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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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EP 89: The Hunt for Dynamic Satellite Communications

EP 89: The Hunt for Dynamic Satellite Communications

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In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones chats with Brent Perrott, President of Hunter Communications. They discuss the challenges of satellite communications and how technology is winning the battle, what satellite communications is doing to help the defence industry and Hunter Communications participation at CANSEC 2018.  All this and more on this episode of Vanguard Radio. To...

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Gap Wireless to exhibit latest drone technology for public safety at OAFC 2018

Gap Wireless to exhibit latest drone technology for public safety at OAFC 2018

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As the uses of drones continue to rise, one thing that stands out about this type of aircraft is the unique and aerial perspective they provide in assessing emergency situations to enable rapid and effective response. As drone technology continues to grow, more benefits can be derived from them. For example, if equipped with thermal imaging cameras, drones can...

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Game Changer: The IDEaS Team, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security, National Defence

Game Changer: The IDEaS Team, Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security, National Defence

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IDEaS (Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security) is an access-to-innovation program conceived to augment the current defence R&D programs by a) increasing awareness of DND challenges in the innovation ecosystem to build capability, b) incentivizing innovators to steer their collective efforts toward the most difficult problems, and c) providing innovators the opportunity to demonstrate how their ideas might enhance defence...

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Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems

Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems

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Geneviève Allard started working in the marine sector as a commercial diver and later pursued geographic studies that led to her work in academia. “As I worked on the development of research collaborations between academics and the industry, I found a need for a better understanding of how businesses use research to grow,” she said. Due to this desire,...

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Game Changer: Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems, Viasat Inc.

Game Changer: Ken Peterman, President, Government Systems, Viasat Inc.

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Meet Ken Peterman, President of Government Systems at Viasat. He was selected as a Game Changer for the April/May 2018 issue of Vanguard. After graduating from college, Peterman decided to enter the defence electronics industry because of the exciting technology sector at that time. “The Department of Defense (DoD) and their contractors were inventing new capabilities, like satellite communications...

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CDA Institute update: An interview with Matthew Overton

CDA Institute update: An interview with Matthew Overton

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In this episode, J. Richard Jones guest hosts Vanguard radio. He interviews Matthew Overton, Executive Director, Conference of Defence Associations and CDA Institute about the need to understand AI technology and its impact, upcoming events and projects that are being worked on. All this and more, on this episode of Vanguard radio.    About Matthew Overton Matthew Overton served for 39...

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Indigenous entrepreneurs to pitch business ideas at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre

Indigenous entrepreneurs to pitch business ideas at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre

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On March 28, Indigenous entrepreneurs of six start-ups and small businesses from New Brunswick will faceoff in a business pitch competition at Lockheed Martin Canada’s IMPACT Centre. The program is organized by the Joint Economic Development Initiative (JEDI), to promote economic and workforce development for Indigenous people in the eastern province. This competition comes at the end of a...

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Surveillance Tech

Surveillance Tech

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When I first started OMX and created our first corporate pitch video, we started it with a 20 second fade in of the infamous Canada Arm. It was absolutely the first thing that came to mind when we went to display Canadian technology in a reel to pitch companies to source more local at the time, all Canadian tech....

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Leveraging Analytics to develop Defence Enterprise Systems for Mission Assurance

Leveraging Analytics to develop Defence Enterprise Systems for Mission Assurance

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Strong, Secure, Engaged, the new Canadian defence policy, clearly specifies that the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are required to “achieve excellence” across a wide spectrum of military duties, from protecting Canada and North America, to engaging in peacekeeping, peacemaking, counter-terrorism, cyber, and humanitarian assistance operations, in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. To achieve this mission, the CAF rely...

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