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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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Jun 20, 2016

This week we interview Billie Flynn, a former Canadian Air Force Squadron Commander, with an impressive list of flight experience and combat experience throughout the globe.

 

Nestor Arellano discusses with him the pros and cons of the new F-35 and why it may just be a better "dog-fight" jet than most are making it out to be.

Jun 13, 2016

This week, Nestor covers the recent comments by Harjit Sajjan on the need for replacement fighter jets.

He also discovers the collaboration of Magellan Aerospace and Atlas Elektronik to create the SeaSpider. An underwater warfare weapon that's best described as an anti-torpedo torpedo. 

And BlackBerry has scored a contract extension to the Pentagon, with BlackBerry's AtHoc PFPA network, used to safeguard the Pentagon building and 69 other buildings in the area. With upgrades to the system, BlackBerry's AtHoc solution should help to solve all networking issues the Pentagon had previously complained about.

May 23, 2016

In this episode of the Vanguard Podcast, we report on the Canadian Armed Forces' contributions to the multinational coalition efforts against ISIL which includes the deployment of three CH-146 Griffon helicopters and an intelligence centre in Iraq.

Bad news for the Navy, two Victoria-class submarines are grounded once more due to faulty welding.

May 16, 2016

Vanguard visits the new IMPACT Centre of Lockheed Martin Canada in Kanata. This facility will spearhead the company’s latest research work on projects such as the Canadian Surface Combatant programme.

Terri Pavelic, editor of Vanguard, speaks with Rosemary Chapdelaine, vice-president of Lockheed Martin Canada’s MST business area, to find out more about the new facility.

May 9, 2016

The Canadian Armed Forces sends aircraft, equipment and personnel to help first responders and residents devastated by the wildfires that have engulfed a large swath of Fort McMurray, Alberta.

The Auditor General’s Office has released two scathing reports that detail serious problems involving the Veterans Affairs of Canada’s handling of drug benefits for former soldiers and gross mismanagement of training and equipping Canada’s Army Reserve force.

Apr 18, 2016

In this episode of the Vanguard Podcast we take a closer look at C4ISR.

The C4ISR market is estimated to grow to more than $133 billion dollars by the year 2020. This represents a huge opportunity for many Canadian companies in the defence industry primarily those that conduct research and development of advance technologies.

However, a top executive of an American consultancy firm that deals with U.S. defence and military departments, has identified serious gaps in the military’s C4ISR program.
What are these gaps? How is this relevant to the Canadian defence and military establishment? How can these gaps be addressed?

To find out, listen to this episode of the Vanguard Podcast.

Mar 28, 2016

In this week's show we discuss the horrible tragedy of the ISIS terrorist attacks in the city of Brussels Belgium. We also talk about the reactions from people like our Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and talk about the upcoming C4ISR event happening in Ottawa on April 20th.

Mar 16, 2016

C4ISR event, Game Changers and armed drones – Episode 16

In this week’s episode of the Vanguard Podcast, John Jones, publisher of Vanguard, tells us why the upcoming C4ISR event on April 20th is the place to be!

Nestor Arellano, also talks about Vanguard’s latest series the Game Changers.

We also cover the opening of the ADGA simulation lab in Kingston, Ontario and discuss the implications of chief of defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance’s call for armed drones.

For more information on the C4ISR event:
www.C4ISRandbeyond.com

Feb 17, 2016

In this week’s episode of the Vanguard Podcast, we talk about successful airstrikes against ISIS positions, NATO’s war against refugee smugglers in the Aegean Sea, and our video interview series beginning with an exclusive one-on-one with Pat Finn, assistant deputy minister, materiel at DND.

Find out about the latest Conference of Defence Association (CDA) Institute conference in Ottawa and the ConvergX conference recently held in Calgary.

Here are the links from today’s show:
CF-18s Hit ISIS Weapons Cache: www.vanguardcanada.com/2016/02/11/cf…eapons-cache/
Canadian Vessel Part of NATO Warships Sent to Combat Migrant Smuggling:www.vanguardcanada.com/2016/02/11/ca…nt-smuggling/
NSP Program Criticized Analysts Industry Insiders: www.vanguardcanada.com/2016/02/12/na…try-insiders/
National Security Strategies Tackled at CDA Event: www.vanguardcanada.com/2016/02/16/na…at-cda-event/
Defence Aerospace Energy Industry Lines Disappear at Convergx Event:www.vanguardcanada.com/2016/02/12/de…nvergx-event/

Feb 10, 2016

I this issue of the Vanguard Podcast, we talk about the government’s sudden shift in strategy in its battle against ISIS.
Prime Minister Trudeau is putting an end to airstrikes against the terrorist group and pulling the Air Force’s CF-18s out of Iraq and Syria.

Meanwhile, the Canadian aerospace industry is very glad over the lifting of sanctions in Iran. This could mean more import opportunities for Canadian businesses in the industry.

Checkout our podcast to find out about these articles and other issues now.

Canada to pull out CF-18 fighter jets in Syria, Iraq
www.vanguardcanada.com/2016/02/08/ca…n-syria-iraq/

Feb 8, 2016

In this episode of the Vanguard Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Terri Pavelic, and Editor Nestor Arellano interview Alain Tremblay, Vice-President of Business Development at Rheinmetall Canada Inc.

They discus the "Connected Soldier", and the future of technology that will help connect command and control with the soldier and vise versa.

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