Oct/Nov 2017 issue: Canada’s next submarine
Oct20

Oct/Nov 2017 issue: Canada’s next submarine

For almost a decade, Vanguard has the unique opportunity to partner with DEFSEC Atlantic. DEFSEC Atlantic is the second-largest defence event in Canada that is held each year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With what started out as a small show, DEFSEC has grown into an event that attracts over 1,000 people every year from Canada and beyond. At the...

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Wastewater Treatment and Canadian Military Operations
Oct17

Wastewater Treatment and Canadian Military Operations

By Nicole A. Poirier, Eng., Ph.D., FCAE In June 2017, the Government of Canada announced as part of its widely awaited new Defence Policy that it will grow defence spending over the next 10 years from $18.9 billion in 2016-17 to $32.7 billion in 2026-27. Following this welcome announcement, a flurry of headlines emerged related to improved capabilities and...

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An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC
Oct16

An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC

As part of its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Government of Canada has outlined a long-term project to renew Canada’s federal fleet of combat and non-combat vessels. One group of ships within this strategy is the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). This program consists of building up to 15 ships to replace Canada’s 12 Halifax-class frigates and three Iroquois-class destroyers....

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EP 64: Another delay for CSC and aerospace companies call on PM to move on Super Hornets
Sep13

EP 64: Another delay for CSC and aerospace companies call on PM to move on Super Hornets

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Canada sends a CC130J to Texas to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, another delay for the Canadian Surface Combatant project, and Canadian-based aerospace companies are calling on the Prime Minister to stop blocking the purchase of the Super Hornet fighter jets. Show Notes: A Royal Canadian Air Force CC130J Hercules left Canada...

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Aug/Sep 2017 issue: Costing for CSC
Sep06

Aug/Sep 2017 issue: Costing for CSC

Canada is planning to build 15 Surface Combatants starting in the early 2020s, to replace the aging fleet of the Iroquois and Halifax-class warships. As companies are putting the final touches on their bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, we have decided to focus a significant portion of this issue on the costing for this long awaited...

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Dashboard: NSS Combat Package Timeline
Aug31

Dashboard: NSS Combat Package Timeline

The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), as it was previously named, is a long-term program that was launched in June 2010 to renew the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The strategy was divided into three sections: the combat package, the non-combat package, and the smaller vessel package. In October 2011, the...

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