NATO ships test next generation of electronic warfare defences

October 31, 2019 – Thirteen NATO countries are taking part in simulated air and missile defence drills off the United Kingdom’s southern coast from Thursday (31 October 2019). The 6-day Naval Electro Magnetic Operations – or “NEMO” – trials will test how allied navies can defend themselves against anti-ship cruise and hypersonic missiles using state-of-the-art electronic defenses. “NEMO 19 shows how Allies are working together to protect NATO forces from the threat of cruise and hypersonic missiles,” said NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu. “This is NATO’s largest maritime electronic warfare exercise…

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Ceremony Commemorates 50th Anniversary of HMCS Kootenay Explosion

October 23, 2019 – Today marks the 50th anniversary of the engine room explosion that killed nine members of HMCS Kootenay’s crew and forever altered the lives of many others. To remember those shipmates lost and to acknowledge the heroic actions of other crew members following this catastrophic event, the Kootenay family will today join with members of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), past and present, friends and members of the public for a 50th anniversary commemorative ceremony at Point Pleasant Park’s Bonaventure Anchor Memorial in Halifax. “The bravery, heroism…

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New Memorial for Battle of the Atlantic Commander

October 23, 2019 – TODAY’S sailors and naval leaders will join villagers in Anglesey on Friday as a memorial to the man who helped deliver victory over the U-boat. A statue and memorial garden will be dedicated in Rhosneigr – ten miles outside Holyhead and next to RAF Valley – to its most famous son: Admiral Sir Max Horton. From November 1942 until the end of World War 2, Sir Max served as Commander-in-Chief Western Approaches, directing the Allied response to the German submarine menace from his headquarters in Liverpool.…

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OSI Achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

October 15, 2019 – OSI Maritime Systems is pleased to announce that it has qualified for Cyber Essential Plus certification which demonstrates the Company’s commitment to cyber security. The rigorous certification process, awarded by DigitalXRAID, evaluates a candidate’s Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways, Secure Configuration, Patch Management, Access Control, and Malware Protection. “We are committed to continuous improvement,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. “Equally important to us is having a secure and trusted cyber environment for our global workgroups and customers.” Cyber Essentials offers two certification options, Cyber Essentials…

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NATO Allied Nations Complete Dynamic Mariner 2019

October 18, 2019 – 18 Allied nations participated in the NATO Maritime Command’s exercise Dynamic Mariner 2019 off the coast of Spain Oct. 8 through Oct. 18. The exercise brought together 32 surface ships, 2 submarines and 18 aircraft, and enabled participants to train together across all maritime warfare areas. While NATO Maritime Command sponsored and evaluated the exercise, the Spanish Maritime Force Commander exercised operational control of all forces, acting as the Maritime Component Commander in a simulated NATO Response Force (NRF) operation. “Dynamic Mariner was a tremendous effort…

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Triumph Expands Partnership With Triman To Enhance Aftermarket Offerings To Naval Defense Market

October 21, 2019 – Triumph Group, Inc. announced today that its Integrated Systems Mechanical Solutions business will expand its distribution agreement with Triman Industries to include the remote mechanical valve actuation (RMVA) product line for all North American naval platforms. The expanded offering will enable the U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Navy to access Triumph original parts for their aftermarket needs, as well as manage product supply to shipbuilders contracted by the respective Navy entities with RMVAs for new ship builds. According to the new agreement, Triman will provide RMVA…

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AOPS Landing Craft Ready for Action

October 14, 2019 – ABCO Industries Inc. (ABCO), based in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia completed sea trials for the 12 metre landing craft in the summer of 2019 and delivered the first vessel in October 2019. They will supply these support boats for each of the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) currently under construction at Halifax Shipyard for the Royal Canadian Navy. The landing craft will be used to transfer personnel and equipment to shore where there are little or no port services available. It can carry 4 tonnes of…

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Onboard HMC Submarine Onondaga

Story by Nick Unknown Submariner For weeks they go without seeing the light of day or taking a breath of fresh air. Sometimes they don’t shower for a month. The taste of fresh bread, milk and vegetables is a luxury. And their clothes always smell of diesel. They are the men who man Canada’s three submarines. “Submariners have a tremendous esprit de corps” says Commander Ray Hunt, 44, the man in charge of our submarine fleet. “But they have to. It takes an unusual man who doesn’t mind having a…

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Shop Museum Store Sunday

October 8, 2019 – On Sunday, December 1, 2019, for the third consecutive year, more than 1,200 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 18 countries, and five continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday – an exciting annual event and shopping campaign that encourages consumers and museum visitors to consciously contribute to the future sustainability and success of each museum and cultural institution. At museum stores around the world, holiday shoppers will find memorable gifts filled with inspiration…

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