Richard Bray began his media career in 1972 in West Germany as an announcer with the Canadian Forces Network, a radio service for Canadian military personnel serving with NATO. Before 1984 when he began a freelance career, Mr. Bray worked with the national radio and television networks of the CBC in Toronto as a producer, reporter and senior news editor.
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A follow up on the efforts being made to improve mental health and reduce the suicide rate in the Canadian Forces.
Today, the future of Canada’s submarine service is in doubt. Key experts challenge the topic.
The state of the procurement business today means that more companies are competing for fewer projects in an increasingly complicated process. Richard Bray talks about the challenges faced in the Procurement arena.
A decade of painfully public, thoroughly documented delays and renegotiations has taken the procurement beyond an embarrassment to a political liability.
Interview with Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi of Italy. Operations in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea have brought Canadian and Italian navies into closer operational contact, and strengthened ties already forged within NATO.
Multiculturalism in the CF provides a clear advantage to the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) deployed to help the Philippines recover from Typhoon Haiyan.
Can a single-mission aircraft meet multiple government goals in the Far North?
New Canadian systems can add real life time connectivity to the high Arctic.
New cargo aircraft offer an intriguing mix of capacity, capability and range.
After a decade of combat in Afghanistan, some Canadian veterans who suffered psychological injuries are still fighting to get the help they need to recover.
An opportunity to “KIC-start” a long-overdue overhaul of problem-plagued defence procurement process.
The latest Budget places a new emphasis on trades education, meanwhile, the Controlled Goods Program flags job applicants based on national origins.
Navy brass get that sinking feeling. A revised Canada First Defence Strategy could leave the Royal Canadian Navy with a smaller, less capable fleet.
Momentum is building for the creation of a Canadian Defence Industrial Strategy – government support in a global market is essential.
How have women fared in infantry roles over the past decade? Don't even ask, it's a politically incorrect question.
Has Public Works made the enhanced security strategy screening more invasive than necessary?
This spring, senior Canadian military leaders were again talking about the need for a dedicated amphibious ship.
The Standard Military Pattern vehicles program screeched to a halt in June in another example of failed procurement. What does this mean for DND?
Selecting a naval engine is a series of compromises between categories like speed, cost, power, survivability, fuel efficiency and range.
Just as the NSPS (National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy) brings new life to Canada’s marine industries, the Mari-Tech 2012 Conference in Ottawa lived up to its theme of “Re-Birth of the Marine Technical Community.”
A decade of combat transformed the electronics in armoured vehicles.
The future of Canadian warships to hopefully operate in multinational coalitions and sail closer to foreign shores.
Canada needs new search and rescue aircraft.
The first of 11 FREMM being built by DCNS.
Changes to ITAR ''Canadian Exemption''
Shipyard selection marked one step in the NSPS process. What's next?
Coast Guard Auxiliary performs volunteer search and rescue in the North.
MTTF handles all the assets accumulated in Kandahar over the years of our involvement in that country.
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For maximum leverage in future acquisitions, Canada should find key opportunities in global supply chains.
The Royal Canadian Air Force’s hopes of having new FWSAR aircraft in service by 2015 received a boost, of sorts when PWGSC released an LOI to potential suppliers. But new options are appearing on the horizon.