The Sea King to Fly Again

You can’t keep a good aircraft down! Following the retirement of the Sea King helicopter last December 2018, the Department of National Defence and Public Services and Procurement Canada have been working on the divestment of the venerable aircraft. While nine will be displayed publicly and one will be kept as a training aid, some of the aircraft were identified for future sale. We are happy to confirm that a sale has now gone through and Rotor Maxx Support Limited, a Canadian-based company, has purchased the remaining fifteen helicopters and…

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Hepburn Engineering to Provide Replenishment Systems for Protecteur Class

August 13, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards is pleased to announce that it has awarded Hepburn Engineering Inc. (Hepburn) of Toronto, ON, a contract for work on Canada’s new replenishment ships. Hepburn will provide four Replenishment Stations for the Joint Support Ships, which will allow the vessels to transfer fuel, fresh water, and solid goods to and from other vessels. These Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) systems will be fully compatible with NATO standards, thereby allowing the new replenishment ships to resupply and refuel Canadian and allied task force ships at sea, considerably extending…

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HMCS Ottawa Deploys on Asia-Pacific Deployment

August 6, 2019 –HMCS Ottawa departed Esquimalt today for a four-and-a-half-month deployment to the Asia-Pacific region on Operations PROJECTION and NEON. Operation PROJECTION contributes to the Canadian Armed Forces’ persistent maritime presence in the region. Operation NEON is Canada’s contribution to a coordinated multinational effort to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council sanctions imposed on North Korea. The imposed UN sanctions aim to pressure North Korea to abandon its weapons of mass destruction programs and respond to North Korean nuclear weapon tests and ballistic missile launches. While deployed,…

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Cipher | Decipher Traveling Exhibit

The Cipher | Decipher Exhibition allows you to explore how encryption works, and how it affects our lives – from its role in war, to how we rely on it to keep our modern digital communications secure. Cipher|Decipher was produced by Ingenium – Canada’s Museums of Science and Innovation in partnership with Canada’s Communications Security Establishment. This hands-on exhibition allows you to: Learn to encrypt and decrypt secret messages Understand how an Enigma machine works Try your hand at logic puzzles and games Travel Schedule: Start Date End Date Time…

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Veterans’ Week Poster Unveiled on HMCS Haida

July 27, 2019 – During the Second World War, Canadians from all walks of life accomplished much and sacrificed greatly in the fight for the rights and freedoms we enjoy today. This year’s 75th anniversary of the Italian Campaign recognizes and remembers the more than 93,000 Canadians who served in this bitter struggle—an important step in finally achieving victory in Europe in May 1945. Today, the Minister of Veterans Affairs unveiled the official poster for Veterans’ Week to commemorate the Italian Campaign during the Second World War. The poster features…

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Outcomes of Administrative Action to Victims of Sexual Misconduct

July 29, 2019 – On July 25, 2019, the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) issued direction to personnel indicating that commanding officers can now provide victims with information about the outcomes and conclusions of administrative reviews related to their complaint, as well as administrative actions imposed by the chain of command on the person who caused them harm. This change in process closes a critical information gap identified by complainants in cases of sexual misconduct and victim advocates. This gap was also highlighted by the Auditor General of Canada, who noted…

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29 HMCS St John’s Crewmembers Tour BAE Systems Shipyard in Scotland

July 22, 2019 – Twenty-nine sailors from Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) St. John’s recently had the opportunity to do just that when they visited the BAE Systems Shipyard in the United Kingdom (UK). The facility houses the construction of the UK’s Type 26 frigate, which is the winning design for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). Up to 15 new CSC vessels will be built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The St. John’s crew was shown a presentation on the main differences between the Royal Navy Type 26 and…

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Kraken Conducting Joint Technology Demonstrations with NOAA & ThayerMahan

July 22, 2019 – Kraken Robotics Inc. is pleased to announce that since July 18, ThayerMahan and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have conducted joint operations using Kraken’s sonar and laser scanning technologies. This follows a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) signed between Kraken and NOAAas well as Kraken’s strategic partnership signed with ThayerMahan, both in 2018. NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) and its partners, will conduct a technology demonstration using Kraken’s sonar and laser scanning technologies off the east coast of the United…

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Planbox Partners with the Royal Canadian Navy

August 6, 2019 – Planbox, a leading provider of cloud-based AI-Powered Agile Innovation Management solutions, today announced its partnership with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). A versatile, multipurpose and combat-capable naval force, the RCN will trial Planbox’s AI-powered cloud-based agile innovation management solution as part of its agile innovation program. “Through the PSPC Built in Canada Innovation Program, the RCN has partnered with Montreal-based Planbox to trial their innovation management solution. As a matching agency for this technology, access to this tool will support the RCN’s focus on becoming a…

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