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The RCAF to receive over $40M in new snow-clearing equipment

The RCAF to receive over $40M in new snow-clearing equipment

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Starting later this year, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will be receiving new runway snow clearing equipment. Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan announced yesterday that Airport Technologies of Southport, Manitoba has been awarded a contract to deliver some new snow equipment, which will be used at six RCAF main operating bases (3 Wing Bagotville, 4 Wing Cold Lake,...

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Facts about FAcT with Amy Gowder, Lockheed Martin Canada

Facts about FAcT with Amy Gowder, Lockheed Martin Canada

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As Canada continues to ramp up for the execution of the Future Aircrew Training program (FAcT), the shortlist of qualified suppliers is getting ready for the release of the RFP. One such supplier is Lockheed Martin Canada. In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones talks with Amy Gowder, Vice President and General Manager for Lockheed Martin’s Training...

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Canada completes fourth Air Task Force deployment in Romania

Canada completes fourth Air Task Force deployment in Romania

on 2:15 pm in Air, Featured Slider, NATO, Recent Posts, Training | 0 comments

About 135 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel and five CF-188 Super Hornets will return home some time this month after performing a four-month NATO enhanced Air Policing mission in Romania. Canada’s Air Task Force (ATF)-Romania consists of members of the 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron and other personnel from 2 Air Expeditionary Wing, 3 Wing Bagotville, and 19 Wing Comox....

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Lockheed Martin and Canadian UAVs to provide UAVs operators with complete picture for BVLOS flights

Lockheed Martin and Canadian UAVs to provide UAVs operators with complete picture for BVLOS flights

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Providing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) is a vital way to increase the effectiveness and potential of UAVs. But the increased range of BVLOS operations requires real-time airspace situational awareness for the UAV pilot and support crew to ensure safe and repeatable operations. To meet this challenge, Canadian UAVs, an unmanned aviation...

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Snowbirds and their jets to return to Canada after the crash in Georgia

Snowbirds and their jets to return to Canada after the crash in Georgia

on 4:32 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Recent Posts, Training | 0 comments

On October 13, a CT-114 Tutor aircraft from the Canadian Armed Forces Air Demonstration Team (Snowbirds) crashed on its way to the Atlanta Air Show that was being held at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Georgia. Luckily, the pilot Captain Kevin Domon-Grenier ejected successfully before the accident and escaped with minor injuries.  According to the investigator’s report, the...

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CAE upgrades FTDs for ‘more immersive and realistic’ ground-based training for NFTC program

CAE upgrades FTDs for ‘more immersive and realistic’ ground-based training for NFTC program

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As part of its pilot training program with the Royal Canadian Air Force, CAE recently completed major upgrades to the CT-156 Harvard (T-6) and CT-155 Hawk flight training devices (FTDs) at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. FTDs are used for ground-based training as part of the NATO Flying Training in Canada (NFTC) program for which CAE is the prime contractor....

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Dashboard: Future Fighter Capability Project Timeline

Dashboard: Future Fighter Capability Project Timeline

on 3:51 pm in Air, Dashboard, Featured Slider, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Through its defence policy Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada has launched an open competition to purchase 88 advanced fighter jets to replace its current fighter fleet. In this Dashboard, we take a look at the different steps in this process starting with the launch in December 2017 to the complete replacement of the CF-18 Super Hornet fleet by 2031 and...

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RPAS to Detect, Identify and Track Targets

RPAS to Detect, Identify and Track Targets

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Through Initiatives 50 and 91 of Strong, Secure, Engaged, Canada is looking at acquiring Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) capability to perform precision strikes to support Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) domestic and international operations. In May this year, Canada invited potential suppliers to submit their proposals. L3 Technologies MAS Inc. and the United States Government and General Atomics Aeronautical...

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AIAC Charts Path for the Future of Aerospace with Vision 2025

AIAC Charts Path for the Future of Aerospace with Vision 2025

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One year ago, the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) launched Vision 2025, our industry-led initiative to start a new dialogue between government, stakeholders, industry and the public, about the future of Canada’s aerospace sector. Together with Vision 2025 Chair, Former Premier and Deputy Prime Minister Jean Charest, we travelled the country consulting with all aspects of Canada’s aerospace...

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The F-35 Lightning II, a Strategic Asset

The F-35 Lightning II, a Strategic Asset

on 3:35 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Opinion, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

In The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World, author Walter Kiechel III traces the evolution of corporate strategy from its beginnings to the global financial collapse of 2008. That so many financially minded strategy “experts” seem to have gotten everything so very wrong in the lead up to the collapse motivated Kiechel to...

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