2020 News 

Colombian Navy Returns Rescued Canadians

May 17, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 14 of this year, thanks to the timely reaction of Colombian Navy Units, they allowed to safeguard the lives of two Canadians, who were left adrift after the Canadian-flagged “Exception” sailboat suffered failures. in its propulsion engine, in Colombian Pacific waters. The events that were disclosed through communications between the United States Coast Guard District 11 and the Colombian Army Operations Center; immediately the ARC Corvette “Nariño” and a Rapid Reaction Unit of the Coast Guard of the Pacific Naval Force, proceeded…

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Virtual Act of Remembrance for VE Day

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has introduced “Wall of Remembrance” to pay tribute to those who served in the World Wars. The CWGC has launched a digital campaign, calling on the public to take part in an act of virtual remembrance. As the country celebrates the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the Commission is encouraging people to pay tribute to those who served to secure our peace, in its new digital “Wall of Remembrance.” Coronavirus restrictions have seen major VE Day commemorations cancelled or taking on new socially distant…

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UMS SKELDAR selects 360iSR to provide innovative ISR training

UMS SKELDAR partners with end-to-end Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance provider 360iSR; adds extensive ISR training to service suite Europe’s leading provider of Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platforms, UMS SKELDAR, has selected end-to-end Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) provider 360iSR to deliver specialist operational support from Concept of Operations (CONOPS) development to mission specific training for ISR operators, sensor operators and intelligence analysts.   “ISR is the future of modern warfare and of decision making in complex environments,” explains Ewen Stockbridge Sime, Founding Director of 360iSR. “We are providing to UMS…

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2020 News 

Search efforts transition to recovery mission following helicopter accident

May 1, 2020 – Today, the search and rescue efforts of Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) officially transitioned into search and recovery efforts, following Wednesday’s tragic accident involving a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter in the Mediterranean Sea. At this time, one member, Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough, a Marine Systems Engineering Officer, originally from Toronto, Ontario, has been confirmed deceased. The missing five members who were aboard the aircraft are now officially considered missing and presumed deceased: Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, Pilot, originally from New Glasgow, Nova…

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RIMPAC 2020 Scheduled for Last Half of August

April 29, 2020 – The United States Navy will sponsor the 27th Rim of the Pacific exercise, Aug. 17-31. Hosted by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, this biennial maritime exercise will be an at-sea-only event in light of COVID-19 concerns. The theme of RIMPAC 2020 is “Capable, Adaptive, Partners.” The at-sea-only construct for RIMPAC 2020 was developed to ensure the safety of all military forces participating by minimizing shore-based contingents. Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet crafted the modified RIMPAC plan as a way to conduct a meaningful exercise with maximum training value…

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Fulmar Patrols Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

April 28, 2020 (Google Translation) – Based in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the Fulmar and its eleven crew members are used to conducting missions in the sometimes difficult weather conditions of the Northwest Atlantic. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the isolation of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon was almost complete after the stopping of air and sea passenger connections with Canada, a compulsory step to trade with the metropolis. At the request of the prefecture of Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, the commander of the Atlantic maritime area hired the patrol boat Fulmar as part of the…

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2020 News 

Canadian Forces Snowbirds launch cross-Canada tour

April 29, 2020 – The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will cross the country to salute Canadians doing their part to fight the spread of COVID-19. This unique mission is being aptly dubbed Operation INSPIRATION. The team’s signature nine-jet formation, with trailing white smoke, will fly over cities across the country starting in Nova Scotia this weekend and working west throughout the week. The team will release anticipated locations, routes, and times on their social media platforms each day. Flyovers will occur at an elevation no lower than 500 feet above all…

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