Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet
Dec15

Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet

With the recent announcement to purchase 18 used Australian F-18 fighter jets, Canada has issued a list of steps needed to integrate the F-18s with its current fleet of CF-18s. Life extension and upgrade Canada is planning to proceed with technical work to modify the Australian F-18 aircraft to meet similar configuration of the CF-18s. This will make it...

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EP 074: Companies vying for CSC and Canada reacting to the North Korea threat
Dec13

EP 074: Companies vying for CSC and Canada reacting to the North Korea threat

In this episode, we take a look at the RFPs that were submitted for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program and with the North Korea threat, Canada has set aside two bunkers at military bases.     Show Notes: The Navantia Team The Navantia team has made an announcement of the submission of its proposal. The team, which is...

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The Next Generation C3 Centre Design
Dec12

The Next Generation C3 Centre Design

The proliferation of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) information is radically changing the landscape of the military and intelligence community. Countries are now following a strategy of information superiority to defend against a broad range of threats, whether they be asymmetrical, nuclear or mass armies. A herculean effort has been directed at collecting data through satellites, unmanned vehicles and...

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Alion confirms submission of its RFP for CSC
Dec11

Alion confirms submission of its RFP for CSC

Alion Science and Technology, along with its subsidiary Alion Canada, recently confirmed the submission of their proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant program. Their solution, according to Bruce Samuelsen, Chief Operating Officer for Alion is one that “delivers an effective, affordable, production-ready 21st-century naval capability to meet Canada’s defence needs.” Samuelsen said that Alion’s offering is focused on affordability,...

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EP 073: Illegal border crossers, Russia’s inference in Kosovo and its interest in the Arctic
Dec05

EP 073: Illegal border crossers, Russia’s inference in Kosovo and its interest in the Arctic

In this episode, Marcello Sukhdeo talks about how nearly half of illegal border-crossers into Canada are from Haiti, the president of Kosovo says that Russia’s interference in Kosovo has implications for Canada and why is Russia sending robotic submarines to the Arctic?     Show Notes For the last nine months, over 14,000 refugee claims were made by people...

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Naval Group and Fincantieri submit RFP for CSC
Dec04

Naval Group and Fincantieri submit RFP for CSC

Naval Group and Fincantieri presented an RFP to the Government of Canada for an “off-the-shelf” design for the future Canadian Surface Combatant. The French and Italian world-class shipbuilders are supported by both their governments in providing a “sea-proven solution based on the FREMM frigate design” for CSC for the Royal Canadian Navy. If selected, the ships would be built...

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