Fujitsu Consulting to provide a new maritime awareness information system to Canada
Mar15

Fujitsu Consulting to provide a new maritime awareness information system to Canada

Last week, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility Canada, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced the award of a contract that will provide Canada with a new maritime awareness information system. Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. was selected to “develop, host, and maintain” this new system, which will be funded under...

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Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf
Mar12

Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

In 2015, Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason was appointed the Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels that is being built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Cdr Gleason has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings to his current role by serving...

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Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia
Mar01

Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia

In Canadian eyes, Australian defence policy appears to be getting it right. With seemingly bipartisan support on the country’s security challenges and generous defence budgets to boot, the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) have spent the last decade or more purchasing maritime patrol aircraft, amphibious assault helicopter carriers and air warfare destroyers. That such projects are being acquired amid a...

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Practical lessons in ISS: A roundtable with PAL Aerospace, Peraton Canada, and Thales
Feb28

Practical lessons in ISS: A roundtable with PAL Aerospace, Peraton Canada, and Thales

I founded OMX in 2012 as a collaborative platform to access opportunities at every stage of the procurement process. For most people, “procurement” simply means acquiring or building something. But for those of us in the defence sector, procurement extends to maintenance and upkeep – both in terms of physical parts and the training required to service the program....

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Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS
Feb22

Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

We are happy to announce that the February/March issue of Vanguard is now available. Built on the theme of shipbuilding and ISS, this edition carries features on the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, national shipbuilding plans of Canada and Australia, and lessons from In-Service Support. Articles: The future HMCS Harry DeWolf, an interview with Cdr Corey L. E. Gleason By...

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RCN’s new Joint Support Ships to be outfitted with Lockheed Martin Canada’s CMS 330
Feb07

RCN’s new Joint Support Ships to be outfitted with Lockheed Martin Canada’s CMS 330

In June 2018, construction began on Canada’s first Joint Support Ship (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The JSS contract is part of the non-combat package of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS ), which was awarded to Seaspan Shipyards in 2011, for building four different types of large vessels for the RCN and Canadian Coast Guard. Mark Lamarre,...

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