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Tag: Technology – Software, hardware, and research

Start of something green – the DND Aviation Fuels Program

– It’s only two little paragraphs in the Canadian General Standards Board documents on aviation turbine fuel, but these paragraphs open the door for the use of alternative fuels in Canadian Armed Forces aircraft.

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France’s newest tactical aircraft participates in Exercise Maple Flag 50

– News Article / June 26, 2017 By Second Lieutenant Camille Dolphin The Équipe de Marque Avion de Transport Tactique (EM ATT), France’s tactical transport aircraft trials team, came to 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, during Exercise Maple Flag 50, accompanied by their brand new Airbus A400M Atlas. The French have participated in Exercise Maple Flag for …

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An innovative approach to medical care at Exercise MAPLE FLAG 50

– News Article / June 23, 2017 To see more images, click on the photograph under “Image Gallery”. By Second Lieutenant Camille Dolphin As with air and ground crews, 22 Canadian Forces Health Services Centre (22 CFHSC) is using Exercise Maple Flag 50 at 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, to achieve training objectives. Specifically, the exercise …

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42 Radar Squadron works with U.S. Marines during Exercise Maple Flag 50

– News Article / June 12, 2017 To see more images, click on the photograph under “Image Gallery”. By Lieutenant Camille Dolphin At 4 Wing Cold Lake, Alberta, members of 42 Radar Squadron support flight training and operations throughout the year by providing ground-based tactical control services to aircraft engaged in air combat training missions. They …

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Canadian Army keeps close watch on emerging technologies

– Infantry troops in exo-skeletons; microscopic sponges injected into wounds to stop bleeding; soldiers with the ability to see through solid walls; or camouflage that changes to match different backgrounds. These things may sound like the stuff of science fiction, even in the 21st century, but they’re actually part of a long list of emerging technologies …

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HMCS Athabaskan takes final salute

– HMCS Athabaskan was paid off during a ceremony at HMC Dockyard in Halifax on Friday. Athabaskan, the last of the four Iroquois-class Area Air Defence destroyers, served the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) with distinction for more than 44 years. “Today we celebrate the end of an era,” said Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander of the Royal …

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Digital live-fire has successful first trial

– The Royal Canadian Artillery School (RCAS) recently celebrated the first digitally integrated, live-shoot fire mission trial, showcasing fast and efficient coordination between the Battery Command Post and the M777 155-mm howitzers. The ability to conduct digital fire missions is a critical capability, as it allows data to be sent instantly, providing real-time situational awareness to …

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Operation Innovation

– By Chris Thatcher The Royal Canadian Air Force is pursuing transformative changes. When Ashton Carter was sworn in as U.S. Secretary of Defense, he urged the Pentagon to “think outside this five-sided box”, and set about, as one of his top priorities, “stoking its innovative culture”. Along with renewed investment in research and development, Carter …

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New site makes it easier for CAF personnel and families to stay connected

– A new website makes it easier for military personnel and their families to access Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) morale and welfare services in their area. CAFconnection.ca brings the contents of the old FamilyForce and CF Community Gateway websites under one URL, and connects CAF members and families to their local Military Family Resource Centres (MFRCs) …

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Defence moves towards a digital world

– Organizations wanting to reduce their paper footprint can now look to DND and the CAF’s Electronic Image Management (EIM) Programme for guidance on how to legally digitize documents. The program is part of Defence’s strategy to embrace the digital world and meet the Government of Canada’s guidelines set out in Library and Archives Canada’s Digital …

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