US Navy Announces 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s interconnected oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the…

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Work Will Soon Begin on New AORs

Work will begin soon on the on the new Berlin Class AOR for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). These purpose-built vessels will play a vital role in meeting Canada’s domestic and international obligations and will fully meet the operational needs of the RCN. By starting construction on Berlin Class AOR, Seaspan is able to realize continuous production and ensure further progress is made on its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) commitments. This move demonstrates the value of the long-term, strategic partnership established between the Government of Canada and Seaspan under the…

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Sexual assault charge laid against NCDT Yash Choudhary in Saint-Jean

May 31, 2018 – Today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with sexual assault under the Criminal Code, as well as a related offence under the National Defence Act. The charges relate to a report incident in September 2017 at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., involving another member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Naval Cadet Yash Choudhary, a student at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, faces one count of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the Criminal Code, punishable under…

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Elbit Systems to Display Advanced Solutions at CANSEC 2018

Elbit Systems Ltd. will showcase a range of solutions at the upcoming Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CANSEC) exhibition, set to take place in Ottawa, Canada 30-31 May 2018. Solutions displayed at the company booth #1421 represent a vast portfolio addressing the modern battlefield’s challenges. Among these are advanced solutions in the areas of Sonar and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) to be displayed for the first time, training and simulation systems, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) systems, Electronic Warfare (EW) solutions, Command, Control, Communication, Computers & Intelligence (C4I) solutions…

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Elbit Systems Subsidiary in Canada Awarded a Contract to Supply Underwater Sound System to South Korea

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced May 31st that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Canada, GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. (“GTI”), was awarded a contract from STX Engine Co., to deliver a full end-to-end Underwater Sound Source System (USSS) and software package to the Republic of Korea (“ROK”) Navy. The systems will be supplied by the end of 2018. The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems. This fully integrated, end-to-end system is based on GTI’s Towed Acoustic Target, which has already been delivered to other Defence customers. It consists…

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