Meeting the challenges of the Arctic
Apr23

Meeting the challenges of the Arctic

Vanguard hosted its seventh annual ShipTech Forum on February 25 in Ottawa. About 200 members from the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Navy, industry, and other government departments participated in the one-day conference discussing key challenges, solutions, and best practices for the Arctic. Coast Guard Programs and Challenges The conference, which is held during the first quarter of...

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Comparing the U.S. and Canadian military Arctic strategies
Oct02

Comparing the U.S. and Canadian military Arctic strategies

Rhetoric is not policy until it is reflected in government documents and actions. Comparing the United States and Canadian Arctic military strategies reveals that there is much more in common than different, disproving the rhetoric that paints Canada and the United States as adversaries. Despite dissentious comments by U.S. Secretary of the Navy Spencer threatening freedom of navigation operations...

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Icebreakers and the Battle for the Arctic
Sep16

Icebreakers and the Battle for the Arctic

The entrance into St. Petersburg via boat in early April would have been difficult had it not been for Russia’s famous icebreaker ships that came through a few weeks earlier and broke up the ice, opening up safe shipping lanes. Russia’s icebreaker fleet in the Baltic Sea is a significant economic asset. But there’s another region where Russia’s expanding...

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Hunter and Galaxy’s game-changing solution improves communications in the North
Sep06

Hunter and Galaxy’s game-changing solution improves communications in the North

Communications in the North has always been a challenge due to topography, climate, and distance. For example, broadband coverage, which we take for granted, was not available if you were anywhere 65 degrees north latitude. Imagine living in North America and not having high-speed internet. That was the case for years, but now it has changed. Galaxy Broadband and...

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The push for the Arctic
Aug29

The push for the Arctic

The Arctic region has been in the defence headlines a lot of late. Covering a total area of approximately 14 million square kilometres, the Arctic is a highly sought expanse due to its rich natural resources. The United States Geological Survey estimates that up to 25 per cent of the world’s remaining oil and natural gas resource might be...

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Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition
Aug23

Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition

We are excited to share with you the August//September 2019 edition of Vanguard. In this issue, we focus on the Arctic and Naval Procurement in Canada. Read about the Arctic strategies of the U.S. and Canada, Russia’s push for icebreakers, the latest on the Canadian Surface Combatant project and more. Features include: Requirements Reconciliation of the Canadian Surface CombatantAn...

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