BAE Systems’ Type 26 selected as preferred design for Canada’s future warships
Oct22

BAE Systems’ Type 26 selected as preferred design for Canada’s future warships

Canada’s Combat Ship Team, led by Lockheed Martin Canada, was selected last Friday as the preferred bidder to provide the design for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC). The Team’s proposal is based on BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) design, which is currently being constructed in the UK. Other members of the team...

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Game Changer: Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President Technology & Simulation, Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.
Oct12

Game Changer: Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President Technology & Simulation, Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.

After graduating as a Mechanical Engineer at Polytechnique Montréal over 30 years ago, Jean-Claude Siew began his career in the defence and security industry by joining CAE Inc. as a simulation engineer. “My specialization was in aeronautics, and that made my start at CAE fairly easy,” he said. “I accumulated more than 25 years of experience in the aerospace...

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Game Changer: Thomas D. Irvine, Dominion President, The Royal Canadian Legion
Oct11

Game Changer: Thomas D. Irvine, Dominion President, The Royal Canadian Legion

Over three decades ago, while he was still serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, Thomas Irvine became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion. “At that time, a family member was serving as the branch president and needed help sorting out some project issues,” said Irvine. “As a non-commissioned officer, I was fortunate to have solid problem-solving skills and...

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Game Changer: Steve Hétu, General Manager, La Corporation du Fort St-Jean
Oct10

Game Changer: Steve Hétu, General Manager, La Corporation du Fort St-Jean

Following the example of his father who was a soldier, Steve Hétu joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1986 as a reservist and a year later was transferred to the Regular Forces. During his service with the CAF, he held the position of commander of operations’ services for the support group of the 2nd Canadian Division (Province of...

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Canadian innovations for the Arctic
Oct09

Canadian innovations for the Arctic

Whenever I travel abroad and tell people I am from Canada, most of the time I get a physical response from the other person: holding their arms and motioning “brrrr”, or sometimes pointing upwards (i.e. north) in a somewhat ridiculous motion. If there is one thing we specialize in as Canadians, it’s being cold and north. The Arctic wraps...

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Bookcase: When
Oct02

Bookcase: When

A few years back, consultants with ghSMART told us the biggest question we face is “who”: Picking staff is our most important decision, even more critical than “what” – the strategy we will employ. These days, in an era in which purpose is prized, “why” can often be the biggest question. But recently, best-selling author Daniel Pink turned our...

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