DRDC hosts 14th annual NATO CBRN training
Jul10

DRDC hosts 14th annual NATO CBRN training

Starting yesterday and continuing to July 27th, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) is hosting Exercise PRECISE RESPONSE 2018 at the Canadian Forces Base Suffield in Alberta. As an agency of the Department of National Defence (DND), DRDC provides DND, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and other government and national security organizations with the knowledge and technological advantages needed...

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Editor’s Note: June/July 2018
Jul09

Editor’s Note: June/July 2018

At the time of writing, I just returned from CANSEC 2018. At the event, I had the opportunity to engage with some key leaders from industry and military. During our many discussions over the two days, we had some intriguing and fascinating conversations as it relates to defence and security. With the high expectation from news coming out from...

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Canada sends 1,000 personnel to RIMPAC 2018
Jun25

Canada sends 1,000 personnel to RIMPAC 2018

This year’s Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise, will take place from June 27 to August 2. More than 1,000 Canadian sailors, soldiers, and aviators are set to join 24,000 personnel from 25 nations for RIMPAC, which will take place in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The largest part of...

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CANSEC 2018: A hub for leading-edge technology for military
Jun20

CANSEC 2018: A hub for leading-edge technology for military

As the principal defence event in Canada, CANSEC 2018 started with a buzz revolving around the announcement made on the first day by Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan. During his keynote address, Minister Sajjan announced a new Defence Investment Plan, which is an add-on to the new Defence Policy that was announced last year, Strong, Secure, Engaged. This...

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Proven tactical networking solutions
Jun15

Proven tactical networking solutions

In the field, keeping pace with ever-changing communication requirements is key – not only in today’s advanced networking battlespace, but also for assurance in future conflicts. As communication requirements change, Rockwell Collins Canada is prepared to evolve the current Combat Net Radio Enhancement (CNRE) waveform in use by the Canadian Army across vehicle and soldier platforms to meet its...

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LGen Michael Rouleau takes command of CJOC
Jun14

LGen Michael Rouleau takes command of CJOC

At a ceremony in Ottawa yesterday, Lieutenant-General Michael Rouleau officially took over from Lieutenant-General Stephen Bowes, command of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC). The Change of Command ceremony was officiated by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, at the Cartier Square Drill Hall in front of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members and distinguished guests. “In selecting...

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