Do you know where your suppliers are?
Jun30

Do you know where your suppliers are?

Trump’s Trade war will force country of origin tracking in supply chains. I wrote an article in the Toronto SUN newspaper a few months ago titled, “How America won the chicken war and why Trump will try it again”. The crux of the article was about a tax that the Germans imposed on American chicken after the Second World...

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A new technology in Canada to modernize HF radio
Jun09

A new technology in Canada to modernize HF radio

Since its modest introduction in the early 1900s, high-frequency (HF) communications have come a long way. Today, with the advancement of technology, HF radios are seen as an invention of the past and for many, it should remain there, but that is not the case. HF has evolved with technology and today is a viable communications tool for both...

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Arctic Ports for Canadian Seapower – Part 2
May24

Arctic Ports for Canadian Seapower – Part 2

By Timothy Choi My previous post explored some of the benefits that could be accrued from establishing ports in the Arctic, not least in possibly strengthening Canada’s claim to a contested extended continental shelf if it were to reach UN arbitration. As I noted in my last article, a state’s ability to respond to maritime security emergencies in the area in...

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Developing the Super Soldier
May08

Developing the Super Soldier

Maintaining a competitive advantage on the battlefield not only requires sound military strategy and weaponry, but also a consistently high degree of performance by soldiers, who are increasingly operating in multidimensional roles. In getting to that point, leaders within the defence sector are looking to develop super soldiers – individuals who can adapt quickly to the changing dynamics of...

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On the road to greater representation of women in the CAF
Apr10

On the road to greater representation of women in the CAF

By Diane Riddell Defence Scientist Barbara Waruszynski and her colleagues have been travelling the country, listening to women of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). They have been to bases and wings, locations large and small, and have met with women at all levels in small focus groups. Women have been sharing what it means for them to be in...

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Nova Scotia marine innovation gets $4.5-M boost from Irving
Mar17

Nova Scotia marine innovation gets $4.5-M boost from Irving

Irving Shipbuilding this week pumped in $4.5 million to support local marine innovation and commercialization. The shipbuilder is investing the amount, over a period of five years, in Dartmouth’s newly-established Centre for Ocean Ventures and Entrepreneurship (COVE). COVE is operated by the Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise (IORE). It is in the early stages of transforming a former Canadian...

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