Procurement

Strong, Secure, Engaged: A Two-Year Review

Strong, Secure, Engaged: A Two-Year Review

on 3:10 pm in April/May 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

As Strong, Secure, Engaged approaches its second anniversary, the Trudeau government’s record of delivering on its defence policy is a largely positive one. While it isn’t spending as much as anticipated on capital (equipment and infrastructure), that expenditure line is increasing in inflation adjusted dollars, and total defence spending is meeting the policy’s expectations. In Strong, Secure, Engaged’s first...

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Thales enhances the operational effectiveness of Army training

Thales enhances the operational effectiveness of Army training

on 1:46 pm in April/May 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts, Sponsored | 0 comments

A forward-looking, innovative and agile force, the Canadian Army continues to seek capabilities that enhance operational effectiveness.  With this in mind, the Army has articulated a clear vision and expectations for its Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) program.  The delivery, technology and innovation demand put forth by the DND project team has set a challenging target for industry...

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Fujitsu Consulting to provide a new maritime awareness information system to Canada

Fujitsu Consulting to provide a new maritime awareness information system to Canada

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Last week, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility Canada, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced the award of a contract that will provide Canada with a new maritime awareness information system. Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. was selected to “develop, host, and maintain” this new system, which will be funded under...

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Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

on 4:25 pm in Featured Slider, February/March 2019, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

In 2015, Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason was appointed the Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels that is being built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Cdr Gleason has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings to his current role by serving...

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Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia

Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia

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In Canadian eyes, Australian defence policy appears to be getting it right. With seemingly bipartisan support on the country’s security challenges and generous defence budgets to boot, the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) have spent the last decade or more purchasing maritime patrol aircraft, amphibious assault helicopter carriers and air warfare destroyers. That such projects are being acquired amid a...

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Practical lessons in ISS: A roundtable with PAL Aerospace, Peraton Canada, and Thales

Practical lessons in ISS: A roundtable with PAL Aerospace, Peraton Canada, and Thales

on 1:40 pm in Featured Slider, February/March 2019, In Service Support, Procurement, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

I founded OMX in 2012 as a collaborative platform to access opportunities at every stage of the procurement process. For most people, “procurement” simply means acquiring or building something. But for those of us in the defence sector, procurement extends to maintenance and upkeep – both in terms of physical parts and the training required to service the program....

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Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

on 9:42 am in Air, Arctic, Cyber, Featured Slider, February/March 2019, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

We are happy to announce that the February/March issue of Vanguard is now available. Built on the theme of shipbuilding and ISS, this edition carries features on the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, national shipbuilding plans of Canada and Australia, and lessons from In-Service Support. Articles: The future HMCS Harry DeWolf, an interview with Cdr Corey L. E. Gleason By...

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RCN’s new Joint Support Ships to be outfitted with Lockheed Martin Canada’s CMS 330

RCN’s new Joint Support Ships to be outfitted with Lockheed Martin Canada’s CMS 330

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In June 2018, construction began on Canada’s first Joint Support Ship (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The JSS contract is part of the non-combat package of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS ), which was awarded to Seaspan Shipyards in 2011, for building four different types of large vessels for the RCN and Canadian Coast Guard. Mark Lamarre,...

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Government of Canada invests $26.8 million in IDEaS first call for proposals

Government of Canada invests $26.8 million in IDEaS first call for proposals

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On January 16, the first call for proposals (CFP) for Competitive Projects under the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security Program (IDEaS) program successfully concluded. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan in making the announcement said: “The success of the IDEaS first call for proposals is a testament to the importance of investing in Canadian innovation to support the future of...

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New green facilities for the Royal Canadian Dragoons

New green facilities for the Royal Canadian Dragoons

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As part of Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is greening its defence infrastructure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent from 2005 levels, by 2030. One way of doing so is through a new project that was announced today by William Amos, Member of Parliament for Pontiac. This project will provide new...

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