2020 News 

CGAI and WiDS Announce Third Annual Fellowship

March 5, 2020 – The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI), along with Women in Defence and Security (WiDS), is proud to announce Kristen Csenkey as the recipient of the 2020 CGAI-WiDS professional development Fellowship. Kristen Csenkey is a PhD Candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research focuses on the governance of cyber security, emerging technologies and explores the management of violence in the cyber domain. She has written on Canada’s contributions to international peace and security and on 5G telecommunication…

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$4 Million Upgrade at Veterans Cemetery in Esquimalt Nears Completion

March 4, 2020 – Canada’s Veterans and those who gave their lives in service deserve our greatest recognition and appreciation. Their grave sites—maintained in perpetuity by the Government of Canada—serve as a lasting symbol of remembrance for future generations. Today, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, in town for the photo op, visited the Veterans Cemetery—commonly known as God’s Acre—in Esquimalt to highlight the recent expansion and upgrades made to the Veteran grave sites, cemetery grounds and surrounding area. The project is expected to be completed this spring. Over the last…

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Babcock Confirmed as a Pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria In-Service Support Contract II

March 23, 2020 – Babcock is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Government of Canada as a pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria-class In-Service Support Contract II (VISSC II). Since 2008, when Canada selected Babcock as its preferred industry partner for sustainment of the Victoria Class Submarines, Babcock has worked in partnership with our enterprise colleagues in the Royal Canadian Navy, the Federal Government and the private sector to grow and strengthen Canada’s strategic industrial capability for submarine sustainment. Under VISSC I, Babcock has delivered a complex…

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2020 News 

COVID19 Highlights the Folly of NOT Acquiring Two Mistrals in 2015

March 25, 2020 – With the current worldwide Corona Virus (COVID19) and nations around the world utilizing ships, both military and civil, to assist in health care efforts, Canada is strangely silent. The French Navy describes their fleet of three Mistral Class as, “Tool of command and projection of forces, the PHA can, from their flight deck, deploy a complete airmobile force made up of combat helicopters, intended to conduct strikes or operations of surveillance of a territory. Their amphibious capacity allows them, thanks to rapid landing craft and barges…

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2020 News 

PSM Wins Prestigious Naval Project in Canada

March 4, 2020 – This is the first of two such vessels being constructed for the Royal Canadian Navy, the delivery of the first is scheduled for 2023. With a length of 173.7 metres and a breadth of 24 metres, this multi-purpose Naval Vessel will be the largest ever constructed in Canada, and has a significant instrumentation requirement with more than 140 level & pressure transmitters, more than 30 flood detection switches, and associated termination modules. We are also expecting a future order for all tank level alarm switches. The…

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RCN Selects RaceRocks as Digital Training Technology Solution

March 3, 2020 – RaceRocks (RaceRocks3D Inc.) has been awarded a contract to implement the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) distributed learning program over the next five years. Having proven itself as one of the most innovative and agile naval training companies in Canada the Victoria based technology firm will continue its support of the RCN by developing technology tools for modern distributed learning and delivering a sustainable and flexible system that integrates the heritage, ethos and leadership philosophy of the RCN. The work will support the RCN’s overarching Digital Navy…

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2020 News 

RCN Senior Officer Retirements, Promotions and Appointments 2020

Promotions and appointments announced March 16, 2020 Rear-Admiral C.A. Baines will be appointed as Deputy Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Commodore G. Bernatchez will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and will remain as Canadian Armed Forces Judge Advocate General Captain M.D. Bowen will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Commodore and will be appointed as the J7 to United States Cyber Command Commodore L. Carosielli will be appointed as Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management Captain D.A. Charlebois will be promoted to the…

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2020 News 

Kraken Announces $2.8 Million of Contracts

March 16, 2020 – Kraken has recently received orders from four US companies and one Canadian company totalling $2.8 million. The Company expects to fulfill these contracts in the first half of 2020. Due to confidentiality reasons, our customers cannot be named but are characterized below: A new customer primarily targeting the defense industry will be using Kraken SeaPower® batteries in its autonomous underwater vehicles (“AUVs”). Kraken currently expects another battery order from this customer in Q3 of this year. An existing defense industry customer is acquiring additional SeaPower® This…

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