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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Adopting Disruptive Technologies to improve defence training continuum
Jun07

Adopting Disruptive Technologies to improve defence training continuum

In recent years, Halifax-based Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. has been at the forefront of the training community to improve training methods in an environment of continuous advancement of new technologies. Such an evolution is necessary to engage new generations of trainees expecting training to be immersive, interactive and accessible anywhere and anytime, and also to capitalize on technologies...

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Multi-Factor Authentication
Jun05

Multi-Factor Authentication

George Santayana famously wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” His words ring particularly true regarding cybersecurity issues such as passwords. Authentication systems that rely solely on a username and password provide an unacceptably poor level of security for most Internet applications. Passwords are easily intercepted, stolen through social engineering, and even guessed. Predictable...

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Jim Quick: ‘The future of Canada’s space sector is in peril without urgent action’
May18

Jim Quick: ‘The future of Canada’s space sector is in peril without urgent action’

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) recently issued its 2017 Annual Report, Looking to the Future. This report gives an overview of AIAC’s achievements last year and takes a look at the future of the aerospace industry in Canada. “We achieved important results for our members on many fronts,” writes Jim Quick, President & CEO of AIAC in...

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EP 89: The Hunt for Dynamic Satellite Communications
May08

EP 89: The Hunt for Dynamic Satellite Communications

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones chats with Brent Perrott, President of Hunter Communications. They discuss the challenges of satellite communications and how technology is winning the battle, what satellite communications is doing to help the defence industry and Hunter Communications participation at CANSEC 2018.  All this and more on this episode of Vanguard Radio. To...

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Gap Wireless to exhibit latest drone technology for public safety at OAFC 2018
May03

Gap Wireless to exhibit latest drone technology for public safety at OAFC 2018

As the uses of drones continue to rise, one thing that stands out about this type of aircraft is the unique and aerial perspective they provide in assessing emergency situations to enable rapid and effective response. As drone technology continues to grow, more benefits can be derived from them. For example, if equipped with thermal imaging cameras, drones can...

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