US Navy Announces 26th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 47 surface ships, five submarines, 18 national land forces, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 27 to Aug. 2, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. As the world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity designed to foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s interconnected oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the…

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Work Will Soon Begin on New AORs

Work will begin soon on the on the new Berlin Class AOR for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). These purpose-built vessels will play a vital role in meeting Canada’s domestic and international obligations and will fully meet the operational needs of the RCN. By starting construction on Berlin Class AOR, Seaspan is able to realize continuous production and ensure further progress is made on its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) commitments. This move demonstrates the value of the long-term, strategic partnership established between the Government of Canada and Seaspan under the…

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Sexual assault charge laid against NCDT Yash Choudhary in Saint-Jean

May 31, 2018 – Today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with sexual assault under the Criminal Code, as well as a related offence under the National Defence Act. The charges relate to a report incident in September 2017 at the Royal Military College Saint-Jean in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., involving another member of the Canadian Armed Forces. Naval Cadet Yash Choudhary, a student at Royal Military College Saint-Jean, faces one count of Sexual Assault under section 271 of the Criminal Code, punishable under…

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Elbit Systems to Display Advanced Solutions at CANSEC 2018

Elbit Systems Ltd. will showcase a range of solutions at the upcoming Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CANSEC) exhibition, set to take place in Ottawa, Canada 30-31 May 2018. Solutions displayed at the company booth #1421 represent a vast portfolio addressing the modern battlefield’s challenges. Among these are advanced solutions in the areas of Sonar and Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) to be displayed for the first time, training and simulation systems, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) systems, Electronic Warfare (EW) solutions, Command, Control, Communication, Computers & Intelligence (C4I) solutions…

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Elbit Systems Subsidiary in Canada Awarded a Contract to Supply Underwater Sound System to South Korea

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced May 31st that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Canada, GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. (“GTI”), was awarded a contract from STX Engine Co., to deliver a full end-to-end Underwater Sound Source System (USSS) and software package to the Republic of Korea (“ROK”) Navy. The systems will be supplied by the end of 2018. The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems. This fully integrated, end-to-end system is based on GTI’s Towed Acoustic Target, which has already been delivered to other Defence customers. It consists…

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Seaspan Shipyards Supports Development of Canadian Supply Chain

Over 50 representatives of current and potential suppliers attended Seaspan Shipyards’ (Seaspan) annual Industry Day hosted in Ottawa and received a progress update on the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the opportunities associated with Non-Combat package of vessels being constructed at Vancouver Shipyards. “The work completed to date by Seaspan Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy is rebuilding Canada’s shipbuilding industry,” said Brian Carter, President & CEO – Seaspan Shipyards. “Not only are we delivering on our commitment to supply the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy with purpose-built…

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RCN Awards OSI Fleet Wide MIL-SPEC Navigation System Hardware Upgrade and ISS Contract

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for the delivery of navigation system hardware upgrades and in-service support. Under the terms of the agreement, OSI will design, build, test, certify, and deliver MIL-SPEC navigation system hardware upgrades. The upgrades will replace legacy systems that were originally provided by the company, some dating back to 2001. OSI will also provide spares and training support. “The relationship OSI has with the RCN is significant,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO.…

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New Irving Shipbuilding Research Chair at Dalhousie creates foundation for leadership in marine engineering

A new Irving Shipbuilding research chair at Dalhousie University will help further enhance Canada’s reputation as a global leader in marine research. Mae Seto, an associate professor in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Engineering, has been appointed the Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Marine and Engineering Autonomous Systems. This research chair will create a foundation for sustainable Canadian talent and leadership in marine engineering and provide leadership in ocean engineering at Dal. “I am honoured to occupy the Irving Shipbuilding Research Chair in Marine Engineering and Autonomous Systems,” says Dr. Seto. “My collaboration…

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Official Statement on RIMPAC 2018

Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) is the world’s largest maritime military exercise that involves forces from many countries. RIMPAC is run every two years in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Nations with an interest in the Pacific Rim region send ships, aircraft and troops to take part in the exercise. Over 1 000 Canadian sailors, soldiers, and aviators are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to August 2, 2018. The exercise is being led by the United States Navy. It is taking place in and around…

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