EP 85: CF-18 replacement suppliers shortlisted and marijuana legalization in the CAF
Mar09

EP 85: CF-18 replacement suppliers shortlisted and marijuana legalization in the CAF

In this episode, Canada issues a shortlist of suppliers for CF-18 replacement competition. The Canadian military is trying to decide how to handle marijuana legalization and a look at an interview with Andy Smith, Deputy Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard. Show Notes The Government of Canada has released a list of eligible suppliers who would be invited to...

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EP 84: Defence Minister visits Europe and Vanguard’s Game Changers
Mar05

EP 84: Defence Minister visits Europe and Vanguard’s Game Changers

In this episode, Marcello Sukhdeo talks about Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s visit to Europe and he also shares an overview of Vanguard’s Game Changers for the February/March issue. Show Notes: Due to its commitment to lasting peace and security, both at home and abroad, Canada is working on all fronts including the international community to ensure the protection of...

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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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EP 82: An overview of C4ISR and Beyond 2018
Feb12

EP 82: An overview of C4ISR and Beyond 2018

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Marcello Sukhdeo talks with Michelle Currie about C4ISR and Beyond 2018 that was held on January 30th in Ottawa. Hear more about the discussions on that day, the highlights of Rear-Admiral Bishop’s and Rear-Admiral Hawco’s presentations, Weaponizing Data and Targeting. Show Notes: C4ISR and Beyond is an event produced by Vanguard magazine, that...

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EP 81: Asterix completes RCN trials and CF-18s to fly until 2032
Feb08

EP 81: Asterix completes RCN trials and CF-18s to fly until 2032

In this episode, Asterix completes Royal Canadian Navy trials, Canada’s CF-18s to fly until 2032 and Boeing gets $6.6 Billion from the Pentagon to expand missile defence. Show Notes: Canada will try to get more flying time out of its aging CF-18s with the aim to keep the jets operating for another 15 years, up to 2032. Some aerospace...

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EP 80: HMCS Athabaskan, Delivery of Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles and Nunavut’s High Arctic
Feb02

EP 80: HMCS Athabaskan, Delivery of Ultra-Light Combat Vehicles and Nunavut’s High Arctic

In this episode, the HMCS Athabaskan to be dismantled by July 2019, delivery of the first Ultra-Light Combat Vehicle is underway and Canadian forces getting ready for an operation in Nunavut’s High Arctic. Show Notes: Public Services and Procurement Canada recently awarded a contract valued at $5.7m to Marine Recycling Corporation for the disposal of the Royal Canadian Navy’s...

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