Chief of the Defence Staff Announces Flag Officer Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements

June 29, 2018 – General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce an addition to the initial list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements that will occur in 2018. These officers lead the CAF in defending our country’s values and interests, at home and abroad. Promotions and appointments resulting from retirements are as follows: Commodore R. Pumphrey will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment: Captain J.M. Hamilton will be promoted acting while so employed…

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BAE Systems Selected as Preferred Tenderer to Deliver Australia’s SEA 5000 Future Frigates

BAE Systems has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of its selection as the preferred tenderer for the SEA 5000 program to deliver nine Future Frigates for the Royal Australian Navy. Construction of the Global Combat Ship – Australia is expected to create and sustain 5,000 highly skilled jobs, providing a significant contribution to the development of Australia’s continuous naval shipbuilding capability and a boost to the nation’s manufacturing industry. The Global Combat Ship – Australia is based on BAE Systems’ Type 26 frigate, one of the world’s most advanced anti-submarine…

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Three’s company for Commonwealth Navies

Ships representing three of Her Majesty’s Navies have practiced a number of maritime evolutions on their way to war games in Hawaii. HMA Ships Adelaide, Melbourne and Success were joined by HMNZS Te Mana and HMCS Vancouver of the Royal New Zealand and Royal Canadian Navies respectively as the Joint Task Group transited towards Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 (RIMPAC 2018), a large-scale multinational maritime exercise. All five ships used their transit in company to sharpen their skills ahead of RIMPAC 2018 by conducting Officer of the Watch manoeuvres,…

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