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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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The Future of Simulation and Training Tech
Jul12

The Future of Simulation and Training Tech

The Government of Canada lists Training and Simulation as one of Canada’s Key Industrial Capabilities (KIC): a capability that Canada believes should be invested in on major defence and Coast Guard procurements by forming part of a bidder’s Value Proposition (VP). All this is not surprising because Canada boasts one of the first and largest simulation and training companies...

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Lee Obst from Collins Aerospace talks about their offerings for Canada
May27

Lee Obst from Collins Aerospace talks about their offerings for Canada

J. Richard Jones, host of Vanguard Radio talks with Johnathon (Lee) Obst, President and Managing Director, Rockwell Collins Canada, a Collins Aerospace Company, of the capabilities of the newly formed company. Lee Obst Lee joined Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins) in 2000 as a Program Manager in the Government Systems Airborne Solutions portfolio and shortly afterwards transitioned in to...

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Changing the way people think of training. Interview with Jean-Claude Siew, Bluedrop
May27

Changing the way people think of training. Interview with Jean-Claude Siew, Bluedrop

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Jean-Claude Siew, Vice President for Technology and Simulation for Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. Jean-Claude Siew Jean-Claude has a deep understanding of training and simulation and management leadership, which he accumulated over 20 years of working in the aerospace and defence industry. He has a strong focus on...

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Canada renews commitment to the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai Peninsula
Apr25

Canada renews commitment to the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai Peninsula

Canada’s contribution to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai Peninsula through Operation CALUMET, has been extended to March 31, 2022. The announcement was made earlier today by Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chrystia Freeland. “The renewal of Operation CALUMET demonstrates Canada’s long-standing support to peace support operations in the...

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BALANCE: A new Physical Performance Strategy for the CAF
Apr23

BALANCE: A new Physical Performance Strategy for the CAF

BALANCE – that’s the name of the new Physical Performance Strategy of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), which was launched by the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance. According to a press release, the purpose of this plan is to provide CAF leaders with the “tools to promote a culture of fitness and improve the physical performance...

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