2020 News 

RCN Officer to Speak at Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology 2020 in London

Expert speakers at the event in May, will provide a discussion on unmanned systems across the full maritime domain, including undersea, surface, and aerial environments Bringing together international operators and solution providers from a plethora of defence agencies, the 4th Annual Unmanned Maritime Systems Technology Conference, taking place on the 13th-14th May 2020 in London, promises to provide a valuable forum for delegates wishing to enhance their unmanned capability. For those interested in attending, there is a �200 Early Bird discount ending on 28th February 2020. Register at http://www.umsconference.com/openpr3 Delegates…

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Colombian Navy Rescues Two Canadians

February 25, 2020 – The timely reaction of Colombian Navy Units, allowed to safeguard the lives of two Canadians, who were adrift, after the sailboat “Exception” of the Canadian flag, suffered failures in its propellant engine, in Colombian Pacific waters. The facts were announced through communications between Coast Guard District number 11 of the United States and the Colombian Navy Operations Center; immediately the ARC Corvette “Nariño” and a Rapid Reaction Unit of Coast Guard of the Pacific Naval Force, proceeded to the execution of the Search and Rescue operation…

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Pioneering Digital Technology Project Begins on HMCS Saskatoon

February 13, 2020 – ABS today announced it is engaged in a pilot program with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to deliver the ABS Digital Asset Framework for the RCN’s Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels. The ABS Digital Asset Framework forms the foundation of a broader Conditioned-Based Class program that transforms ship classification from a calendar-based schedule to a condition-based model.   The project, which will start with HMCS Saskatoon, will support the RCN’s larger Digital Navy Initiative. “ABS is a leader in delivering condition-based maintenance…

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Allies agree to enhance NATO Mission Iraq, discuss Russian missiles and mission in Afghanistan

February 14, 2020 – NATO Defence Ministers wrapped up two days of discussions in Brussels on Thursday (13 February 2020) addressing key issues including NATO’s training mission in Iraq, support for Afghanistan, and the challenge posed by Russia’s missile systems. Allied ministers agreed in principle to enhance NATO Mission Iraq. “In the first instance, this will consist of taking on some of the Global Coalition’s current training activities,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. He underlined that NATO is in Iraq at the invitation of the Iraqi government. “Our aim…

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Oostende Naval Memorial

On the afternoon of February 14, 1945, disaster struck the Canadian 29th Motor Torpedo Boat flotilla during the Second World War. In advance of a patrol that night, many of the sailors were asleep on their boats docked in Ostend, Belgium (spelled ‘Oostende’ in the local Flemish language). Spilled fuel that had ended up floating on the surface of the harbor suddenly ignited and, before an alarm could even be raised, a raging fire quickly spread amongst the closely-moored vessels. Fuel and ammunition supplies exploded as boat after boat caught fire.…

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Exercise Dynamic Manta Underway off Italy

February 25, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Manta (DYMA20) began today Feb. 24, off the coast of Sicily. Ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 9 Allied nations are converging in the Central Mediterranean Sea for advance anti-submarine warfare (ASW) and anti-surface warfare (ASuW) training. Exercise Dynamic Manta is to provide all participants with complex and challenging warfare training, to enhance their interoperability and proficiency in anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare skills, with due regard to safety. Submarines from France, Greece, Italy and Turkey under NATO Submarine Command are to join surface…

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