Charles Bouchard announces his retirement from Lockheed Martin Canada
Apr18

Charles Bouchard announces his retirement from Lockheed Martin Canada

Charles Bouchard, Chief Executive of Lockheed Martin Canada, announced yesterday that he is retiring from his current job effective April 30, 2019. Bouchard served in this position for nearly six years, following a 37-year career with the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Charles Bouchard LGen Bouchard (Ret’d) was the first to hold the role of Chief Executive of Lockheed...

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Game Changer: Joe Armstrong, Vice President & General Manager, CAE
Apr15

Game Changer: Joe Armstrong, Vice President & General Manager, CAE

It was during the time he was undertaking his masters degree program that Joe Armstrong began his career in the Aerospace and Defence industry, some 20 years ago. “I had the good fortune of being in ‘the right place at the right time’ at the beginning of a joint Canadian Forces, Academia, and Industrial research program,” he said. This...

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Keeping defence forces on the cutting edge of technology, interview with Ken Peterman, Viasat
Apr12

Keeping defence forces on the cutting edge of technology, interview with Ken Peterman, Viasat

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems at Viasat, a global communications company. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate.  Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems, Viasat In April 2013, Ken joined Viasat as Vice President, Government Systems. Just over a year later in June 2014, he was appointed Senior...

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HMCS Regina seizes over 2,500 kg of hashish off the coast of Oman
Apr10

HMCS Regina seizes over 2,500 kg of hashish off the coast of Oman

During its deployment in the Indian Ocean on April 6, 2019, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina seized 2,569 kilograms of hashish, a drug made from the resin of the cannabis plant. HMCS Regina made this seizure as part of Operation ARTEMIS – the Canadian Armed Forces’ ongoing contribution to Middle Eastern and East African waters – to counter-terrorism...

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Game Changer: Kristina Davis, Director of Marketing and Communications, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada
Apr09

Game Changer: Kristina Davis, Director of Marketing and Communications, General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada

Kristina Davis started out in the defence industry over 20 years ago as a contractor with the Department of National Defence (DND). She officially started on a Wednesday, and by Friday of the same week, she was on a plane to Aviano, Italy. “I knew virtually nothing about the Royal Canadian Air Force, CF-18s, or the Canadian Armed Forces...

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Game Changer: Anne Healey, Country Director – Canada, BAE Systems
Apr08

Game Changer: Anne Healey, Country Director – Canada, BAE Systems

The defence industry has been an essential component of Anne Healey’s life. Hailing from a military family, Anne says she feels she has been part of defence her entire life. “Entering the defence industry felt familiar, and the people were, in many ways, an extended family of sorts,” says Healey. “It is a community, and like all sectors, it...

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