The Digital Age and Joint Targeting
Aug14

The Digital Age and Joint Targeting

By Daniel Landry The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) prides itself on being ready. Operational plans are always in the works to meet the need of the day, and this planning process is an endless endeavour where options are devised for all manner of contingencies in this unpredictable world. So it will be no surprise that a committed Defence team has...

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OSI Maritime Systems nav system integration for U.K. frigates completes review
Apr17

OSI Maritime Systems nav system integration for U.K. frigates completes review

A critical design review for the integration of a navigation system into a new type of frigates for the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy was recently completed. Burnaby, B.C.-based OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) reported that its Electronic Chart Precise Integrated Navigation System (ECPINS) was integrated into the Integrated Bridge System (IBS) of the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates. The integration...

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Canada pitches in $340-M for U.S. defence satellite
Mar20

Canada pitches in $340-M for U.S. defence satellite

The Canadian government contributed $340 million to the development of a United States military satellite which was launched on Saturday at Cape Canaveral Fla. Canada’s contribution to the Boeing 9th Wideband Global Satellite Communications (WGS-9) constellation satellite represents “the largest financial contribution of the five project partner nations,” according to a press release from the Department of National Defence....

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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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041 | Senior officers, industry leaders exchange ideas at C4ISR and Beyond 2017
Feb08

041 | Senior officers, industry leaders exchange ideas at C4ISR and Beyond 2017

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, we cover the latest C4ISR and Beyond 2017 conference in Ottawa, an upcoming competition, between Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Boeing’s Super Hornet, the promotion of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s first ever female second in command, and the Ranger’s unique snowmobile expedition. Links: https://vanguardcanada.com/2017/02/03/senior-officers-open-up-on-c4isr-needs/ https://vanguardcanada.com/2017/01/30/pentagon-orders-super-hornet-f-35-comparison-test/ https://vanguardcanada.com/2017/01/31/rcaf-gets-its-first-women-deputy-commander/...

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A recap of C4ISR and Beyond 2017
Feb07

A recap of C4ISR and Beyond 2017

On February 2, just under 150 attendees from the defence and security community in Canada gathered at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier for the 3rd annual C4ISR and Beyond event. The event was opened by BGen Francis Allen, Director General of Cyberspace who spoke about the C4ISR roadmap that is currently being developed to address risks and vulnerabilities. She went...

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