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Technology, Innovation and People: AJISS Prime Contractor Thales Shares Keys to Success
Sep12

Technology, Innovation and People: AJISS Prime Contractor Thales Shares Keys to Success

In 2017, the Government of Canada awarded Thales with the largest In-Service Support contract in Canada’s history. As the prime contractor for Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships and Joint Support Ships In-Service Support (AJISS) program for up to thirty-five years, the scope of the project includes overseeing the refit, repair and maintenance of Canada’s Arctic Patrol Ships (AOPS)...

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Hunter and Galaxy’s game-changing solution improves communications in the North
Sep06

Hunter and Galaxy’s game-changing solution improves communications in the North

Communications in the North has always been a challenge due to topography, climate, and distance. For example, broadband coverage, which we take for granted, was not available if you were anywhere 65 degrees north latitude. Imagine living in North America and not having high-speed internet. That was the case for years, but now it has changed. Galaxy Broadband and...

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Hands on experience with digital knowledge
Sep05

Hands on experience with digital knowledge

For almost two decades, Fleetway Inc. has been serving the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in various roles including the In-Service Support to the Halifax-class frigates, Integrated Logistics Support and training to the Arctic Offshore Support Ship project, and Supportability Support to the Canadian Surface Combatant project. Given this history, Fleetway is well versed in maintenance, design and performance parameters...

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Surviving and Growing: the constant challenges of SMBs in Canada’s Defence and Aerospace Domain
Sep04

Surviving and Growing: the constant challenges of SMBs in Canada’s Defence and Aerospace Domain

With billions of dollars announced for new programs and an acquisition budget coupled with defence procurement policies, it may seem that the environment is ideal for SMBs to grow and prosper in the coming years. The reality is not as simple as SMBs need to navigate their way through the procurement processes and constant delays in programs. Accessibility to...

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Thales enhances the operational effectiveness of Army training
May13

Thales enhances the operational effectiveness of Army training

A forward-looking, innovative and agile force, the Canadian Army continues to seek capabilities that enhance operational effectiveness.  With this in mind, the Army has articulated a clear vision and expectations for its Land Vehicle Crew Training System (LVCTS) program.  The delivery, technology and innovation demand put forth by the DND project team has set a challenging target for industry...

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Wiring the Tactical Vest:  Reimagining the role of connectivity in communications, sensing, and protection of ground forces
May07

Wiring the Tactical Vest: Reimagining the role of connectivity in communications, sensing, and protection of ground forces

Military organizations around the world have been working on the seemingly impossible task of reducing the size and weight of soldiers’ equipment while simultaneously increasing functionality and power. For engineers dealing with connectivity issues, this means smaller and smaller connectors, cables and devices. Weight is a particularly vital consideration for the dismounted soldier, who typically carries more than 80...

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