Strong, Secure, Engaged: A Two-Year Review
May22

Strong, Secure, Engaged: A Two-Year Review

As Strong, Secure, Engaged approaches its second anniversary, the Trudeau government’s record of delivering on its defence policy is a largely positive one. While it isn’t spending as much as anticipated on capital (equipment and infrastructure), that expenditure line is increasing in inflation adjusted dollars, and total defence spending is meeting the policy’s expectations. In Strong, Secure, Engaged’s first...

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Thales enhances the operational effectiveness of Army training
May13

Thales enhances the operational effectiveness of Army training

A forward-looking, innovative and agile force, the Canadian Army continues to seek capabilities that enhance operational effectiveness.  With this in mind, the Army has articulated a clear vision and expectations for its Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) program.  The delivery, technology and innovation demand put forth by the DND project team has set a challenging target for industry...

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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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