Canada to obtain 10,000 units of the illumination flares for search and rescue
Mar18

Canada to obtain 10,000 units of the illumination flares for search and rescue

The Government of Canada has contracted Magellan Aerospace Corporation to provide LUU-2 illumination flares for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The LUU-2 is an air-deployed high-intensity illumination flare, which the RCAF will use to support night-time search and rescue operations. The flares can produce up to 1.8 million candlepower of visual illumination for five minutes, according to a...

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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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Cybersecurity and the Naval Industry
Mar11

Cybersecurity and the Naval Industry

There is a rarely discussed aspect to the high-profile data breaches of Target and Home Depot. In both cases the installation of malware was achieved through small companies who were working with the retail giants, and in both of these cases, the smaller companies were forced out of business as a result. What these incidents highlight is the growing...

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Ship Tech Forum 2019 in pics and tweets
Mar08

Ship Tech Forum 2019 in pics and tweets

Vanguard recently hosted its sixth annual Ship Tech Forum at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on March 5th. The event was a huge success in building momentum for the future of shipbuilding in Canada. About 140 attendees participated in this one day conference, which delved into emerging technologies like AI, AR, fusion welding and digital twin in shipbuilding. Lessons...

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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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