Rear Admiral (lower half) Edward B. Cashman Named Next Commander SNMG1

Rear Adm. Edward Cashman is a native of Brockton, Massachusetts. He is a 1987 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He was commissioned through Officer Candidate School in 1988 and holds a Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Arts in National Security Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. At sea, Cashman commanded USS Mustin (DDG-89) operating as part of the Forward Deployed Naval…

Read More

DND Launches IDEaS Program

Problem solving, creativity and knowledge are critical to meet and mitigate evolving defense and security threats. Through innovation we will develop and maintain capabilities that address the challenges of today’s global security environment. Originally announced in June 2017, IDEaS will invest $1.6 billion into Canada’s innovation community over the next 20 years. Through IDEaS, DND will reach out to Canada’s most innovative and creative minds, whether they are inventors, academics in university labs, or scientists in small and major corporations. These innovative thinkers will provide the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF)…

Read More

Court Martial for Leading Seaman K. Derival

Court Martial of Leading Seaman K. Derival took place in Building 30 at Naden April 6, 2018. Derival faced four charges including two counts of absenting himself without leave, one count of willfully making a false entry in an official document that was required for an official purpose and one count of uttering a forged document arising out of incidents that allegedly occurred between March 6 and April 3, 2017 at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt. Judge Commander Martin Pelletier will preside over the court martial.

Read More

Federal Government Awards Contract to Cellula Robotics Ltd for Arctic Subsurface R & D

The Federal Government awarded a contract to Cellula Robotics Ltd to develop a fuel cell that will improve the ability for autonomous underwater vehicles to store sufficient energy to undertake long range and long duration missions April 6th. This contract has a total value of close to $648,000 and is being awarded under the 2016 Innovation Call for Proposals for the All Domain Situational Awareness (ADSA) Science & Technology (S&T) program. Surveillance solutions support the Government of Canada’s ability to exercise sovereignty in the North, and provide a greater awareness…

Read More

The Key to Compliant Tactical Navigation – OSI’s World Leading WECDIS on Display at Sea-Air-Space 2018

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) will feature ECPINS Warship, a Burnaby-based leading naval electronic navigation software at the Sea-Air-Space Conference, Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland from 9 – 11 April 2018. Over 20 years of engineering expertise in military electronic navigation has solidified OSI’s position as the world leader in the production of Warship Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS) – a proven accomplishment with 20 NATO and Allied Navies operating OSI solutions aboard more than 600 platforms. ECPINS Warship is OSI’s premier Warship ECDIS solution and the benchmark of…

Read More

Maritime Security Challenges 2018: “Pacific Seapower”

Maritime Security Challenges 2018: “Pacific Seapower” 15-18 October 2018 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada A Strong, Secure, and Engaged Maritime Future We are pleased to announce that Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy, will open MSC18 on Tuesday, 16 October 2018. Don’t miss this premier maritime security event! MSC18’s topical presentations will include: • Striking a Balance in the Full Spectrum of Maritime Operations • The Evolving Seascape: Understanding the Future Maritime Environment • Building Strategic Resolve: Policy, Platforms, and People in Maritime Security • The Future Fleet: Investing in…

Read More

NATO Secretary General to visit Canada

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Canada on Tuesday, 3 April and Wednesday, 4 April 2018. On 4 April, he will participate in a Town Hall event at the University of Ottawa, delivering remarks and taking questions from students. He will also attend a reception hosted by the NATO Association of Canada and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, marking the 69th anniversary of the Alliance. Mr. Stoltenberg met Governor General Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance and other senior officials.

Read More

Signature of the North Atlantic Treaty – April 4th 1949 in Washington

On April 4th 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty was signed by Norway, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Italy, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Iceland, Canada and the United States. This union of 12 nations became known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or more simply NATO. They were sworn to stand together against aggression. An attack against one, would be an attack against all.

Read More

Exchange officer from the Ivory Coast Navy gains a new RCN family

By LT Linda Coleman RCN Sailing across the Atlantic Ocean is routine for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), but for many African nations, it’s a rare occurrence. So for Sub-Lieutenant Lassina Traoré, a member of the Ivory Coast Navy, to spend five weeks sailing in HMCS Summerside to West Africa was a pretty big deal. “I am most likely the person who has traveled the most nautical miles in my navy,” said SLt Traoré upon conclusion of his time in Summerside. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to sail…

Read More