Canada awards a $610M contract to Chantier Davie for three icebreakers
Aug10

Canada awards a $610M contract to Chantier Davie for three icebreakers

The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to Chantier Davie, of Lévis, Quebec for the acquisition of three icebreakers and work to prepare the first ship for service in the Canadian Coast Guard. On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a $610-million contract to the shipbuilding company. Additional costs will be...

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Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems
Apr27

Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems

Geneviève Allard started working in the marine sector as a commercial diver and later pursued geographic studies that led to her work in academia. “As I worked on the development of research collaborations between academics and the industry, I found a need for a better understanding of how businesses use research to grow,” she said. Due to this desire,...

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EP 86: An overview of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018
Mar21

EP 86: An overview of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Marcello Sukhdeo gives an overview of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018 that was held recently in Ottawa. On March 1st, over 150 attendees from the military and industry gathered at the Shaw Centre for Vanguard’s fifth annual Shipbuilding Technology Forum. This event is a one-day conference with the aim to showcase emerging technologies,...

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Canada’s Northern people deserve better Arctic SAR capabilities
Mar16

Canada’s Northern people deserve better Arctic SAR capabilities

The Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met last month to study maritime search and rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities. Colonel (Retired) Pierre LeBlanc, President, Arctic Security Consultants, addressed the committee a witness on the matter of search and rescue in the Arctic: The Canadian Arctic is actually larger than the whole of continental Europe....

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Shipbuilding Tech Forum 2018 in pics and tweets
Mar14

Shipbuilding Tech Forum 2018 in pics and tweets

Over 150 members from military, government and industry, gathered for the fifth Shipbuilding Technology Forum on March 1 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa. The Shipbuilding Technology Forum is a one-day conference that is produced by Vanguard with the aim to showcase emerging technologies, address a range of marine and shipbuilding issues and ship repair. This event facilitates meaningful...

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EP 85: CF-18 replacement suppliers shortlisted and marijuana legalization in the CAF
Mar09

EP 85: CF-18 replacement suppliers shortlisted and marijuana legalization in the CAF

In this episode, Canada issues a shortlist of suppliers for CF-18 replacement competition. The Canadian military is trying to decide how to handle marijuana legalization and a look at an interview with Andy Smith, Deputy Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard. Show Notes The Government of Canada has released a list of eligible suppliers who would be invited to...

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