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  • Bridging the ­Procurement Divide

    24 avril 2018 | Information, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR

    Bridging the ­Procurement Divide

    CHRIS MACLEAN © 2018 FrontLine Defence (Vol 15, No 2) A critically honest and engaged discussion about government and industry engagement, was held recently at the Telfer School of Management as part of the new Complex Project Leadership Programs. The program participants (mostly federal civil servants who are involved in procurement) interacted with executive-level industry leaders – Joe Armstrong, Vice President and General Manager at CAE; Jerry McLean, Vice President and Managing Director of Thales Canada; Iain Christie, Vice President of AIAC; and Kevin Ford, CEO of Calian – who shared their leadership insights, as well as what it is really like to do business in Canada. Through the highlighting of mutual pain points and frustrations, as well as identifying what is being done well and ways to move forward together, efficiently, each party gained insight and understanding that is sure to improve communication and future progress. It was evident that both sides wanted to learn from each other and pinpoint the principles that would help achieve mutual success; ultimately impacting the national economic footprint and saving taxpayer dollars. From the industry perspective, dependability equals direction. When a company can be assured that it has a fair opportunity to compete for a contract, it can set its sights on that goal and will make the necessary investments to ensure the best possible outcome. When government programs start and stop and change and restart, companies find it difficult to justify the extended costs because they lose their competitive edge and/or any ability to make a profit. Instability does not save the taxpayer, but it does have the potential to impact both quality of product and sustainability of the bidders (therefore employment numbers). Contracts equal sustainability and confirmation that the company direction is on track for success. Profit equals growth and further investment. Employment and supply chain purchases depend on a profit margin that allows growth. This “number one” business requirement conflicts with the government's prime directive is to ensure its bidders make a bare minimum of profit. When asked what they need from their government counterparts in order to create a better working relationship and foster a robust industry that can contribute to a strong GDP, the industry panelists identified two key elements. One was “more accuracy in the procurement process” and the other was “predictability”. Industry must be able to foresee where profits and sustainability could potentially come from. The time it takes to award large projects is also a limiting factor to success. It was noted that, since the beginning of time, a cornerstone of success for industry has always been ensuring the satisfaction of its client. It is believed that trust in the quality of the product and ease of customer service will lead to sustainability in the form of continued business. Not so with government contracts, which seem skewed to ensure previous successes gain no advantage, and must in some cases be hidden from decision-makers. Not taking into account a company's excellent past delivery performance, was said to contribute to industry's lack of incentive to perform to the best of its ability at all times. A company's ability to invest goes beyond individual contracts, which means the prospect of being evaluated for value can be a powerful incentive for going that extra mile – if exploited, not suppressed. Government employees were encouraged to exhibit courage in pursuing ways to truly streamline the procurement process, rather than repeatedly adding more and more layers of approvals and meetings. Industry leaders across the spectrum have commented on a palpable “lack of trust” on the part of government negotiators. Does this mistrust come from contract negotiators feeling the pursuit of profit is somehow un-Canadian? Or does it mean a company does not care enough about its customers? Neither assumption is accurate, and this may be one area where a culture change could make a world of difference. As one audience member exclaimed: “This was the best, most transparent conversation regarding the procurement process, I have ever heard.” While large-scale procurements will always be contentious due to the huge dollars and risk at stake, embracing the concept of open and unreserved dialogue, like what was experienced by this small group, has the potential to uncover procurement pitfalls and create a more progressive process. The Telfer School of Management's Complex Program Leadership programs focus on the hard and soft skills necessary to successfully deliver inherently complex programs and projects, while emphasizing strategic thinking, creative problem solving, stakeholder engagement, and leadership skills as key building blocks for this goal. http://defence.frontline.online/article/2018/2/9586-Bridging-the-vast-%C2%ADProcurement-Divide

  • Innovation pour la défense, l’excellence et la sécurité (IDEeS)

    5 décembre 2017 | Information, Aérospatial, Naval, Terrestre, C4ISR, Sécurité

    Innovation pour la défense, l’excellence et la sécurité (IDEeS)

