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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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