceans Protection Plan – Canada’s new direction to protect its coasts

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By Transport Canada When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska and spilled 44,000 tonnes of oil in 1989, everything changed for marine safety around the world. The international marine community worked together to rewrite the rules to enhance ship safety and spill response while ensuring that industry paid for cleanup costs. Since this accident occurred,...

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A disturbing trend in defence procurement

A disturbing trend in defence procurement

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By Ian Parker The first objective in the Defence Procurement Strategy is delivering the right equipment to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard in a timely manner.  This is a fine objective and should result in a well-equipped military and coast guard. But a review of recent defence acquisitions reveals a disturbing trend in defence procurement:...

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$12.6 million contract awarded to dispose of the HMCS Preserver and CFAV Quest

$12.6 million contract awarded to dispose of the HMCS Preserver and CFAV Quest

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Acting Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Jim Carr, announced today the award of a contract to Marine Recycling Corporation for $12.6 million to dispose of two Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) ships. HMCS Preserver and CFAV Quest, which were both put out of service last year are expected to be completely dismantled by the summer of 2019 at the...

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Colt Canada to provide 1148 new C6A1 machine guns to the CAF

Colt Canada to provide 1148 new C6A1 machine guns to the CAF

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced last week, that the Government of Canada will acquire 1,148 new C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) from Colt Canada. This purchase demonstrates the government’s promise under the new defence policy to modernize, renew and restore Canada’s military with the tools needed to succeed in operations. “The Government of Canada is committed to...

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Defence platform sustainment: From Traditional options to UK’s PPPs and to JSF International Scheme

Defence platform sustainment: From Traditional options to UK’s PPPs and to JSF International Scheme

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By Ugurhan G. Berkok A rule of thumb for the sustainment cost of military platforms is that the sustainment-acquisition costs ratio is in the order of two to three – more like three for land systems and then two for air and naval systems. Beyond such budgetary implications, since sustainment is as crucial an input as the equipment itself...

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BAE Systems to start construction of Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the UK later this month

BAE Systems to start construction of Type 26 Global Combat Ships for the UK later this month

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The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract to BAE Systems worth approximately £3.7bn to build the first three ships for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme. Work will commence shortly on the first ship with steel scheduled to be cut in Glasgow later this month, according to Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon. This is good news...

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June/July issue: Interview with Commissioner Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard

June/July issue: Interview with Commissioner Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard

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The summer is finally here and the buzz in the air is all about Canada’s new defence policy. As we were putting the final touches on this issue of Vanguard, the long-awaited defence policy was finally announced. This new defence policy released by the Liberal government outlines new capabilities and spending for the Canadian Armed Forces with an increase...

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Canada’s Defence Policy aims to increase spending by 70 per cent in 10 years

Canada’s Defence Policy aims to increase spending by 70 per cent in 10 years

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Strong, Secure, Engaged – are words that will undoubtedly be spoken many times in the next few years. That’s the theme of Canada’s new defence policy – “a new vision and approach to defence” – issued by the Liberal government. Earlier today, Canada’s Defence Policy was unveiled after numerous setbacks and delays with the aim of ensuring Canada is:...

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RFP deadline for the Canadian Surface Combatant pushed to August

RFP deadline for the Canadian Surface Combatant pushed to August

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The deadline for Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Canadian Surface Combatant program has been extended once again. According to a release, the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. are extending the submission deadline for this program so as to maximize value for Canadians while the government continues to work in close partnership with industry to facilitate responding...

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