045 | Canada Extends CAF’s Mission to Ukraine, Top Cop to Turn in Badge, and Importance of Cost Estimation
Mar15

045 | Canada Extends CAF’s Mission to Ukraine, Top Cop to Turn in Badge, and Importance of Cost Estimation

In this episode of the Vanguard Radio, we discuss Ottawa’s decision to extend the Canadian Armed Forces’ Operation Unifier beyond its original May 31st deadline, the announcement made by RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson that he intends to retire by the end of June this year, and we report on our interview with Peter Weltman, senior director of costing and...

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SAR tech dies in training accident
Mar09

SAR tech dies in training accident

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Search and Rescue technician (SAR Tech) based at 17 Wing Winnipeg died in an accident during training near Yorkton, Sask. on Wednesday. Master-Corporal Alfred Barr was a member of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron based in Winnipeg,  The RCAF’s Directorate of Flight Safety will be investigating the accident and no further information will...

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043 | New Commissioner for CCG, CAE Appointments, and Vanguard Game Changers
Feb28
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Leonardo files legal challenge to Airbus FWSAR contract
Feb23

Leonardo files legal challenge to Airbus FWSAR contract

Airbus’recently-won $4.7 billion contract to provide the Royal Canadian Air Force with a new fleet of fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft appears to be headed for some turbulence. An Italian aircraft company, which lost out in the FWSAR competition, is asking a federal court to review the decision of the Public Services and Procurement Canada to award the multi-billion...

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CAE awarded $300-M FWSAR training contract
Feb14

CAE awarded $300-M FWSAR training contract

Aviation training solutions company CAE announced that it has secured the contract to provide comprehensive aircrew and maintenance training services to support the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fixed-wing search and rescue (FWSAR) program. The contract awarded by aerospace company Airbus Defence and Space is worth approximately $200 million over the next 11 years. It includes the option for...

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Canadian Coast Guard starts icebreaking ops
Dec22

Canadian Coast Guard starts icebreaking ops

Seasonal search and rescue stations of the Canadian Coast Guard have closed for the Winter but the service’s icebreaking operations are now underway. Canada’s Coast Guard is working closely with the United States counterparts on Operation Coal Shovel, the ice-breaking activities covering southern Lake Huron, Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair and Detroit River system, Lake Erie, Lake Ontario,...

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