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Jim Quick: ‘The future of Canada’s space sector is in peril without urgent action’

Jim Quick: ‘The future of Canada’s space sector is in peril without urgent action’

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The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) recently issued its 2017 Annual Report, Looking to the Future. This report gives an overview of AIAC’s achievements last year and takes a look at the future of the aerospace industry in Canada. “We achieved important results for our members on many fronts,” writes Jim Quick, President & CEO of AIAC in...

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C4ISR and Beyond 2018: An outstanding success

C4ISR and Beyond 2018: An outstanding success

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Last week, attendees from the defence and security sectors in Canada congregated together to discuss lessons learned, technological advancement and its impact on the industry at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa for the fourth annual C4ISR and Beyond event hosted by Vanguard Magazine. “The 4th annual C4ISR & Beyond conference was an outstanding success,” says Terri Pavelic, editor-in-chief...

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MDA signs contract with Scanex for RADARSAT-2 distribution

MDA signs contract with Scanex for RADARSAT-2 distribution

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Last week, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA), a global communications and information company announced that it has signed a contract with Scanex, a leader in the field of satellite monitoring. This will allow Scanex to continue serving and distributing RADARSAT-2 data products and information services to its clients. The RADARSAT-2 satellite gathers data in any light or weather...

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Game Changer: Simon Jacques, Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc.

Game Changer: Simon Jacques, Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc.

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As President of Airbus Defence & Space Canada Inc., a division of Airbus Defence Space Inc., Simon Jacques is “responsible for all Airbus Defence and Space programs in Canada” by providing “oversight and direction at all stages, be it before or during an RFP and while executing a contract.” The Airbus portfolio “is quite expansive” with the likes of...

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Game Changer: Brent Perrott, Hunter Communications Inc.

Game Changer: Brent Perrott, Hunter Communications Inc.

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Meet our latest Game Changer – Brent Perrott. Brent is the founder and president of Hunter Communications Inc., a satellite bandwidth and teleport provider which has been around for 15 years. In his company, Brent said, “a title doesn’t necessarily define the job, like everyone working for Hunter, we all do whatever is needed to satisfy our clients.” Learn...

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C4ISR takes centre stage in upcoming 2017 defence industry event

C4ISR takes centre stage in upcoming 2017 defence industry event

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What are the latest technologies, information gathering equipment, and communications systems that will help the military enhance decision making and overall effectiveness throughout its ranks? What are the C4ISR implementation challenges faced by the military? What are the Canadian Armed Force’s C4ISR needs? How can your organization best approach military and government decision makers to make them aware of...

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Canada maritime monitoring satellite launched from India

Canada maritime monitoring satellite launched from India

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After a two-year delay, Canada’s Maritime Monitoring and Messaging Microsatellite (M3MSat) successfully headed for orbit above the earth at 11:55 p.m. (EDT) on June 21 – launched from the Indian barrier island of Sriharikota off the Bay of Bengal. The M3MSat was launched by the Indian Space Research Organization along with Claire, another Canadian satellite owned by the Montreal-based...

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BC Aerospace Research gets $7.3 million investment

BC Aerospace Research gets $7.3 million investment

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New funding from the Canadian government is proving that, for British Columbia’s aerospace research sector, the sky is no longer the limit. The investment was announced during the Aersoapce, Defence & Security Expo (ADSE) in Abbostford, BC. Jay Teichroeb, the Vice President of AIAC Pacific, announced the news to the delight of the attending  170 companies and 400 participants....

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Free Provision of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Data for Government Studies and Professional Training in Canada

Free Provision of TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X Data for Government Studies and Professional Training in Canada

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Airbus Defence and Space — a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military — has signed an agreement with the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation (CCMEO) providing Canadian governmental and institutional data users free access to TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X satellite imagery for pre-operational use. A delegation from the...

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MDA renews support for RADARSAT-2 ground systems

MDA renews support for RADARSAT-2 ground systems

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The Department of National Defence has exercised a contract renewal with MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates to provide operational support for the east and west coast RADARSAT-2 ground systems that support the Polar Epsilon Near-Real Time Ship Detection (NRTSD) system. It’s the third renewal option since the contract was originally signed in April 2013. It is valued at approximately $2.4...

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