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The Vanguard Podcast

Welcome to the Vanguard Podcast, a weekly radio show discussing news, trends, and event coverage for the Canadian Defence Industry. Vanguard is Canada’s oldest trade journal of record that provides a forum for Canada’s security and defence community, discussing strategic perspectives and overviews of government and military policy and practice, through interviews with leading practitioners and contributions from renowned experts, including representatives from industry. Intersecting strategy, technology and policy, Vanguard explores emerging trends and best practices to help enhance Canada’s holistic approach to defence and security, both domestically and internationally.
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Now displaying: June, 2022
Jun 27, 2022

Join J. Richard Jones for another informative episode of Vanguard Radio. In this episode he speaks with Joseph McBrearty, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. CNL is Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, and a world leader in developing nuclear technology for peaceful and innovative applications. With their unique expertise, they are restoring and protecting the environment, advancing clean energy technology, and making medical breakthroughs that improve the health of people around the world.

In this episode:

  • Small Modular Reactors (SMR) and CNL’s role
  • Challenges to the adoption of nuclear technology
  • Nuclear technology misconceptions debunked
  • Preparing for climate change impact
  • Steps to Canada’s climate change and energy security ambitions
  • And more!
Jun 27, 2022

Join J. Richard Jones for another informative episode of Vanguard Radio. In this episode he speaks with Joseph McBrearty, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories. CNL is Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, and a world leader in developing nuclear technology for peaceful and innovative applications. With their unique expertise, they are restoring and protecting the environment, advancing clean energy technology, and making medical breakthroughs that improve the health of people around the world.

In this episode:

  • Small Modular Reactors (SMR) and CNL’s role
  • Challenges to the adoption of nuclear technology
  • Nuclear technology misconceptions debunked
  • Preparing for climate change impact
  • Steps to Canada’s climate change and energy security ambitions
  • And more!
Jun 15, 2022

Welcome to the concluding episode of our 5-part Digital Natives and Modern Military podcast series. Host, J. Richard Jones wraps up his exciting and enlightening discussion with very special guests General Sir James Everard, former senior British Army Officer, and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander for NATO and LTCOL Caleb Walker, Global Vice President of Defence for WithYouWithMe. In the final episode they explore the large and important topic of how to retain digital natives and how to retrain them as necessary.

In this episode:

  • Convincing the gatekeepers
  • Implementing and supporting retention methods
  • Defining career paths and training programs
  • Providing diversity of movement
  • Performance management
  • Mentoring and support networks
  • And much more!
Jun 6, 2022

Welcome back to episode 4 of the Digital Natives and Modern Military podcast series. Joining J. Richard Jones once more are special guests, General Sir James Everard, former senior British Army Officer, and Deputy Supreme Allied Commander for NATO and LTCOL Caleb Walker, Global Vice President of Defence for WithYouWithMe. In this episode we explore how the militaries across the five eyes can look to innovation and in particular new engagement channels as a part of the fight to bring digital natives into their ranks.

In this episode:

  • Defence is foreign for digital natives
  • Spectrum engagement
  • The need to build innovation hubs within defence
  • And more!
Jun 2, 2022

In this episode of Vanguard radio, J. Richard Jones talks about Team SkyGuardian Canada, a collection of companies focused on delivering the most advanced long-range, long-endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft for Canada by taking GA-ASI’s industry-leading RPAS – the MQ-9B SkyGuardian – and adding the extraordinary technologies of three established Canadian companies: CAE Canada, L3Harris Technologies’ Canadian subsidiary WESCAM, and MDA. Tune in as J. Richard and special guests: Michel Lalumiere, Director of International Strategic Development-Canada for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, France Hébert, Vice President and General Manager, Defence & Security (D&S) for CAE Canada, Cameron McKenzie, Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, for the Wescam Inc., Dr. Minda Suchan, Vice President of GeoIntelligence at MDA, discuss the Team SkyGuardian partnership and how it unites Canadian capabilities with a leading RPAS platform.

In this episode:

  • The RPAS platform for long-term jobs across aerospace, defence and unmanned systems
  • Partnerships with Canadian industry leaders ensure Canadian sovereignty and operations by Canada joining the growing global MQ-9B Group of Operators across sustainment and in the development of leading-edge technology
  • The commitment to Canada by providing an interoperable solution – an interoperable system of systems – to meet Canada’s strategic vision and primary missions in Strong, Secure and Engaged in addition to its Industrial Technological Benefits Policy Requirements
  • And so much more!
Jun 2, 2022

In this episode of Vanguard radio, J. Richard Jones talks about Team SkyGuardian Canada, a collection of companies focused on delivering the most advanced long-range, long-endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft for Canada by taking GA-ASI’s industry-leading RPA – the MQ-9B SkyGuardian – and adding the extraordinary technologies of three established Canadian companies: CAE Canada, L3Harris Technologies’ Canadian subsidiary WESCAM, and MDA. Tune in as J. Richard and special guests: Michel Lalumiere, Director of International Strategic Development-Canada for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, France Hébert, Vice President and General Manager, Defence & Security (D&S) for CAE Canada, Cameron McKenzie, Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, for the Wescam Inc., Dr. Minda Suchan, Vice President of GeoIntelligence at MDA, discuss the Team SkyGuardian partnership and how it unites Canadian capabilities with a leading RPA platform.

In this episode:

  • The RPA platform for long-term jobs across aerospace, defence and unmanned systems
  • Partnerships with Canadian industry leaders ensure Canadian sovereignty and operations by Canada joining the growing global MQ-9B Group of Operators across sustainment and in the development of leading-edge technology
  • The commitment to Canada by providing an interoperable solution – an interoperable system of systems – to meet Canada’s strategic vision and primary missions in Strong, Secure and Engaged in addition to its Industrial Technological Benefits Policy Requirements
  • And so much more!
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