    Une nouvelle approche en matière d'innovation pour la défense et la sécurité Le programme d'innovation pour la défense, l'excellence et la sécurité (IDEeS) appuiera les recherches visant à affronter les défis du Canada en matière de défense et sécurité. Le programme IDEeS : fournira un soutien financier aux innovateurs et aux chercheurs pour qu'ils puissent réaliser des recherches et générer des connaissances afin de traiter les défis en matière de défense et de sécurité qui seront indiqués par le MDN et les partenaires de la sécurité; appuiera les réseaux de recherches et développement (R et D) pour affronter de tels défis; appuiera l'innovation à partir de la définition du problème, jusqu'à l'adoption précoce de la solution. En quoi le programme IDEeS est-il différent? Le programme IDEeS présentera de nouvelles approches en : facilitant les occasions de partenariats entre les innovateurs, l'industrie et d'autres intervenants en matière de défense et sécurité; fournissant des appels constants à l'innovation pour souligner les besoins émergents et les possibilités pour les innovateurs de participer aux mesures prises face aux défis en matière de défense et sécurité; appuyant des projets permettant l'élaboration d'idées prometteuses; obtenant des quantités limitées de préproduction des innovations qui seront évaluées dans un environnement opérationnel; se servant d'un portail Web pour diffuser les défis en matière de défense et sécurité dans le but de recruter les experts appropriés en S et T du domaine universitaire, de l'industrie, du gouvernement et d'autres partenaires. Pourquoi le programme IDEeS est-il nécessaire? L'innovation en matière de technologie, de connaissances et de résolution de problèmes est essentielle pour le Canada et ses alliés afin d'atténuer les nouvelles menaces, de conserver un avantage sur nos adversaires et de répondre aux besoins changeants en matière de défense et de sécurité. Dans ce contexte, les intervenants du Canada en matière de défense et sécurité ont besoin d'une approche fondamentalement nouvelle pour leur permettre d'avoir un meilleur recours aux talents et à l'ingéniosité hors du commun qui se trouve au pays. Dans le cadre du programme IDEeS, on lancera plusieurs nouvelles initiatives coordonnées qui transformeront la manière dont nous créons des solutions à des problèmes complexes. Le lancement du programme IDEeS est prévu à l'automne de 2017. Plus de détails à ce sujet suivront. https://www.canada.ca/fr/ministere-defense-nationale/programmes/idees-defense.html

  • Global Military Sensors Market to Reach $33.2 Billion by 2025, Growing from $24.7 Billion in 2019 at a CAGR of 5.1% During 2019-2025

    30 juillet 2019 | Information, C4ISR

    Global Military Sensors Market to Reach $33.2 Billion by 2025, Growing from $24.7 Billion in 2019 at a CAGR of 5.1% During 2019-2025

    The military sensors market is projected to grow from USD 24.7 billion in 2019 to USD 33.2 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.1% between 2019 and 2025. This market study covers the military sensors market across various segments and sub-segments. It aims at estimating the size and growth potential of this market across different segments based on platform, application, component, and region. This study also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the market, along with their company profiles, key observations related to their product and business offerings, recent developments undertaken by them, and key market strategies adopted by them. Major players operating in the military sensors market are Honeywell International Inc. (US), TE Connectivity Ltd. (US), Thales Group (France), Curtiss-Wright Corporation (US), Raytheon Company (US), Esterline Technologies Corporation (US), Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (Norway), and BAE Systems plc (UK), among others. Increasing demand for unmanned vehicles and ongoing military modernization programs are expected to fuel the growth of the military sensors market across the globe Some of the factors that are expected to fuel the growth of the military sensors market are increased defense spending of different countries to strengthen their defense capabilities. However, the formulation and implementation of various rules and regulations related to the transfer of weapons and associated technologies are expected to act as restraints for the growth of the market. The electronic warfare segment of the market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2019 to 2025 Based on application, the electronic warfare segment of the market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of this segment can be attributed to the increased procurement of fighter jets. For instance, in June 2019, the US Government and Lockheed Martin entered into an agreement worth USD 34.0 billion for the procurement of 470 F-35 fighter jets. The software segment of the military sensors market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period Based on component, the software segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2019 to 2025. Increasing demand for real-time processing and analyzing of data through artificial intelligence and machine learning is expected to drive the growth of the software segment of the military sensors market during the forecast period. With the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning, the software used in military sensors can distinguish between two objects. The North American region is estimated to account for the largest share of the military sensors market in 2019 The North American region is expected to lead the military sensors market in 2019. The market in the region is highly competitive, owing to the presence of a large number of Original Component Manufacturers (OCMs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Raytheon Company (US), Curtiss-Wright Corporation (US), and TE Connectivity Ltd. (US) in the region. Increasing the procurement of guided munition and military aircraft is expected to fuel the growth of the military sensors market in North America. Market Dynamics Drivers Increasing Demand for Battlespace Awareness Among Defense Forces Ongoing Advancements in MEMS Technology Increasing Use of UAVs in Modern Warfare Restraints Lack of Accuracy & Operational Complexities in MEMS Inertial Navigation Sensors Rules & Regulations Related to the Transfer of Weapons and Their Associated Technologies Declining Defense Budgets of Several Countries of North America & Europe Opportunities Demand for New Generation Air and Missile Defense Systems Integration of Anti-Jamming Capabilities With Navigation Systems Challenges Cybersecurity Risks Complexity in the Designs of Military Sensors Companies Profiled BAE Systems PLC Esterline Technologies Corporation Honeywell International Inc. Imperx Kongsberg Gruppen Lockheed Martin Microflown Avisa B.V. Raytheon Rockwest Solutions TE Connectivity Ltd. Thales Ultra Electronics Vectornav Technologies, LLC Viooa Imaging Technology For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/a91ey1 https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190729005354/en

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