• C4ISR2020 Vanguard
  • Viasat
Artificial Intelligence: The Black Box Conundrum
Jul18

Artificial Intelligence: The Black Box Conundrum

The one thing guaranteed to make me laugh out loud is Boston Dynamics’ video of their robot-dog, SpotMini, slipping on a pile of banana peels. Another video of SpotMini’s “robustness test” shows an equally funny fail-point as a man armed with a hockey stick attempts to dissuade SpotMini from completing its task. He is flat out defeated. Even though...

Read More
Enabling Cyber: Where to invest to find added value
Jul17

Enabling Cyber: Where to invest to find added value

Defence of domestic or deployed military missions from cyber threats will require a significant investment to overcome challenges in terms of tools, personnel, time, and cultural change. This truth is largely understood across the defence community, prompting investment into military cyber capabilities as senior leadership across the 5 Eyes countries comes to realise the potential impacts and general challenges...

Read More
Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement
Jul11

Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

On 3 May 2012, Prime Minister Harper stated at the dedication of the Royal Canadian Navy Monument: “Canada is a maritime nation, a maritime nation with trade, commerce and interests around the world.” Mahan, a noted naval strategist and historian, in his Principles of Seapower outlined six major principles that determine whether or not a nation is a maritime...

Read More
The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces
Jul03

The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

A few weeks ago, I attended the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ major event of the year – CANSEC. As Canada’s largest defence trade show, CANSEC has been instrumental in bringing both local and international companies to showcase their innovative solutions for Canada. This year there was a slew of equipment, technologies and innovative solutions on display...

Read More
Vanguard June/July 2019 edition
Jul02

Vanguard June/July 2019 edition

We are thrilled to offer you the June/July 2019 issue of Vanguard. In this edition, we provide two interviews: a C2ISR perspective from the Canadian Army, and a look at the Royal Canadian Navy’s capital acquisition program. Articles include: Modernizing the C2ISR systems of the Canadian Army – An interview with LCol Ian Graham, Director of Land Requirements 4,...

Read More
Game Changer: Wayne McKay, Galley Design Specialist, Smart Galley Designs
Jun10

Game Changer: Wayne McKay, Galley Design Specialist, Smart Galley Designs

In 1994, Wayne McKay was called upon by KPMG personnel search division to change careers from Executive Chef of the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax to a corporate F&B Cost Controller in charge of managing the food procurement in Moncton, N.B. This change marked the entrance of McKay into the marine industry. Here he was charged with...

Read More
Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On LinkedinVisit Us On Youtube