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Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC

Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC

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In June 2011, Jim Quick moved into his current position as the President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), after spending a few years in the chemical industry. Making that transition to the aerospace industry, Jim quickly realized that “every day is different with new opportunities and challenges.” But not only that, “each day you get...

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EP 64: Another delay for CSC and aerospace companies call on PM to move on Super Hornets

EP 64: Another delay for CSC and aerospace companies call on PM to move on Super Hornets

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In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Canada sends a CC130J to Texas to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, another delay for the Canadian Surface Combatant project, and Canadian-based aerospace companies are calling on the Prime Minister to stop blocking the purchase of the Super Hornet fighter jets. Show Notes: A Royal Canadian Air Force CC130J Hercules left Canada...

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Trudeau says no change to defence shield and Afghanistan issues

Trudeau says no change to defence shield and Afghanistan issues

on 2:32 pm in Air, Defense, Featured Slider, NATO, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it clear that the Liberal government will not change its stance about signing onto the continental ballistic missile defence shield and sending troops back into Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters in Montreal yesterday, the Prime Minister said his government will always make decisions that are best for Canadians. “And our long-standing positions on those two...

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EP 61: NATO Air Policing, and the latest news from Lockheed Martin and Thales

EP 61: NATO Air Policing, and the latest news from Lockheed Martin and Thales

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In this Vanguard Radio, CAF to deploy team for NATO Air Policing, Lockheed Martin completes its Industrial Regional Benefits commitments and Thales has been awarded the AJISS contact for up to 35 years. Show Notes Four CF-18 Hornets and over 130 Canadian Armed Forces personnel will participate in NATO Air Policing in Romania from September to December 2017. NATO...

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CAF to participate in NATO Air Policing in Romania

CAF to participate in NATO Air Policing in Romania

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Four Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CF-18 Hornets and over 130 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel will participate in NATO Air Policing in Romania from September to December 2017. NATO Air Policing is part of Operation REASSURANCE, which since 2014, the CAF has participated in to support NATO assurance and deterrence measures in Europe. These measures demonstrate the Allies...

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Lockheed Martin completes IRB commitments for CC-130J

Lockheed Martin completes IRB commitments for CC-130J

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Lockheed Martin announced recently, the completion of its Industrial Regional Benefits (IRB) commitments, valued at $1.4 billion for the Aircraft Capability Project – Tactical (ACP-T) program. This contract was awarded in December 2007, for 17 CC-130J Super Hercules to replace the CC-130E Hercules aircraft fleet. Completed one year ahead of plan, the global security and aerospace company met all its...

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The Digital Age and Joint Targeting

The Digital Age and Joint Targeting

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By Daniel Landry The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) prides itself on being ready. Operational plans are always in the works to meet the need of the day, and this planning process is an endless endeavour where options are devised for all manner of contingencies in this unpredictable world. So it will be no surprise that a committed Defence team has...

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EP 60: Military Police National Motorcycle Relay is on the way

EP 60: Military Police National Motorcycle Relay is on the way

on 3:13 pm in Air, Peacekeeping, Podcast, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

In this episode, we cover the news about the return of two Halifax-class frigates from the Asia-Pacific region, National Peacekeepers Day and the 9th annual Military Police National Motorcycle Relay is on the way. Show Notes Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Winnipeg and Ottawa returned recently to Canada after a five-month deployment in the Asia-Pacific on POSEIDON CUTLASS 17....

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Bluedrop’s Rear Crew Mission Trainer – a fully immersive virtual trainer

Bluedrop’s Rear Crew Mission Trainer – a fully immersive virtual trainer

on 8:51 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Modelling, Recent Posts, Simulation, Training, Video | 0 comments

With substantial cost savings over live training, virtual training has been increasing in popularity globally, especially in the military sector. The advantage that virtual training brings though, is not only limited to cost benefits, it also provides safety for the crew, improved navigation, the growth of skills, improved communications, less operational risks, data capture and improved user performance. It...

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Forget everything you know about HF

Forget everything you know about HF

on 3:02 pm in Air, Featured Slider, Innovation, Recent Posts, Technology | 0 comments

By Thaddeus Zeglen It’s ancient, hard to use, has limited bandwidth and requires huge black boxes. Its reliability and throughput issues make it greatly inferior to SATCOM for data communications. When you’re talking about high-frequency (HF) communications, you’re also talking about low expectations. These are typical associations with HF technology in the age of SATCOM – so it might...

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