Procurement

Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

on 2:10 pm in Featured Slider, June/July 2019, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

On 3 May 2012, Prime Minister Harper stated at the dedication of the Royal Canadian Navy Monument: “Canada is a maritime nation, a maritime nation with trade, commerce and interests around the world.” Mahan, a noted naval strategist and historian, in his Principles of Seapower outlined six major principles that determine whether or not a nation is a maritime...

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Advancement in pilot training solutions, an interview with Peter Fedak, SkyAlyne

Advancement in pilot training solutions, an interview with Peter Fedak, SkyAlyne

on 4:09 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Podcast, Procurement, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

In May 2018, CAE and KF Aerospace joined together to form SkyAlyne Canada, a 50/50 joint venture that focuses on developing and delivering military pilot and aircrew training in Canada. Currently, CAE and KF Aerospace deliver all phases of pilot training to the Royal Canadian Air Force through the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program managed by CAE,...

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The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

on 3:27 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, From the Editor in Chief, June/July 2019, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, I attended the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ major event of the year – CANSEC. As Canada’s largest defence trade show, CANSEC has been instrumental in bringing both local and international companies to showcase their innovative solutions for Canada. This year there was a slew of equipment, technologies and innovative solutions on display...

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Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion

Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion

on 2:51 pm in Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

The latest Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) report, The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants: 2019 Update, issued on June 21, 2019, estimated the cost of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project at $69.8 billion over 26 years. This consists of $5.3 billion in pre-production costs, $53.2 billion in production costs, and $11.4 billion in project-wide costs. This cost has been...

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Changing the way the Canadian Army acquires capabilities, an interview with LCol Ian Graham, DLR4

Changing the way the Canadian Army acquires capabilities, an interview with LCol Ian Graham, DLR4

on 2:52 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, Land, Podcast, Procurement, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

Command, Communications, Control, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) is a crucial facet of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations and a growing area that is getting more attention in recent years. Lieutenant Colonel Ian R. Graham In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Lieutenant Colonel Ian R. Graham, Director of Land Requirements 4, at...

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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

on 2:44 pm in Featured Slider, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

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

on 1:57 pm in Featured Slider, February/March 2019, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

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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