The return of deterrence
Jun04

The return of deterrence

The year 2014 was a watershed one for the West. That year saw the annexation of Crimea and the return of Russia on the world scene as a potential adversary to NATO and its allies. With its ruthless behaviour in Crimea and Ukraine, the flexing of its muscle in numerous exercises in the northwestern parts of Russia near the...

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CF-18, Anti-Bribery and Cyber Forensics
May22

CF-18, Anti-Bribery and Cyber Forensics

I just returned from the 2018 Canadian Armed Forces Outlooks hosted by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), held recently in Ottawa. This is CADSI’s second largest event after CANSEC. The buzz and excitement at this conference were indeed uplifting to see as the government unfolds its defence policy – Strong, Secure, Engaged. The sessions were...

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EP 83: NATO urges Canada to increase defence budget, and DND is looking for help to track drones
Feb21

EP 83: NATO urges Canada to increase defence budget, and DND is looking for help to track drones

In this episode, the Secretary-General of NATO urges NATO nations in Europe and Canada to increase defence budget, MDA signs a contract to provide unmanned aircraft systems to the Royal Canadian Navy, and DND is looking for help to track drones. Show Notes: The NATO Secretary-General recently urged Canada and European allies to keep ramping up defence spending. Only...

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Game Changer: Jordan Kyriakidis, President and CEO, QRA Corp
Feb15

Game Changer: Jordan Kyriakidis, President and CEO, QRA Corp

About five years ago, Jordan Kyriakidis started out in the defence and security industry by working on a research project with Lockheed Martin on algorithm development. This development was about the verification of complex systems for both software and hardware. Due to the prevalence of software today, “verifying them is much more difficult,” Kyriakidis said. “Our initial core algorithm...

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BMD – To Join or Not to Join?
Jan23

BMD – To Join or Not to Join?

By LGen (Ret’d) George Macdonald The increasingly-aggressive provocation by North Korea has resulted in a renewal of the discussion regarding Canadian participation in North American ballistic missile defence (BMD). This lightning-rod issue was essentially buried by the Martin Liberal government in February 2005 when a decision was taken not to seek participation in this US program. This choice was...

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EP 078: SMP trucks delayed and President Trump and NAFTA
Jan18

EP 078: SMP trucks delayed and President Trump and NAFTA

In this episode, delivery of new SMP trucks delayed, Canada is convinced that President Trump will pull out of NAFTA, and Lockheed Martin enhances the capability of its Aegis Missile-Defense System. Show Notes: There has been a delay in the delivery of the Standard Military Pattern or SMP trucks from Mack Defense. The Canadian Armed Forces was supposed to...

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