World-Class Pilot Training Right In Canada’s Backyard
Mar20

World-Class Pilot Training Right In Canada’s Backyard

Canada has a world-class training program to prepare future pilots for its Air Force. Becoming a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) pilot requires a great deal of commitment and discipline, going through different flight training phases, both in the air and on the ground. It involves training in different locations across several time zones in adverse weather conditions for...

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Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf
Mar12

Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

In 2015, Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason was appointed the Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels that is being built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Cdr Gleason has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings to his current role by serving...

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Cybersecurity and the Naval Industry
Mar11

Cybersecurity and the Naval Industry

There is a rarely discussed aspect to the high-profile data breaches of Target and Home Depot. In both cases the installation of malware was achieved through small companies who were working with the retail giants, and in both of these cases, the smaller companies were forced out of business as a result. What these incidents highlight is the growing...

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The Perfect Cut-Out: When Global Politics, Espionage and Greed Converge with Technology
Mar07

The Perfect Cut-Out: When Global Politics, Espionage and Greed Converge with Technology

Fluid, agile and accessible – the malicious use of technology can range from simple, uncoordinated attacks to complex, highly coordinated persistence. Figuring as tool in the commission of a crime or as a delivery system to exploit many vectors, ‘technology for bad’ is not new, but what we have seen recently is – and it’s troubling. When mixed with...

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Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia
Mar01

Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia

In Canadian eyes, Australian defence policy appears to be getting it right. With seemingly bipartisan support on the country’s security challenges and generous defence budgets to boot, the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) have spent the last decade or more purchasing maritime patrol aircraft, amphibious assault helicopter carriers and air warfare destroyers. That such projects are being acquired amid a...

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Practical lessons in ISS: A roundtable with PAL Aerospace, Peraton Canada, and Thales
Feb28

Practical lessons in ISS: A roundtable with PAL Aerospace, Peraton Canada, and Thales

I founded OMX in 2012 as a collaborative platform to access opportunities at every stage of the procurement process. For most people, “procurement” simply means acquiring or building something. But for those of us in the defence sector, procurement extends to maintenance and upkeep – both in terms of physical parts and the training required to service the program....

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