Making Arctic Resupply Safer and More Efficient

The Federal Government Canada is investing $94.3 million over five years to make Arctic resupply operations faster, safer, and more efficient for remote communities. The Safety Equipment and Basic Marine Infrastructure in Northern Communities initiative is providing on-the-ground equipment and infrastructure, along with training on how to use and maintain it. Transport Canada is now accepting proposals from Nunavut and Northwest Territories for projects to be funded by the $94.3 million fund. Territorial governments will work with local communities, Inuit and Indigenous peoples, and stakeholders to assess needs. This investment…

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The Big Easy Kicks off Navy Week

The “Big Easy” will host ships from three navies including the flagship, the USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) during New Orleans Navy Week with a week-long series of community outreach events, April 19-25.  The celebration offers an opportunity for the citizens of New Orleans to meet and interact with Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.  “The sea services belong to the American people,” said Rear Adm. Brad Skillman, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two. “NOLA Navy Week is a great opportunity to demonstrate to visitors who the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S.…

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OSI adds 35 highly-skilled engineering positions to support AOPS contract

Construction of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future fleet at Halifax Shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is contributing directly to the addition of more than 35 high-tech and high-paying jobs at OSI Marine Systems (OSI) in Burnaby, British Columbia. When Halifax Shipyard selected Lockheed Martin Canada to deliver an adapted version of its Combat Management System (CMS 330) for surveillance purposes on Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS), it was a natural decision for Lockheed Martin Canada to select OSI Maritime Systems to provide the integrated navigation and bridge subsystems. Headquartered…

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USS Pearl Harbor Arrives in Victoria, British Columbia

Amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) arrived in Victoria, British Columbia, for a scheduled port visit April 12. The port visit gives Sailors an opportunity to visit a new country and to gain memorable experiences from right across the U.S. border. “This visit helps to demonstrate the continuing commitment the U.S. has to our longstanding and important relationship with Canada,” said Cmdr. Ben Miller, Pearl Harbor’s commanding officer from Mobile, Alabama. “The U.S. and Canada share not only a border, but common interests in regional and global…

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HMCS Moncton to Represent Canada at 2018 Fleet Week New York

The Ships and Locations for New York Fleet Week 2018 Manhattan, Pier 90: • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24), from Norfolk, Virginia. Arlington will embark several hundred Marines from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. • Kingston-class coastal defence vessel HMCS Moncton (MM 708), from Canadian Forces Base Halifax Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Pier 86: • Four USNA YPs, from Annapolis, Maryland (Vessels depart Saturday, May26) • Sentinel-class cutter USCGC Richard Snyder (WPC 1127), from Atlantic Beach, North Carolina Brooklyn Cruise Terminal: (In the Red Hook…

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Kraken announces pre-qualification of ThunderFish® for Canada’s BCIP Program

Kraken Robotics Inc., is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., has been formally notified by the Government of Canada that its application to the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) has been approved. The Company has been pre-qualified into the program for its ThunderFish® 300 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) for military and scientific applications. Karl Kenny, Kraken’s President and CEO said, “We are proud to have achieved pre-qualification status with the BCIP. This is yet another significant milestone in Kraken’s evolution to becoming a…

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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…

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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)…

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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.

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