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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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Wastewater Treatment and Canadian Military Operations

Wastewater Treatment and Canadian Military Operations

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By Nicole A. Poirier, Eng., Ph.D., FCAE In June 2017, the Government of Canada announced as part of its widely awaited new Defence Policy that it will grow defence spending over the next 10 years from $18.9 billion in 2016-17 to $32.7 billion in 2026-27. Following this welcome announcement, a flurry of headlines emerged related to improved capabilities and...

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An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC

An Interview with Rod Story from the PBO on Costing for CSC

on 1:04 pm in Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

As part of its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Government of Canada has outlined a long-term project to renew Canada’s federal fleet of combat and non-combat vessels. One group of ships within this strategy is the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). This program consists of building up to 15 ships to replace Canada’s 12 Halifax-class frigates and three Iroquois-class destroyers....

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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

on 2:37 pm in Air, CAF, Defense, Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Podcast, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

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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Aug/Sep 2017 issue: Costing for CSC

Aug/Sep 2017 issue: Costing for CSC

on 9:18 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, From the Editor in Chief, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Canada is planning to build 15 Surface Combatants starting in the early 2020s, to replace the aging fleet of the Iroquois and Halifax-class warships. As companies are putting the final touches on their bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, we have decided to focus a significant portion of this issue on the costing for this long awaited...

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Dashboard: NSS Combat Package Timeline

Dashboard: NSS Combat Package Timeline

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The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), as it was previously named, is a long-term program that was launched in June 2010 to renew the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The strategy was divided into three sections: the combat package, the non-combat package, and the smaller vessel package. In October 2011, the...

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Interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard

Interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard

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From the June/July 2017 issue. In March 2017, Jeffery Hutchinson was appointed as the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, serving previously in the position of Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding from 2015 to 2017. Prior to this, Commissioner Hutchinson held the positions of Director General, National Strategies, and Director General, Integrated Business Management Services. Managing Editor of Vanguard,...

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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 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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The Oceans Protection Plan – Canada’s new direction to protect its coasts

The Oceans Protection Plan – Canada’s new direction to protect its coasts

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By Transport Canada When the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska and spilled 44,000 tonnes of oil in 1989, everything changed for marine safety around the world. The international marine community worked together to rewrite the rules to enhance ship safety and spill response while ensuring that industry paid for cleanup costs. Since this accident occurred,...

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