Navantia at DEFSEC 2018

October 9, 2018 (Google Translation) – Last week Navantia participated in the Canadian naval defense fair @DEFSEC Atlantic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. With a mainly industrial character, DEFSEC has been an excellent opportunity to give continuity to relations with local companies. Navantia had an intense agenda of meetings with a total of 40 local companies, most of them potential partners in the program. Navantia opts for the CSC program for the construction of 15 frigates at the Irving Shipbuilding local shipyard. With a design based on the F-105, Navantia would…

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HMCS Harry DeWolf Christened at Halifax Shipyard

October 5, 2018 – Today, the RCN celebrated the official naming of the Harry DeWolf, the first ship built under the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project, during a ceremony at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard. The Harry DeWolf-class will bolster the RCN’s presence in the Arctic and its ability to operate globally with a renewed focus on surveillance and patrol of our maritime borders. HMCS Harry DeWolf was named by the Prime Minister’s wife, during a ceremony attended by various Liberal Party politicians trying to cash in on a…

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Combat Management System CMS 330

Lockheed Martin Canada’s Combat Management System – CMS 330 – is a derivative of a Lockheed Martin Canada legacy product that was originally developed in Canada in the 1980’s for the original build of the Royal Canadian Navy’s HALIFAX Class ships. CMS 330 was developed as a result of 25+ years’ experience and knowledge of Canadian and NATO naval operations. Key aspects of the system include: The system was designed as a modern, affordable solution for mid-life upgrades in the international market. It has an open architecture design which adapts…

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Seaspan engages with Canadian suppliers at DEFSEC

October 3, 2018 – Yesterday, approximately 60 representatives from current and potential suppliers attended Seaspan Shipyards’ (Seaspan) industry engagement event hosted in Halifax. At the event, participants received information on the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the opportunities associated with the non-combat package of vessels being constructed at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. As part of its NSS commitments, Seaspan has to date engaged more than 500 Canadian suppliers and assigned approximately $650 million in committed contracts. The majority of these are with small- and medium-sized businesses. In all, Canadian suppliers make…

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Major Contract for Protecteur Class Announced

October 2, 2018 – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Hawboldt Industries (Hawboldt) of Chester, Nova Scotia, two contracts for a total value of $8M for work on Canada’s new Protecteur Class supply ships. This is one of several expected to be announced for Canadian suppliers supporting Seaspan’s work on naval supply ships under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Hawboldt will provide deck equipment for the new ships. This equipment will include anchoring and mooring packages and the primary cranes. Hawboldt has an established relationship with Seaspan thanks to its work…

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Thales Canada invests in Virtual Marine’s leading ship simulator solution

October 3, 2018 – Through a new research and development project, Thales Canada is investing more than $315,000 with Virtual Marine to enhance Virtual Marine’s embedded ship simulation system. The project will result in the creation of a ship simulator that will be used to support advanced platform testing and integration needs for programs such as AJISS (Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships and Joint Support Ships In-Service Support). The simulator system is designed to be flexible to allow for current and new ship types and equipment configuration and can be…

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General Dynamics Awarded UWSU Contract for Royal Canadian Navy

October 2, 2018 – General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada was awarded the Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) contract to upgrade and maintain underwater sensors on the Halifax-class frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). Together with Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems and Nautel, General Dynamics will offer the RCN an improved ability to detect and track underwater threats, while continuing to develop technologies that generate economic impact for Canada. “General Dynamics is pleased to continue its proud tradition of supporting Canada in anti-submarine warfare as we embark on this ambitious upgrade program,”…

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HMCS Corner Brook Getting New Communication Mast During Current Overhaul

Calzoni Submarine Masts are the Antenna/Sensor Hoisting Systems of choice on most modern Submarines in service within Navies around the world, together with Snorkels and Air Inlet and Gas Exhaust Valves. Winches, Auxiliary Thrusters and Steering Systems complete the catalogue. Reliability and leading edge technology are recognized strengths of our solutions. Electronic Universal Modular Mast Eliminates external hydraulics, introducing electronic actuation Reduces maintenance burden Pre-programmable antenna motion High precision positioning Improved submarine architecture

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Historic artifacts recovered from wrecks of ill-fated Victorian expedition in the Arctic

October 3, 2018 – These are priceless artifacts recovered from one of the Royal Navy’s most famous – and ill-fated – expeditions. One hundred and 70 years after they were last above the waves, everyday items from the wreck of HMS Erebus were brought to the surface during the first of many annual expeditions to the wreck. Erebus and HMS Terror were lost during an attempt to find the fabled Northwest Passage – a route between the Atlantic and Pacific through the waters of northern Canada and the Arctic which…

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