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Bookcase: Decisive Intuition
Nov22

Bookcase: Decisive Intuition

Don’t ignore that gut feeling.             Too often we clutch at analysis and ignore our instinct – a clear, distinct message from the inside, bubbling up because of our previous knowledge and experience, perhaps because the seductive analysis is denying our intuitive, surprisingly solid logic. “It’s time for instinct to be respected as a deeper source of intelligence that...

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Canada’s Second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Launched
Nov20

Canada’s Second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Launched

A few days ago, Canada’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched at Irving’s Halifax Shipyard. Irving Shipbuilding was contracted by Canada to build six AOPS for the Royal Canadian Navy as part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The first AOPS, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, is in the last stage of construction...

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Dashboard: Future Fighter Capability Project Timeline
Nov19

Dashboard: Future Fighter Capability Project Timeline

Through its defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada has launched an open competition to purchase 88 advanced fighter jets to replace its current fighter fleet. In this Dashboard, we take a look at the different steps in this process starting with the launch in December 2017 to the complete replacement of the CF-18 Super Hornet fleet by 2031 and...

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RPAS to Detect, Identify and Track Targets
Nov18

RPAS to Detect, Identify and Track Targets

Through Initiatives 50 and 91 of Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada is looking at acquiring Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) capability to perform precision strikes to support Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) domestic and international operations. In May this year, Canada invited potential suppliers to submit their proposals. L3 Technologies MAS Inc. and the United States Government and General Atomics Aeronautical...

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Canada, the Space Debris Problem, and the Future Debris Mission
Nov15

Canada, the Space Debris Problem, and the Future Debris Mission

On July 12, 2019, the Department of National Defence (DND) presented a call to help develop a viable and cost-effective way to track and de-orbit space debris[1]. With the rapid growth in the space industry projected over the next decade, the call comes at a critical point where accumulated space debris has raised the risk of collision for existing...

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AIAC Charts Path for the Future of Aerospace with Vision 2025
Nov13

AIAC Charts Path for the Future of Aerospace with Vision 2025

One year ago, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) launched Vision 2025, our industry-led initiative to start a new dialogue between government, stakeholders, industry and the public, about the future of Canada’s aerospace sector. Together with Vision 2025 Chair, Former Premier and Deputy Prime Minister Jean Charest, we travelled the country consulting with all aspects of Canada’s aerospace...

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