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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: March, 2022
Mar 21, 2022

In the episode of CGE Radio, J. Richard Jones speaks with Emma Palmacci PhD - Senior Director, Global Strategy, Mission Systems, Collins Aerospace. Tune is as they talk about industry strategy and global trends. As part of its contribution and commitment to Department of National Defence's MINDS program, Collins Aerospace teamed up with Carleton University's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, with the support of MITACS, to conduct a 2.5-year long research endeavor on the Impacts of Emerging Technology on Defence Policy. This joint effort supported the professional growth of graduate level interns – the next generation of defence experts – for a period ranging from a few months to the full duration. The project examined key emerging technologies, interoperability, connectivity, C4ISR and connected battlespace capabilities.

In this episode:

  • How international customer behaviours have been evolving over the last few years
  • What are the main drivers of C4ISR capability development?
  • What are the emerging technologies with disruptive impacts?
  • What are the lessons learned around the world?
  • Why collaboration between industry and government is increasingly important?
  • And more!
Mar 7, 2022

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, J. Richard Jones chats with Jana Lee Murray, Program Director for Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training and Miguel Bernard, Chief of Staff of Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training. They discuss the Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training - BLCAT.

Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada are two leading Canadian defence and aerospace organizations that were selected as pre-qualified bidders for Canada's Future Aircrew Training program. In August of last year, they announced they were coming together to create a new entity called Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training to jointly develop a best-in-class solution for Canada's Future Aircrew Training program. 

In this episode:

  • The Future Aircrew Training program (FAcT) and its future
  • Why the new partnership between Babcock Canada and Leonardo Canada? 
  • How the Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training team is working with the communities that are touched by the current FAcT program? 
  • How is the Babcock Leonardo Canadian Aircrew Training team planning to invest in and deliver economic value for Canada? 
  • And so much more!
Mar 4, 2022

In this episode, J. Richard Jones speaks with Vanguard Media's own, editor-in-chief, Terri Pavelic about the most recent ShipTech Forum that took place. The great success, findings and what to look forward to in the future. He also speaks with Caleb Walker, VP Defence and Government from WYWM about the future of digital education.

In this episode:

  • 2022 ShipTech Forum - the keynotes, presentations and panels
  • Technology advancements
  • The future of digital school:
    • Potential over experience
    • Benefits compared to traditional school
    • Opportunities
  • And more!
Mar 4, 2022

In this episode, J. Richard Jones speaks with Vanguard Media's own, editor-in-chief, Terri Pavelic about the most recent ShipTech Forum that took place. The great success, findings and what to look forward to in the future. He also speaks with Caleb Walker, VP Defence and Government from WYWM about the future of digital education.

In this episode:

  • 2022 ShipTech Forum - the keynotes, presentations and panels
  • Technology advancements
  • The future of digital school:
    • Potential over experience
    • Benefits compared to traditional school
    • Opportunities
  • And more!
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