Maple Leaf Navy Statement on Unarmed Submarines

October 30, 2018 – Imagine, if you will, being in a life-threatening situation and having to phone the police for assistance. The police arrive and say, “yes, we are carrying guns, but unable to shoot them because never have had the opportunity.” The recent deployments of HMCS Windsor and Chicoutimi are considered unarmed in our opinion as neither submarine has been certified to fire a torpedo. HMCS Victoria is the only current Canadian submarine to have fired a torpedo. In addition, it must be remembered that Canada removed the two…

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UK Type 26 selected for Canadian Surface Combatant

October 26, 2018 – Canada’s Combat Ship Team has been identified as the preferred bidder for the Canadian Surface Combatant design. Our team is proud of our proposed solution, and we look forward to working with the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding through the negotiation phase and toward a contract award. We are confident that our solution offers the right ship for Canada, combining Canada’s trusted Combat Management System with the world’s most advanced warship design and bringing together a pan-Canadian team with a proven track record and current…

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Bravo Zulu Firefly Released For FSX

A little bit over a month after developer Bravo Zulu released his Firefly for Prepar3D (v4), the plane has now also released for FSX. The announcement of the release was made over on his own blog. According to Bravo Zulu, after the Prepar3D release, there wasn’t an FSX version planned. However, he apparently received enough attention in this plane for the still popular platform. Luckily enough, it didn’t turn out to be too much trouble to port the plane over. The only feature that seems missing from the FSX version compared to the…

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Top Five Weird Ocean Phenomena

The ocean may conjure images of beautiful waves, shipwrecks, and marine life. But strange thingshappen in the ocean as a result of weather and currents. The five events described below are just a few of them. 1. St. Elmo’s Fire St. Elmo’s Fire is a colorful discharge of atmospheric electricity that typically occurs during a thunderstorm. When a sharp object (such as a ship’s mast) comes in contact with an extraordinarily high electrical field and a large number of electrons, the electrons can glow in various colors, like a neon sign, resulting in this…

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Canadian War Museum opens new exhibition commemorating the last 100 days of the First World War

October 25, 2018 – The Hundred Days campaign (August 8 to November 11, 1918) contributed decisively to ending the First World War. One hundred years later, the Canadian War Museum will conclude its commemoration of the First World War Centenary with Victory 1918 – The Last 100 Days. Developed by the War Museum with the generous support of John and Elizabeth Irving, the exhibition is a powerful and evocative exploration of the critical role the Canadian Corps played in the series of battles that led to the Allied victory. “Many historians consider the…

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Former Signalman Inducted into College of Law Practice Management

October 26, 2018 – University of Calgary Law Dean Ian Holloway has been inducted into the College of Law Practice Management, the first Canadian academic to receive the honor. The College Law Practice Management was formed in 1994 to honor and recognize distinguished law practice management professionals, to set standards of achievement for others in the profession, and to fund and assist projects that enhance the highest quality of law practice management. Ian was inducted to the College for his commitment to innovation in legal education, and of connecting the…

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A Historic First: Canada’s Remembrance Day Poppy Goes Digital

October 22, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Legion’s Remembrance Day Poppy just became digital today, for an online fundraising campaign that is the first of its kind in the world. To complement the traditional lapel Poppy, a new “Digital Poppy” will be available at www.MyPoppy.ca from October 26, 2018 to November 11, 2018. Canadians will be able to personalize it, dedicate it and share it online – and add their own family stories and images – as their pledge to never forget those who served and sacrificed for our freedom.…

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MAN selects Nova Scotia’s Modest Tree VR for AOPS Training

October 24, 2018 – MAN Energy Solutions has selected Nova Scotia-based simulation and training software developer, Modest Tree, to develop a virtual reality training solution for the engines onboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships under construction at Halifax Shipyard. The virtual reality training solution, the first of its kind in the marine sector, will train the men and women of the Royal Canadian Navy to operate and maintain the ship’s engines. Each Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship will be propelled by two MAN Energy Solutions…

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Viasat and MDA to Expand Presence in Canada to Enhance Link 16 Capabilities for Canadian Armed Forces

October 18, 2018 – Viasat Inc., a global communications company, in partnership with MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, today announced plans to establish a repair, maintenance and upgrade service facility for Viasat’s Link 16 military communication terminals in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The Halifax facility will be strategically located near the largest East Coast bases of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), which will allow Viasat and MDA to provide enhanced technical support for Viasat’s Small Tactical Terminals (STT) and other small, next generation Link 16…

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