Asterix completes Royal Canadian Navy trials, achieves Full Operational Capability (FOC)

Davie Shipbuilding and Federal Fleet Services announced January 29th that following an intensive period of at-sea trials and testing, Asterix has been formally accepted by the Department of National Defence and has now entered full operational service with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). As planned, Asterix performed daily replenishment-at-sea (RAS) exercises with the RCN and conducted extensive RCAF CH-148 Cyclone helicopter operations to prove and demonstrate the world-leading capabilities of the Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship. These exercises have included everything from dual RAS operations…

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Canada assumes national chair of Military Intelligence Committee

Canada assumed the national chair of NATO’s Military Intelligence Committee from Belgium on Wednesday 24 January 2018. A handover ceremony took place in the premises of the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO in Brussels. Read-Admiral Scott Bishop, Canadian Navy, will serve as Chairman. He said: “Canada is truly honored to chair the NATO Military Intelligence Committee together with the Joint Intelligence and Security Division (JISD), and our team is dedicated to the successful attainment of Alliance objectives. I want to thank Lieutenant-General Testelmans for his personal commitment to NATO…

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