Oct/Nov 2017 issue: Canada’s next submarine
Oct20

Oct/Nov 2017 issue: Canada’s next submarine

For almost a decade, Vanguard has the unique opportunity to partner with DEFSEC Atlantic. DEFSEC Atlantic is the second-largest defence event in Canada that is held each year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With what started out as a small show, DEFSEC has grown into an event that attracts over 1,000 people every year from Canada and beyond. At the...

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Aug/Sep 2017 issue: Costing for CSC
Sep06

Aug/Sep 2017 issue: Costing for CSC

Canada is planning to build 15 Surface Combatants starting in the early 2020s, to replace the aging fleet of the Iroquois and Halifax-class warships. As companies are putting the final touches on their bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, we have decided to focus a significant portion of this issue on the costing for this long awaited...

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June/July issue: Interview with Commissioner Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard
Jun21

June/July issue: Interview with Commissioner Jeffery Hutchinson, Canadian Coast Guard

The summer is finally here and the buzz in the air is all about Canada’s new defence policy. As we were putting the final touches on this issue of Vanguard, the long-awaited defence policy was finally announced. This new defence policy released by the Liberal government outlines new capabilities and spending for the Canadian Armed Forces with an increase...

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From C4ISR to Shipbuilding
Feb27

From C4ISR to Shipbuilding

After a successful C4ISR and Beyond event on February 2 where just under 150 attendees from the security and defence community met to discuss a wide array of matters in the C4ISR space, our attention at Vanguard is now set on our next event – the Shipbuilding Technology Forum – which will take place on March 2. But before...

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A Defsec dip and a dive into drones
Oct21

A Defsec dip and a dive into drones

Vanguard was at the recent Defsec Atlantic conference in September and we found out from the Department of National Defence’s senior official that there will be a bit of a delay in the issuing of a request for proposals to defence contractors for the Navy’s Canadian Surface Combatant program. The request for proposal for the CSC was originally scheduled...

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The latest developments in simulation-based training
Aug18

The latest developments in simulation-based training

We’ve all seen it happening in the last few years. Military training is continually being transformed by technologies more popularly associated with entertaining teenagers lounging in the basement playroom than honing the skills of soldiers in dusty combat training grounds. In fact, the training ground as we know is getting a major remodeling as well. But first, I’d like...

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