The return of deterrence
Jun04

The return of deterrence

The year 2014 was a watershed one for the West. That year saw the annexation of Crimea and the return of Russia on the world scene as a potential adversary to NATO and its allies. With its ruthless behaviour in Crimea and Ukraine, the flexing of its muscle in numerous exercises in the northwestern parts of Russia near the...

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EP 83: NATO urges Canada to increase defence budget, and DND is looking for help to track drones
Feb21

EP 83: NATO urges Canada to increase defence budget, and DND is looking for help to track drones

In this episode, the Secretary-General of NATO urges NATO nations in Europe and Canada to increase defence budget, MDA signs a contract to provide unmanned aircraft systems to the Royal Canadian Navy, and DND is looking for help to track drones. Show Notes: The NATO Secretary-General recently urged Canada and European allies to keep ramping up defence spending. Only...

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HMCS Charlottetown completes deployment of Operation REASSURANCE
Jan19

HMCS Charlottetown completes deployment of Operation REASSURANCE

After completing a successful six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown was replaced by HMCS St. John’s. Since joining the Operation as part of the Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) last August, HMCS Charlottetown engaged 13 navies with stops in 11 ports across seven countries. This was HMCS Charlottetown’s second deployment on Operation REASSURANCE,...

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Trudeau says no change to defence shield and Afghanistan issues
Aug24

Trudeau says no change to defence shield and Afghanistan issues

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear that the Liberal government will not change its stance about signing onto the continental ballistic missile defence shield and sending troops back into Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters in Montreal yesterday, the Prime Minister said his government will always make decisions that are best for Canadians. “And our long-standing positions on those two...

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EP 61: NATO Air Policing, and the latest news from Lockheed Martin and Thales
Aug22

EP 61: NATO Air Policing, and the latest news from Lockheed Martin and Thales

In this Vanguard Radio, CAF to deploy team for NATO Air Policing, Lockheed Martin completes its Industrial Regional Benefits commitments and Thales has been awarded the AJISS contact for up to 35 years. Show Notes Four CF-18 Hornets and over 130 Canadian Armed Forces personnel will participate in NATO Air Policing in Romania from September to December 2017. NATO...

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CAF to participate in NATO Air Policing in Romania
Aug18

CAF to participate in NATO Air Policing in Romania

Four Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornets and over 130 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel will participate in NATO Air Policing in Romania from September to December 2017. NATO Air Policing is part of Operation REASSURANCE, which since 2014, the CAF has participated in to support NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Europe. These measures demonstrate the Allies...

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