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Lee Obst from Collins Aerospace talks about their offerings for Canada
May27

Lee Obst from Collins Aerospace talks about their offerings for Canada

J. Richard Jones, host of Vanguard Radio talks with Johnathon (Lee) Obst, President and Managing Director, Rockwell Collins Canada, a Collins Aerospace Company, of the capabilities of the newly formed company. Lee Obst Lee joined Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins) in 2000 as a Program Manager in the Government Systems Airborne Solutions portfolio and shortly afterwards transitioned in to...

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Changing the way people think of training. Interview with Jean-Claude Siew, Bluedrop
May27

Changing the way people think of training. Interview with Jean-Claude Siew, Bluedrop

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President for Technology and Simulation for Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. Jean-Claude Siew Jean-Claude has a deep understanding of training and simulation and management leadership, which he accumulated over 20 years of working in the aerospace and defence industry. He has a strong focus on...

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Interview with Colonel Jason Kenny, Director of Air Requirements, RCAF
May15

Interview with Colonel Jason Kenny, Director of Air Requirements, RCAF

In 1993, under the Regular Officer Training Plan, Colonel Kenny joined the Canadian Armed Forces. He attended le Collège Militaire Royale de St-Jean and later graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada at Kingston with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. By the end of 1999, he completed his pilot training and began serving with 415 Maritime...

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Game Changer: Joe Armstrong, Vice President & General Manager, CAE
Apr15

Game Changer: Joe Armstrong, Vice President & General Manager, CAE

It was during the time he was undertaking his masters degree program that Joe Armstrong began his career in the Aerospace and Defence industry, some 20 years ago. “I had the good fortune of being in ‘the right place at the right time’ at the beginning of a joint Canadian Forces, Academia, and Industrial research program,” he said. This...

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‘World-Class Pilot Training’ Right In Canada’s Backyard
Mar20

‘World-Class Pilot Training’ Right In Canada’s Backyard

Canada has a world-class training program to prepare future pilots for its Air Force. Becoming a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot requires a great deal of commitment and discipline, going through different flight training phases, both in the air and on the ground. It involves training in different locations across several time zones in adverse weather conditions for...

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Canada to obtain 10,000 units of the illumination flares for search and rescue
Mar18

Canada to obtain 10,000 units of the illumination flares for search and rescue

The Government of Canada has contracted Magellan Aerospace Corporation to provide LUU-2 illumination flares for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The LUU-2 is an air-deployed high-intensity illumination flare, which the RCAF will use to support night-time search and rescue operations. The flares can produce up to 1.8 million candlepower of visual illumination for five minutes, according to a...

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