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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

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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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EP 62: Protecting the oceans, Warning asylum seekers, and US troops in Afghanistan

EP 62: Protecting the oceans, Warning asylum seekers, and US troops in Afghanistan

on 7:22 pm in Defense, Featured Slider, Land, Leadership, Naval, Podcast, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Marcello Sukhdeo talks about the US to increase troops deployment to Afghanistan, the Prime Minister’s stance on asylum seekers crossing the border into Canada and the Oceans Protection Plan. Show Notes: U.S. President, Donald Trump recently endorsed the option to increase troops to Afghanistan but has not provided any specific numbers. In referring...

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EP 59: Calls to terminate weaponized armoured vehicles exports to Saudi Arabia

EP 59: Calls to terminate weaponized armoured vehicles exports to Saudi Arabia

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In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Marcello Sukhdeo talks about the news about Saudi Arabia using Canadian made military vehicles in clashes with militants, the former defence minister, Peter MacKay regrets not signing the U.S. ballistic missile defence program and the purchase of new machine guns for the Canadian Armed Forces. Show Notes Saudi Arabia The Government of Canada...

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Canada’s Defence Policy aims to increase spending by 70 per cent in 10 years

Canada’s Defence Policy aims to increase spending by 70 per cent in 10 years

on 8:30 pm in Air, Defence budget, Featured Slider, Land, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Strong, Secure, Engaged – are words that will undoubtedly be spoken many times in the next few years. That’s the theme of Canada’s new defence policy – “a new vision and approach to defence” – issued by the Liberal government. Earlier today, Canada’s Defence Policy was unveiled after numerous setbacks and delays with the aim of ensuring Canada is:...

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EP 53: Maple Resolve and Tax exemption for military serving overseas

EP 53: Maple Resolve and Tax exemption for military serving overseas

on 5:49 pm in Defense, Development, Featured Slider, Land, Podcast, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

Tax exemption for those serving on overseas missions, the military exercise Maple Resolve and the announcement of defence deals with Saudi Arabia that has caused shares to jump for some defence giants. All this in this episode of Vanguard Radio. This show is brought to you by Gap Wireless. Gap Wireless provides UAV hardware and software solutions for inspection, survey...

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One soldier dead, three others injured in training

One soldier dead, three others injured in training

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Investigators are looking into a training accident Tuesday morning at the Canadian Forces Base Wainright in Alberta that has resulted in the death of an army sergeant and injuring of three other soldiers. Sgt. Robert J. Dynerowicz of the Royal Canadian Dragoons based in Petawawa, Ont., was killed when the light armoured vehicle he was riding rolled over during...

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Key figure in Canadians’ beheading killed in clash with Philippine troops

Key figure in Canadians’ beheading killed in clash with Philippine troops

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A terrorist commander, believed to have played a key role in the 2015 beheadings of two Canadians in the Philippines, was killed in a battle with government troops. A statement from the Armed Forces of Philippines said Muammar Askali alias Abu Rahmi was among six members of the Muslim terror group Abu Sayyaf who were killed during a gun...

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Vimy Ridge: Canada emerges, at a cost

Vimy Ridge: Canada emerges, at a cost

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By Steven Fouchard  The Battle of Vimy Ridge, which began 100 years ago in April 1917, is widely viewed as the fire in which the Canadian nation was forged. Given the cost paid – 11,000 casualties, 3,000 of them fatal, over four days – it is understandable that some take a less romantic view of the event. Many historians...

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Canada, Ukraine agreement basis for defence research, arms sale

Canada, Ukraine agreement basis for defence research, arms sale

on 6:19 pm in Diplomacy, Featured Slider, Land, Leadership, NATO, Procurement, Recent Posts, Security, Technology, Training | 0 comments

Ties between Canada and Ukraine grew stronger this week with the signing in Ottawa of a defence co-operation agreement between the two countries. Defence policies, defence research, development, production, and military education are among the areas touch on by the bilateral arrangement signed Monday by Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Ukrainian Defence Minister Stepan Poltorak. Called the Canada-Ukraine Defence...

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CAF anti-ISIS mission extended

CAF anti-ISIS mission extended

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Canadian military training missions in northern Iraq against ISIS will continue until the end of June this year beyond its earlier deadline . Coalition forces have been making gains against the terrorist group, also known as Daesh and the extension will provide the Government of Canada “the time required to assess the evolving nature of the fight,” according to...

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