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Preparing for the home game
Article by Dave Pugliese
The focus for the country’s defence and aerospace firms has not surprisingly been largely aimed at supplying the Canadian Forces and allied militaries with equipment.
As the Canadian Forces reequips for the future and maintains its ability to project combat capability in a variety of international situations there are billions of dollars of potential sales to be had.
But what is sometimes overlooked is what Canadian military officers refer to as the “home game” and what U.S. officials term as “homeland defence.” Billions of dollars of equipment is needed to monitor, patrol, secure and protect Canada and its borders.
On October 30 and 31, 2012 industry and security representatives will come together in Ottawa for SecureTech 2012, a two-day public safety and national security omnibus conference and tradeshow. Organized by the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), SecureTech’s themes this year will be perimeter and cyber security.
Canada's 2012 Army Run takes the nation's captial by storm... again!
Article by Newell Durnbrooke/Photo by James Hyungcheol Park
“I look forward to this event every year because of what it represents: an opportunity for Canadians and their Canadian Forces to come together as one in the spirit of community and camaraderie,” said LGen. Devlin. “We sincerely appreciate the support Canadians have shown us and feel immense pride in the growing popularity of this event.”
Industry on parade in Atlantic Canada
Article by Scott Taylor
There is no doubt that the Canadian Defence Security and Aerospace Exhibition Atlantic (DEFSEC) is the second largest military trade show in Canada — and the organizers are happy to keep it that way.
Colin Stephenson, DEFSEC’s executive director, acknowledges that the annual CANSEC exhibition held in Ottawa each spring is by far the biggest defence show. “It is not our intention to compete with CANSEC,” Stephenson told Esprit de Corps. “It is our aim to complement that show.”
The drawing card for most of those who attend DEFSEC is the fact that it is held in Halifax during the first week of September.
Halifax is without a doubt one of Canada’s most charming cities, and late summer usually promises good weather. This year, however, torrential downpours precluded the annual Shearwater Aviation Museum Fund (SAMF) Golf Tournament, which was scheduled to coincide with the exhibitor set-up day on September 5. That night, skies cleared in time for the DEFSEC opening cocktail reception at the Cunard Centre.
Other articles in this month's issue include:
Facing the Threat by Dave Pugliese
The Best Defence - A Conference by Paul Culliton
The Belated Bomber Command Memorial by George Sweanor
Contingency Plans by Eric Leclerc
War of 1812- Battle of the Chateaugay: Canadian forces repulse a disorganized enemy by Michael Hurley