L3 MAS provides test pylon for Pratt & Whitney’s PW800 engine
Jul12

L3 MAS provides test pylon for Pratt & Whitney’s PW800 engine

L3 MAS delivered a modified experimental engine pylon to Pratt & Whitney Canada, according to an announcement made today. Previously designed and manufactured by L3 MAS for the PW814 engine, the pylon has now been altered to test the PurePower® PW800 engine. Jacques Comtois, Vice President and General Manager of L3 MAS, said that they worked “hand in hand...

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CSA selects Thales and Université Laval to improve astronauts’ medical autonomy for travel to Mars
Jul11

CSA selects Thales and Université Laval to improve astronauts’ medical autonomy for travel to Mars

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is looking for “a computerized medical condition knowledge base and mission-planning support tool.” The Agency selected a team of scientists from Université Laval’s Faculty of Medicine and experts from Thales Research and Technology (TRT) to create such a device. This tool, according to a press release, will guide the “CSA on technology needs to...

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Game Changer: Erinn van Wynsberghe, President & CEO, VanWyn Aerospace Logistics
Jun21

Game Changer: Erinn van Wynsberghe, President & CEO, VanWyn Aerospace Logistics

Vanguard’s latest Game Changer is Erinn van Wynsberghe. He founded VanWyn Aerospace Logistics a few years ago by developing a concept. “My start-up company’s project began when I developed the concept of a high-altitude, geostationary payload platform as part of my graduate thesis,” he said. He went on to relate that it started out as a theoretical project in...

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CANSEC 2018: A hub for leading-edge technology for military
Jun20

CANSEC 2018: A hub for leading-edge technology for military

As the principal defence event in Canada, CANSEC 2018 started with a buzz revolving around the announcement made on the first day by Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan. During his keynote address, Minister Sajjan announced a new Defence Investment Plan, which is an add-on to the new Defence Policy that was announced last year, Strong, Secure, Engaged. This...

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Game Changer: Dr. Francis Dubé, Director, Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.
Jun19

Game Changer: Dr. Francis Dubé, Director, Zenyatta Ventures Ltd.

Dr. Francis Dubé started out in the industry as an activist shareholder who saw a significant asset in the Albany Graphite deposit but yet at the same time shareholders have seen five years of negative return on investment. That prompted a group of like-minded investors, Dr. Dubé explained, that decided to act to turn there company around. They then...

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Defence technology is well positioned to deliver in disaster relief
Jun18

Defence technology is well positioned to deliver in disaster relief

In 2010, I was building components for large camouflage netting and shelter systems for the U.S. Department of Defense in the Dominican Republic. We also had an active partnership with a French company called Musthane, which made collapsible water bladders to contain clean water, primarily sold for global defence requirements. At 16:53 on Tuesday, January 12th, 2010, neighbouring Haiti...

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