Council holds first meeting in new Room 1 conference chamber

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday (9 May) opened the Alliance’s new Room 1 with the first meeting of the North Atlantic Council in the Alliance’s new headquarters. Resembling an auditorium and equipped with the latest audio-visual technology, Room 1 is where ambassadors hold the Alliance’s most important debates and take the most significant decisions. The meeting of the 29 Allied ambassadors, NATO’s highest-decision making authority, was held as Alliance Staff and national representatives of the 29 Allies continue to move into the new complex. About half the 4,000 people…

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Statement from Canada’s Combat Ship Team regarding the Battle of Atlantic

On May 6th, Canadians from sea to sea to sea commemorated the thousands of men and women who fought during the Battle of the Atlantic. From 1939 to 1945, the members of the Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Merchant Navy served valiantly to fight for the freedom and security of all Canadians. From both sides of the Atlantic, Canada’s Combat Ship Team was proud to come together to pay tribute to everyone who fought during the longest campaign of the Second World War and we remember…

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Will the Alliance discover navies again?

Russia is challenging NATO at sea as well as ashore. The rather muted response of the Alliance focuses on more information and new command structures to provide a competitive edge. These measures alone will not be a sufficient deterrent. States are changing the way warfare is waged. New doctrines of engagement are emerging, tactics have altered, new thinking in the Frunze Academy has developed alternatives to the Western orthodoxy about how militaries gain a competitive edge in conflict. Despite the headlines of little green men on land, the great power…

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Another Jet Setting Flag Officer Joins HMCS Vancouver in Hong Kong

HMCS Vancouver has arrived in Hong Kong during an Indo-Asia-Pacific deployment. HMCS Vancouver, a Royal Canadian Navy frigate based out of Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada will visit several ports in the Indo-Asia-Pacific in order to enhance relationships in the region. In a shocking waste of tax dollars and wasteful green house gas emissions, Vancouver joined by the Deputy Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier in Hong Kong. This disturbing trend is without precedent in recent years and is an example of just how bloated the senior ranks…

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NRP Sagres Visiting Halifax June 14

Google Translation The NRP Sagres came from Alfeite the Naval Base on 27 April for a 4 month trip and a half in which to cross the Atlantic Ocean. The ship will practice 12 ports until the return to Lisbon, scheduled for September 14. In addition to Funchal and Philadelphia, New York, Newport, Boston, Halifax, Miami, Willemstad (Curaçao), Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), Praia da Vitória, Ponta Delgada and Faro are the ports where Sagres is expected to dock this year.

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Visit of Canadian Frigate to Cuba Joins Both Countries

Santiago de Cuba, May 1, 2018 (Prensa Latina) The frigate HMCS Charlottetown of the Royal Navy of Canada arrived in the eastern port of Santiago de Cuba on Monday, as a show of rapprochement between the two countries. Coming from the province of Nova Scotia, in Canada, sailors and officers were welcomed by Colonel Ricardo Rodríguez, chief of staff of the Santiago Military Region, and Canadian Ambassador to Cuba Patrick Parisot. At the headquarters of the government of Santiago de Cuba, the visitors met with Captain Isidro Montero, head of…

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Dominion Astrophysical Observatory celebrates 100 years

May 3, 2018 – Today, staff and friends of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory gathered to recognize a century of discovery and celebrate the telescope that helped shape early knowledge of the Milky Way. On May 6, 1918, the first light fell onto photographic plates at the Plaskett Telescope, beginning research at the Observatory and propelling Canada onto the world stage of astrophysics. The Plaskett Telescope was Canada’s first major “big science” project to be funded publicly. For more than three decades, as one of the three largest telescopes in the…

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OSI Selected by Lockheed Martin to deliver IBNS for the Royal Saudi Navy’s MMSC Program

May 1, 2018 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract with Lockheed Martin to provide its Integrated Bridge and Navigation System (IBNS) for the first four ships of the Royal Saudi Navy’s (RSN) Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) program. OSI will build and deliver a military grade system for the MMSC program based on the system designed for the U.S. Navy Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) program. The company was awarded the LCS-27 contract by Lockheed Martin in November 2017. “We are pleased to have the opportunity…

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