What’s Canada Buying? October 19, 2012
- Big Honkin’ Ships No word on the briefing note being shared, so no word on what else may be in there. “Canada’s new Arctic patrol ships will cost more to maintain if National Defence signs a long-term service contract for the mini-icebreakers while the boats are under construction. The ships are at least two years behind schedule, and could fall further behind if contract talks with the Irving shipyard building them hit a snag. An internal briefing for Julian Fantino, former associate defence minister, noted last fall the project’s financial uncertainty, including the price tag for building up to eight warships. “Actual ship construction costs (are) unknown until negotiations are concluded,” said the September 2011 slide presentation. The presentation and associated documents were obtained by The Canadian Press under access to information ….”
- “…. DECISION SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL AEROSPACE PLANNING PROCESS (NAPP) ENHANCEMENTS – The objective of this work is to develop new advanced decision support technology concepts to support: ir Domain Awareness (ADA) for the NAPP and for the Combined Aero-space Operation Centre (CAOC) 1 Canadian Air Division (1 Cdn Air Div) in terms of new technologies, tools and processes, CAOC Transformation, and future Air Force Command and Control (AF C2) requirements. AF C2 vertical and horizontal coordination and collaboration at different lev-els within the NAPP ….”
- Wanted: someone to make box lunches for troops at St. Jean Garrison – more on the menus (including the reappearance of the “Big John” sub, made up of “bologna, mock chicken, salami, ham (and) colored cheese”) here.