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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EP 90: Lee Obst shares what to expect from Rockwell Collins Canada at CANSEC 2018
May25

EP 90: Lee Obst shares what to expect from Rockwell Collins Canada at CANSEC 2018

In this episode, J. Richard Jones talks with Lee Obst, President and Managing Director of Rockwell Collins in Canada. Since 2011, Lee has been serving in his current role in overseeing the Canadian operations and production facilities. Prior to joining Rockwell Collins in 2000, Lee served for 21 years as a test pilot and fighter pilot in the Royal...

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Bluedrop’s Rear Crew Mission Trainer – a fully immersive virtual trainer
Aug01

Bluedrop’s Rear Crew Mission Trainer – a fully immersive virtual trainer

With substantial cost savings over live training, virtual training has been increasing in popularity globally, especially in the military sector. The advantage that virtual training brings though, is not only limited to cost benefits, it also provides safety for the crew, improved navigation, the growth of skills, improved communications, less operational risks, data capture and improved user performance. It...

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The three questions you should ask yourself to avoid cost estimation risks
Mar23

The three questions you should ask yourself to avoid cost estimation risks

Risk is always present in any undertaking, no matter the size or duration of the project. Risk can jack up program costs, foul up schedules and draw out projects beyond their stated deadlines, and even ultimately derail a program. That is why professionals in the cost estimation and analysis industry need to bone up on risk mitigation strategies. “Project...

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5 factors that can prevent faulty cost estimates
Mar16

5 factors that can prevent faulty cost estimates

Cost overruns have become institutionalized in the federal government, according to a senior engineering cost officer for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Bad models, inadequate data, poor cost estimators, bad managers, including a “broken corporate governance process” and “the fact that everyone involved in developing and using cost estimates are human” are some of the typical causes of cost...

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How simulation makes Army procurement better
Nov15

How simulation makes Army procurement better

Gatineau, Quebec  — The Canadian Army (CA), like many of its international partners, makes good use of simulators as safe, inexpensive alternatives to training with real equipment;  however, a CA-led project is also leveraging the value of simulators in new ways. Specifically, the Director Combat Support Equipment Management, which falls under National Defence’s Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel), opened a simulation...

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