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Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet

Canada announces steps to merge the Australian F-18s into its current fleet

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With the recent announcement to purchase 18 used Australian F-18 fighter jets, Canada has issued a list of steps needed to integrate the F-18s with its current fleet of CF-18s. Life extension and upgrade Canada is planning to proceed with technical work to modify the Australian F-18 aircraft to meet similar configuration of the CF-18s. This will make it...

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RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019

RFP for Canada’s future fighter jets could be out by 2019

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The competition for Canada’s future fighter jets may start in less than two years, according to Lt. Gen. Michael Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). “The plan right now is to have a request for proposal out to industry by 2019,” the commander said during an exclusive interview with Defence News. “A 2019 RFP would get...

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EP 70: Iron Ram 2017, Discovery Air gets CATS program and a visit to Air Mobility Training Centre in Trenton

EP 70: Iron Ram 2017, Discovery Air gets CATS program and a visit to Air Mobility Training Centre in Trenton

on 4:32 pm in Air, CAF, Featured Slider, Land, Podcast, Recent Posts, Simulation, Training, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

In this show, Exercise IRON RAM to sharpen Canadian Army soldiers combat skills, Discovery Air Defence has been awarded the contract for the CATS program, and hear about Marcello Sukhdeo’s visit to the Air Mobility Training Centre in Trenton.   Show Notes: About 2,400 soldiers from the Canadian Army that are a part of the 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade...

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AIAC elects Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada as new Chair

AIAC elects Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada as new Chair

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Earlier today, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) announced the appointment of Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, as Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors. Garneau, who is responsible for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada’s Mirabel operations, is taking over from David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence, who served as Chair of the AIAC...

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Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake

Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake

on 3:38 pm in Air, Cyber, Featured Slider, Innovation, IT, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

By: Valarie Findlay No industry is immune to cyber breaches, but few evoke visions of catastrophic loss and devastation than an aviation cyber attack. Despite being the safest mode of transport, the aviation industry’s potential for large-scale loss makes it a high-value target for malicious actors. Aviation’s inextricably connected systems and processes present numerous contact points for cyber threats,...

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EP 69: The wind beneath their wings, an interview with Marc Bouvrette, Gap Wireless

EP 69: The wind beneath their wings, an interview with Marc Bouvrette, Gap Wireless

on 1:56 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Innovation, Podcast, Recent Posts, Technology, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

In this show, Marcello Sukhdeo talks with Marc Bouvrette, president of Gap Wireless about Unmanned Aerial Vehicle solutions (UAVs). Hear about UAV trends, solutions, applications, training, regulations, and what to expect beyond 2020. Questions include: What trends are you seeing in the marketplace for Enterprise-grade drones and other UAV solutions? What differentiates drones suited for the enterprise versus consumer-level...

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Oct/Nov 2017 issue: Canada’s next submarine

Oct/Nov 2017 issue: Canada’s next submarine

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For almost a decade, Vanguard has the unique opportunity to partner with DEFSEC Atlantic. DEFSEC Atlantic is the second-largest defence event in Canada that is held each year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With what started out as a small show, DEFSEC has grown into an event that attracts over 1,000 people every year from Canada and beyond. At the...

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EP 66: Game Changer Jim Quick and US not to defend Canada

EP 66: Game Changer Jim Quick and US not to defend Canada

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In this episode, Marcello Sukhdeo talks about Vanguard’s Game Changer series focusing on our latest Game Changer Jim Quick from AIAC and U.S. policy directs the American military not to defend Canada if it is targeted in a ballistic missile...

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Game Changer: John Mannarino, President, Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.

Game Changer: John Mannarino, President, Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.

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Meet John Mannarino, Vanguard’s latest Game Changer. John is the President of Mannarino Systems & Software Inc. About 18 years ago, he started out in the defence industry as a control system engineer at a gas turbine engine OEM in Montreal. His first seven years were spent in engineering including design, analysis, modeling, testing & certification.  “This was great...

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EP 65: Ukraine peacekeeping, Boeing and Bombardier battle and North Korea issues new warnings

EP 65: Ukraine peacekeeping, Boeing and Bombardier battle and North Korea issues new warnings

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In this episode, the Russian President is opened to the idea of having UN peacekeepers in Ukraine, also the U.K. Prime Minister asked U.S. President Donald Trump to intervene in a court dispute between Boeing and Bombardier. And lastly, North Korea issued warnings of “forthcoming measures” against the United States after the latest round of sanctions was announced. Show...

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