DND Launches IDEaS Program

Problem solving, creativity and knowledge are critical to meet and mitigate evolving defense and security threats. Through innovation we will develop and maintain capabilities that address the challenges of today’s global security environment. Originally announced in June 2017, IDEaS will invest $1.6 billion into Canada’s innovation community over the next 20 years. Through IDEaS, DND will reach out to Canada’s most innovative and creative minds, whether they are inventors, academics in university labs, or scientists in small and major corporations. These innovative thinkers will provide the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)…

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Lockheed Martin’s Calgary Facility Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software that Can Simultaneously Control Multiple UAV Types Anywhere on Earth

Lockheed Martin software has been simultaneously flying, on average, at least six unmanned aircraft during every hour of the last 25 years, completing missions as diverse as reconaisance, inspection, mapping and targeting. Today, Lockheed Martin is launching VCSi, a new vehicle control software, as the culmination of more than two decades of experience and 1.5 million hours of operational use. Lockheed Martin will unveil VCSi – commercial software that enables operators to simultaneously control dozens of unmanned vehicles and conduct information, surveillance and reconaissance missions – during the Unmanned Systems Exhibition…

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