Halifax Shipyard Celebrates Handover of HMCS Fredericton

October 12, 2018 – Today, Halifax Shipyard celebrated the handover of HMCS Fredericton to the Royal Canadian Navy following the completion of an extensive docking work period. The docking work period included routine maintenance and upgrades to ensure the longevity of HMCS Fredericton, a Halifax-class frigate. More than 400 of Halifax Shipyard’s 1,900 employees worked on HMCS Fredericton’s docking work period Over 45 Nova Scotia-based suppliers worked with Halifax Shipyard on the Fredericton docking work period, including Maritime Pressure Works, MacKinnon & Olding, CMS Steel Pro, Fleetway, and Gil-Son Construction,…

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Unarmed Canadian Submarines Complete Simultaneous Deployments

October 12, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Submarine Force has had a momentous year, marked by two highly successful simultaneous out-of-area deployments. The lengthy deployments of HMCS Chicoutimi and Windsor – for 197 and 133 days respectively – highlight the RCN’s ability to concurrently deploy its submarines and provide invaluable support to Canada’s allies. They also underpin the wide-reaching capability of Canada’s submarine fleet, and the professionalism and dedication of Canadian sailors. It must be remembered, however, that neither is considered armed as neither has fired a torpedo…

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RCN signs MOU with Republic of Korea Fleet Command

October 12, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Korea Fleet Command (South Korean Navy). The signing occurred on October 9, during a bilateral meeting with Republic of Korea Fleet Command officials at the Jeju Naval Base, during the International Fleet Review. Under this Memorandum of Understanding both navies commit to enhancing bilateral defence relations and furthering success and friendship when working in tandem both at sea and ashore. With new cooperative engagements, both navies will build upon their ability to…

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Snyper drone clears path for future systems

October 12, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy is operating in an increasingly complex environment, and is monitoring the potential of future innovations to keep its defense systems and strategies ahead of the curve so that potential threats do not become dangerous realities. One of the current innovations the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is testing are micro and mini drones. Drones are a threat that has evolved over time. As they get smaller and harder to detect, and as they gain new capabilities like the ability to connect multiple drones…

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HMCS Calgary Arrival for ROK Fleet Review

October 10, 2018 (KBS) – The South Korean Navy’s International Fleet Review begins a five-day run October 10, 2018 at Jeju Island’s civilian-military complex port, with Navy delegates from 46 countries in attendance. The highlight of the event was be the review of warships on Thursday, where 24 South Korean vessels will appear alongside 17 vessels from 12 countries, including the 103-thousand-600-ton U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan. Japan decided not to send a warship amid a row over its Maritime Self-Defense Forces’ plan to fly the controversial Rising…

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Following consultation, no changes to veterans’ licence plate eligibility

October 10, 2018 – Following a six-week public engagement process with feedback from nearly 4,400 citizens, government will not expand the eligibility for B.C.’s Veterans’ License Plate (VLP) program to include police officers. Since 2004, B.C.’s military veterans have been eligible to apply for a special VLP in honor and recognition of their service. Earlier this year, the Royal Canadian Legion Dominion Command, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Veterans’ Association and others had requested that government and the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) consider allowing police officers —…

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Maryland Fleet Week Celebration Wraps Up

October 9, 2018 – The departure of U.S., Canadian and British ships from North Locust Point and Baltimore’s Inner Harbor marked the end of Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore, Oct. 9. Maryland’s second iteration of this weeklong maritime celebration included public tours of the ships, an air show featuring the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, a Fleet Week festival in the Inner Harbor, a 5k run, as well as various educational and community-oriented events. “Having the U.S. Navy, the Canadian Navy, the British Navy and the…

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National Gallery of Canada commemorates centennial of the end of World War I with a special exhibition on Halifax

October 10, 2018 – The paintings Halifax, the largest and most ambitious work executed by British artist Harold Gilman, and Winter Camouflage, by Group of Seven co-founder Arthur Lismer, are at the heart of the new exhibition Masterpiece in Focus: Halifax Harbour 1918. The show, which marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, is presented at the National Gallery of Canada from October 12, 2018 to March 17, 2019. It is organized in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. In 1918 the Canadian…

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