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MARITECH facilitates discussion on attracting and retaining young professionals

MARITECH facilitates discussion on attracting and retaining young professionals

on 3:30 pm in August/September 2019, Naval, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Each year, millions of young people enter the workforce, and some go on to work in the professional field. These young adults become known as young professionals. Organizations across all industries are looking at how to attract and retain these young professionals, but it is not such an easy task. Studies have shown that professionals from the millennial generation...

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Lockheed Martin’s 3 Decades of Marine and Defence Innovation in Canada

Lockheed Martin’s 3 Decades of Marine and Defence Innovation in Canada

on 3:26 pm in August/September 2019, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval | 0 comments

Back in February of this year, Lockheed Martin Canada was awarded the contract for the design of Canada’s future warships and to provide the combat management system for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC.) A naval success story for a company that is 30 years in the making. In 1983, Lockheed Martin Canada was contracted as the combat system integrator...

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30 Years of Marine and Defence Innovation, an Interview with Gary Fudge, Lockheed Martin Canada

30 Years of Marine and Defence Innovation, an Interview with Gary Fudge, Lockheed Martin Canada

on 1:30 pm in Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Podcast, Recent Posts, Vanguard Radio | 0 comments

The Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project was talked about and debated for a number of years. Today, the contract has been awarded and work will commence in the early 2020s with an expected delivery of the first of 15 ships by mid-2020s. In February 2019, the Government of Canada confirmed that the bid from Lockheed Martin Canada has been...

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Hands on experience with digital knowledge

Hands on experience with digital knowledge

on 2:21 pm in August/September 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, Naval, Recent Posts, Sponsored, Technology | 0 comments

For almost two decades, Fleetway Inc. has been serving the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in various roles including the In-Service Support to the Halifax-class frigates, Integrated Logistics Support and training to the Arctic Offshore Support Ship project, and Supportability Support to the Canadian Surface Combatant project. Given this history, Fleetway is well versed in maintenance, design and performance parameters...

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Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition

Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition

on 3:13 pm in Arctic, August/September 2019, CAF, Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

We are excited to share with you the August//September 2019 edition of Vanguard. In this issue, we focus on the Arctic and Naval Procurement in Canada. Read about the Arctic strategies of the U.S. and Canada, Russia’s push for icebreakers, the latest on the Canadian Surface Combatant project and more. Features include: Requirements Reconciliation of the Canadian Surface CombatantAn...

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The Future of Shipbuilding in Canada

The Future of Shipbuilding in Canada

on 2:27 pm in Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Recent Posts | 0 comments

As a maritime nation with the longest coastline in the world, and being surrounded by water on three borders, Canada requires relevant vessels to manage both domestic and international obligations. These ships play a fundamental part in protecting sovereignty, search and rescue missions, surveillance, seaborne transportation and logistics needs. Currently, Canada is working to outfit the Royal Canadian Navy...

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Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

on 2:10 pm in Featured Slider, June/July 2019, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

On 3 May 2012, Prime Minister Harper stated at the dedication of the Royal Canadian Navy Monument: “Canada is a maritime nation, a maritime nation with trade, commerce and interests around the world.” Mahan, a noted naval strategist and historian, in his Principles of Seapower outlined six major principles that determine whether or not a nation is a maritime...

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The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

on 3:27 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, From the Editor in Chief, June/July 2019, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

A few weeks ago, I attended the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ major event of the year – CANSEC. As Canada’s largest defence trade show, CANSEC has been instrumental in bringing both local and international companies to showcase their innovative solutions for Canada. This year there was a slew of equipment, technologies and innovative solutions on display...

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Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion

Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion

on 2:51 pm in Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Procurement, Recent Posts | 0 comments

The latest Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) report, The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants: 2019 Update, issued on June 21, 2019, estimated the cost of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project at $69.8 billion over 26 years. This consists of $5.3 billion in pre-production costs, $53.2 billion in production costs, and $11.4 billion in project-wide costs. This cost has been...

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CAF’s Commodore Josée Kurtz takes over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two

CAF’s Commodore Josée Kurtz takes over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two

on 12:00 pm in CAF, Featured Slider, Leadership, NATO, Naval, Recent Posts | 0 comments

In a change of command ceremony held in Souda Bay, Crete on June 15, Commodore Josée Kurtz of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). According to a press release, SNMG2 is one of four multinational, high readiness maritime forces comprised of vessels from allied countries, which are permanently available...

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