Interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard
Aug29

Interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard

From the June/July 2017 issue. In March 2017, Jeffery Hutchinson was appointed as the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, serving previously in the position of Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding from 2015 to 2017. Prior to this, Commissioner Hutchinson held the positions of Director General, National Strategies, and Director General, Integrated Business Management Services. Managing Editor of Vanguard,...

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Lockheed Martin completes IRB commitments for CC-130J
Aug16

Lockheed Martin completes IRB commitments for CC-130J

Lockheed Martin announced recently, the completion of its Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments, valued at $1.4 billion for the Aircraft Capability Project – Tactical (ACP-T) program. This contract was awarded in December 2007, for 17 CC-130J Super Hercules to replace the CC-130E Hercules aircraft fleet. Completed one year ahead of plan, the global security and aerospace company met all its...

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Parachute malfunction cited in SAR tech’s death
Mar10

Parachute malfunction cited in SAR tech’s death

Officers of an Air Force search and rescue technician who died Wednesday during a routine training jump said equipment malfunction could be involved in the death of Master Cpl. Alfred Barr. “All we know at this point is there was a malfunction, it was associated with the parachute, but there’s a lot of steps in place to have a...

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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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Game Changer: Simon Jacques, Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc.
Feb21

Game Changer: Simon Jacques, Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc.

As President of Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc., a division of Airbus Defence Space Inc., Simon Jacques is “responsible for all Airbus Defence and Space programs in Canada” by providing “oversight and direction at all stages, be it before or during an RFP and while executing a contract.” The Airbus portfolio “is quite expansive” with the likes of...

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Latest marine tech showcased at Shipbuilding Technology Forum
Feb16

Latest marine tech showcased at Shipbuilding Technology Forum

Opportunities abound for various companies as Canada moves forward with its multi-billion dollar shipbuilding program. To stay on top of the game your organizations needs to be in the know on not only what are the emerging maritime technologies and trends but you also must have a clear understanding of what DND, the Navy and Coast Guard need. Vanguard’s...

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