DT News: DRDC activities in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Eagle Staff presented to CFB Borden, and the Public Service Employee Survey

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(M) Welcome back to Defence Team News, I’m Cpl Michael MacIsaac.

(N) And I’m Nicole Power. Here are the headlines at Defence.

(M) Defence Research and Development Canada recently conducted activities in Iqaluit, Nunavut, to evaluate how surveillance technologies can support search and rescue operations.

Imaging targets placed on the Arctic tundra represented the type of small objects that present a challenge to search and rescue crews, such as clothing, camping equipment, or aircraft parts. Hyperspectral imaging equipment mounted in a survey aircraft measured the light reflected and emitted from the various objects in order to detect and identify them.

These activities were conducted in the context of the CAF Joint Arctic Experiment, and align with the Arctic priorities outlined in Canada’s Defence Policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged.

(N) Canadian Forces Base Borden was recently presented with an Eagle Staff created by members of the local indigenous community and 3 Canadian Ranger Patrol Group.

In a special ceremony held earlier this month, the first Eagle Staff presented to a Canadian Forces Base was given to Base Commander Colonel Andrew Atherton, in order to celebrate the rich history and promising future of CFB Borden’s Indigenous peoples.

The staff represents all units of the base and will be displayed alongside the base colours, and as part of all base parades.

(N) Before we go, the Public Service Employee Survey launched this week. We encourage you to participate in the annual survey, which runs from now until September 28. For more information, visit the related link.

(M) That’s it for us. Thank you so much for watching. See you next time…

(N)…for Defence Team News!

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