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Airbus pulls out of Canada’s future fighter competition

Airbus pulls out of Canada’s future fighter competition

on 10:23 am in Air, CAF, Featured Slider, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Last Friday, the Government of Canada was officially informed that the Eurofighter Typhoon will no longer be in the running as a contender for the next-gen fighters for Canada. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (UK MoD) and Airbus Defence and Space decided to withdraw from Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP) after conducting a “detailed review of the...

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Canada to modernize and grow its CH-149 Cormorant fleet

Canada to modernize and grow its CH-149 Cormorant fleet

on 2:48 pm in Air, CAF, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

As part of its undertaking in equipping the Canadian Armed Forces through defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada is investing in the search and rescue fleet of CH-149 Cormorant helicopters.  Recently in Comox, British Columbia, Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced that the CH-149 fleet will “receive at least two additional helicopters and be upgraded to extend its life to...

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Game Changer: James Castle, CEO, President & Founder, Terranova Aerospace

Game Changer: James Castle, CEO, President & Founder, Terranova Aerospace

on 3:47 pm in Air, August/September 2019, Featured Slider, Game Changers, Recent Posts | 0 comments

James Castle started his career in the defence and security industry over 20 years ago as an Emergency Manager in Ontario and was trained as an Incident Commander by the Toronto Police Service, Public Order Unit. While working in this industry, he came to realize the tremendous opportunity of how innovative technologies in drones, AI, and cybersecurity can improve...

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Canada issues RFP for 88 future fighter jets

Canada issues RFP for 88 future fighter jets

on 4:23 pm in Air, CAF, Defense, Featured Slider, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

The long-awaited Request for Proposal (RFP) for the purchase of 88 fighter jets for the Royal Canadian Air Force has finally been released. On July 23, the government issued the formal RFP to four eligible suppliers: SAAB AB (publ)—AeronauticsAirbus Defense and Space GmbH (with MBDA UK Limited, L3 Technologies MAS and CAE Canada)Lockheed Martin Corporation (Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company)...

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Advancement in pilot training solutions, an interview with Peter Fedak, SkyAlyne

Advancement in pilot training solutions, an interview with Peter Fedak, SkyAlyne

on 4:09 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Podcast, Procurement, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

In May 2018, CAE and KF Aerospace joined together to form SkyAlyne Canada, a 50/50 joint venture that focuses on developing and delivering military pilot and aircrew training in Canada. Currently, CAE and KF Aerospace deliver all phases of pilot training to the Royal Canadian Air Force through the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program managed by CAE,...

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Providing ISR services on demand, an interview with Joseph Galimberti, PAL Aerospace

Providing ISR services on demand, an interview with Joseph Galimberti, PAL Aerospace

on 1:21 pm in Air, Featured Slider, In Service Support, Podcast, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Joseph Galimberti, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs of PAL Aerospace. PAL Aerospace is a diversified international aerospace and defence company headquartered in Canada. With over four decades of operations, PAL has continuously built on their experience to evolve into a global leader of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance...

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Lee Obst from Collins Aerospace talks about their offerings for Canada

Lee Obst from Collins Aerospace talks about their offerings for Canada

on 2:34 pm in Air, CAF, Featured Slider, Podcast, Recent Posts, Technology, Training, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

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

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

on 12:21 pm in Air, CAF, Coast Guard, Featured Slider, Podcast, Recent Posts, Simulation, Training, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

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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Interview with Colonel Jason Kenny, Director of Air Requirements, RCAF

Interview with Colonel Jason Kenny, Director of Air Requirements, RCAF

on 2:44 pm in Air, April/May 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, Recent Posts | 0 comments

In 1993, under the Regular Officer Training Plan, Colonel Kenny joined the Canadian Armed Forces. He attended le Collège Militaire Royale de St-Jean and later graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada at Kingston with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. By the end of 1999, he completed his pilot training and began serving with 415 Maritime...

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Game Changer: Joe Armstrong, Vice President & General Manager, CAE

Game Changer: Joe Armstrong, Vice President & General Manager, CAE

on 2:17 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Game Changers, Leadership, Recent Posts | 0 comments

It was during the time he was undertaking his masters degree program that Joe Armstrong began his career in the Aerospace and Defence industry, some 20 years ago. “I had the good fortune of being in ‘the right place at the right time’ at the beginning of a joint Canadian Forces, Academia, and Industrial research program,” he said. This...

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