HMCS Athabaskan takes final salute
Mar14

HMCS Athabaskan takes final salute

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Athabaskan ended 44 years of service in a simple ceremony last Friday at HMC Dockyard in Halifax. The vessel was the last of the four Iroquois-class destroyers which were fondly called the Sisters of the Space Age, or Tribals. The ships were a made-in-Canada solution to the defence and security challenges of the Cold War...

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2017 Shipbuilding event in pics and tweets
Mar13

2017 Shipbuilding event in pics and tweets

On March 2, approximately 150 personnel from the military, government, defence and marine sectors gathered for Vanguard’s Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2017 at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa. This was the third annual event in showcasing new technologies that could offer vital solutions to the shipbuilding industry in Canada. Here is a snapshot of the one-day event in pictures and...

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Shipbuilding Event: Technologies that will drive shipbuilding in the Future
Mar10

Shipbuilding Event: Technologies that will drive shipbuilding in the Future

At the recently held Shipbuilding Technology Forum, about 150 personnel from the military, government, defence and marine sectors participated in an innovative and knowledge exchange program about technologies of the future. The one-day event that was held on March 2, 2017, at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa was the third such annual event that was organised by Vanguard...

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Irving defends hiring practice following outsourcing controversy
Mar02

Irving defends hiring practice following outsourcing controversy

Irving Shipbuilding is the prime contractor of the government’s multi-billion dollar program to provide new icebreaking warships for the Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships program. It was initially estimated that the contract, estimated to cost around $3.5  billion, would create more than 8,700 direct and indirect jobs in Canada – 3,400 of those positions were to be in Nova...

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From C4ISR to Shipbuilding
Feb27

From C4ISR to Shipbuilding

After a successful C4ISR and Beyond event on February 2 where just under 150 attendees from the security and defence community met to discuss a wide array of matters in the C4ISR space, our attention at Vanguard is now set on our next event – the Shipbuilding Technology Forum – which will take place on March 2. But before...

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Soldier Enhancement – Feb/Mar 2017 issue
Feb27

Soldier Enhancement – Feb/Mar 2017 issue

The February/March issue of Vanguard has just been released. In this issue, we have the following stories: Super Hornet to play a key role in 21st century net-centric warfare Body-worn cameras Putting the human back in human performance enhancement Arctic ports for Canadian sea power – Part 2 An opening for Canada to support emerging technology commercialisation and a...

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