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Dashboard: Shipbuilding on Canada’s West Coast

Dashboard: Shipbuilding on Canada’s West Coast

on 12:25 pm in Dashboard, Featured Slider, February/March 2019, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Thanks to the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Seaspan Shipyards is leading the redevelopment of Canada’s shipbuilding industry from the West Coast. The NSS is a long-term program that was launched by the Government of Canada to renew the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), support job creation and revitalize the shipbuilding industry. Divided...

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Canada to obtain 10,000 units of the illumination flares for search and rescue

Canada to obtain 10,000 units of the illumination flares for search and rescue

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The Government of Canada has contracted Magellan Aerospace Corporation to provide LUU-2 illumination flares for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The LUU-2 is an air-deployed high-intensity illumination flare, which the RCAF will use to support night-time search and rescue operations. The flares can produce up to 1.8 million candlepower of visual illumination for five minutes, according to a...

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Fujitsu Consulting to provide a new maritime awareness information system to Canada

Fujitsu Consulting to provide a new maritime awareness information system to Canada

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Last week, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility Canada, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced the award of a contract that will provide Canada with a new maritime awareness information system. Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. was selected to “develop, host, and maintain” this new system, which will be funded under...

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Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

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In 2015, Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason was appointed the Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels that is being built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Cdr Gleason has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings to his current role by serving...

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Cybersecurity and the Naval Industry

Cybersecurity and the Naval Industry

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There is a rarely discussed aspect to the high-profile data breaches of Target and Home Depot. In both cases the installation of malware was achieved through small companies who were working with the retail giants, and in both of these cases, the smaller companies were forced out of business as a result. What these incidents highlight is the growing...

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Ship Tech Forum 2019 in pics and tweets

Ship Tech Forum 2019 in pics and tweets

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Vanguard recently hosted its sixth annual Ship Tech Forum at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa on March 5th. The event was a huge success in building momentum for the future of shipbuilding in Canada. About 140 attendees participated in this one day conference, which delved into emerging technologies like AI, AR, fusion welding and digital twin in shipbuilding. Lessons...

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Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia

Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia

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In Canadian eyes, Australian defence policy appears to be getting it right. With seemingly bipartisan support on the country’s security challenges and generous defence budgets to boot, the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) have spent the last decade or more purchasing maritime patrol aircraft, amphibious assault helicopter carriers and air warfare destroyers. That such projects are being acquired amid a...

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Using digital twins in shipbuilding

Using digital twins in shipbuilding

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The concept of a digital twin in shipbuilding is about making a digital copy of a real ship to help optimize the design, maintenance, production and sustainability of a physical ship. This digital platform will aid in the development of new vessels for which the exact digital replicas will be updated throughout the lifecycle of the ships. Image: Maritime...

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Removing the “boom and bust” periods of shipbuilding

Removing the “boom and bust” periods of shipbuilding

on 11:47 am in Featured Slider, February/March 2019, From the Editor in Chief, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Recent Posts | 0 comments

During the previous two decades, shipbuilding in Canada had virtually ceased. With no new significant orders, local shipyards were becoming obsolete and the workforce was shrinking. However, in 2010, new life was injected into the marine industry with the announcement of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, later renamed as the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The Government of Canada decided...

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Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

on 9:42 am in Air, Arctic, Cyber, Featured Slider, February/March 2019, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

We are happy to announce that the February/March issue of Vanguard is now available. Built on the theme of shipbuilding and ISS, this edition carries features on the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, national shipbuilding plans of Canada and Australia, and lessons from In-Service Support. Articles: The future HMCS Harry DeWolf, an interview with Cdr Corey L. E. Gleason By...

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