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WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? November 2011
« on: November 01, 2011, 07:47:54 »
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Hardware to track effects on armour in Afghanistan
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 20:32:22 »
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2011, 07:30:36 »
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? November 2011
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2011, 07:21:11 »
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Vets for poochies, and help improving target acquisition
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2011, 07:44:30 »
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? November 2011
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 07:34:48 »
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Re: WHAT'S CANADA BUYING? November 2011
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2011, 07:52:06 »
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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2011, 20:31:37 »
    1 Nov 11, Army.ca
Wanted:  event recorders to help research effects on armoured vehicles in Afghanistan - more in Statement of Work (6 page PDF) here.

21 Nov 11, Toronto Star
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Canada’s fleet of armoured vehicles in Afghanistan is being equipped with special devices to track the effect of bomb blasts.

The 2,000 data recorders that the military is ordering — essentially a black box for ground vehicles — will be required to study the acceleration and rotation of the vehicles as well as the internal pressure caused by the blast waves.

The pressure that results from the explosion can lead to traumatic brain injuries and other internal organ damage — one of the unique injuries that has stemmed from the decade-long war in Afghanistan.

Though combat operations ended over the summer and Canadian troops are now involved in a three-year training mission, the military says the devices are needed to fill “a gap in information/data gathered regarding incidents in theatre.” ....

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Wanted:

21 Nov 11, Toronto Star
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The military is seeking security and survival training for Canadian soldiers who must “operate outside the wire” in Afghanistan, a mission that had been originally been pitched as low-risk.

And they want to give the work to a private American contractor.

The revelations raise questions about why Canada must turn to the United States when a generation of soldiers has gained combat expertise risking life and limb over the last few years in Kandahar.

It also tests the Conservative government’s assurance that the more than 900 soldiers involved in the 2011-2014 training mission would be operating largely out of harm’s way.

“Deployed (Canadian Forces) members now have a standing task to operate outside of the wire (OTW) to fulfill its tasks while deployed,” says a government document soliciting firms to bid on a training contract ....

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Canada awards contract for Herc NVG observer simulator
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2011, 07:25:17 »
Remember this one from earlier this year?
.... Wanted:  NVG simulator/trainer modification.........
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.... Department of national Defence has a requirement to purchase a projection system capable of stimulating and simulating night vision goggles ....
for Herc observers (from attached Statement of Work)
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.... The objective of the project is to equip the Hercules Observer Trainer (HOT) with a projection system capable of stimulating and simulating night vision goggles .... (DRDC) developed the HOT simulator for training Canadian Forces aircrew who face threats to their aircraft and must provide timely and accurate threat reports.  The device is now being upgraded to improve the resolution of the display and to enable training of operations that employ night vision goggles (NVG) designated generation III or later ....

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Christie®, the leader in simulation projection display and visualization solutions, today announced that Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) -Toronto, an agency of the Canadian Department of National Defence, has selected the award-winning Christie Matrix StIM™ projection system as part of a major technology upgrade to train threat reaction by aircrew of the CC130 J-model transport aircraft and other military aircrafts. Stationed in Canada’s new 17,000 square meter Air Mobility Training Centre in Trenton, Ontario, the two projectors are installed in the Department’s Hercules Observer Trainer (HOT) simulator. The HOT includes a correctly-sized mock-up of a CC130 J-model transport aircraft with a re-configurable crew station, swappable door and window, overlooking a 1.5 meter radius hemispherical screen and computer-generated images of gunfire, missile, and airborne threats.  The Royal Canadian Air Force uses the revolutionary HOT simulator to train loadmasters in “true-to-life” scenarios. HOT simulates combat and search and rescue scenarios, training military personnel to become faster and more accurate in detecting threats and search targets ....
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Better trauma diagnosis through better ultrasound
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2011, 11:33:48 »
Wanted:  someone to improve ultrasound software to help improve trauma assessment in the field - more details in the Statement of Work here (7 page PDF)
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