Who's Where & Industry Notes
Nov 29, 2017

Who’s Where?

Charlie Jamieson became Director of Business Development at DRS Technologies earlier this year.
Previously Associate and Senior Counsel at David Pratt and Associates, Charles “Duff” Sullivan has started a new position as Vice Chair at Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.
Previously Raytheon Canada’s Technical Director for ­Maritime Domain Awareness, Tony Ponsford is now a Technical Advisor at Maerospace Corporation, an int’l provider of AIS-based ship tracking and predictive analytics.
Previously Chief of Staff for Maritime Equipment Program Mgmnt at National Defence, David Benoit is now a member of the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, UK.
Captain(N) William Quinn now holds the title of Director Final Authority Support Staff at Director General Canadian Forces Grievance Authority. He was previously J1 Personnel at CJOC.
Previously a Health and Safety Advisor at Prostar Well ServiceWolfgang Brettner has recently been promoted to the role of Health and Safety Manager.
Previously a Civil Aviation Inspector at Transport CanadaMark Wuennenberg has begun a new position as VP Regulatory Affairs at Drone Delivery Canada.
Having left KPMG’s Defence and ­Security Advisory Services, Jeff Tasseron is now Director, Aerospace Business Development at Cdn Commercial Corporation.
Former Military Police Colonel Commandant G.E. (Joe) Sharpe is now a Strategic Advisor at CAF Aerospace Warfare Centre.
Retired BGen Jim Cox, who is a Fellow or member at more institutions than we can name here, has recently been named President and Director at The Royal Canadian Regiment Assn.
Steve Zuber has recently joined David Pratt and Associates as a Senior Associate. A strong defence industry background (as former VP and GM of DRS Canada), and his extensive ­experience in bid preparation, capture strategies, marketing to government, and B2B teaming arrangements, will make Steve a valuable addition to the DP&A team.

Richard Mears has been selected as the new CEO and President at Qinetiq Inc. Previously Head of Business Development - Defence & Security at Babcock International Group PLC.

“Canada’s Combat Ship Team” announced
On November 28, two days ahead of the Nov 30 bid closure date, Lockheed Martin Canada confirmed delivery of its proposal for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program.

A comprehensive team that includes BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA, and Ultra Electronics are partnering as “Canada’s Combat Ship Team” for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future fleet of surface combatants. 

The team is offering the Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS), a solution that includes the internationally renowned Canadian-developed combat management system: CMS 330.

Canada’s Combat Ship Team’s approach to the CSC project directly parallels the Canadian Government’s Defence Policy (more detail can be found on our web site).

According to its press release, the team “is living proof that capability investments made in Canada result in sustained jobs not only through long term sustainment of its system and products, but also extend to exports which leverage Canada’s investments to other nations adding more jobs to Canadian industry.” The team’s strategic objective is to “bring the jobs home” to Canada. Through sustained investments in Canada, the team aspires to collectively becoming the “Home Team.”

South Korea Acquires Rescue Helicopters
Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea’s National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.

The agency currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225. This new purchase will bring the fleet of the country’s primary provider of firefighting and rescue services to six helicopters by the end of 2019.

With the right equipment on board, these multirole H225 search and rescue helicopters have the flexibility to quickly reconfigure for fire-fighting and emergency medical services.

For more than 20 years, Airbus helicopters have played a vital role in the National 119 Rescue Headquarters’ mandate “to protect and save lives. “Given its versatility and endurance in all-weather condition, we know the H225 will continue to be a capable workhorse for the agency’s missions,” said Marie-Agnes Veve, Head of North Asia of Airbus Helicopters.

The H225, the latest member of Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma family, is an 11-ton category twin-turbine multirole utility rotorcraft which accommodates up to 24 passengers. Equipped with state-of-the-art electronic instruments and autopilot system, the H225, which can be fitted to suit a variety of roles, is touted for its “outstanding endurance” and fast cruise speed.