2020 News 

SCHOTTEL Propulsion for New Berthing Tugs

April 2, 2020 – The Royal Canadian Navy has placed an order with the shipyard Ocean Industries Inc. in Quebec for new ship handling tugs equipped with rudderpropellers from SCHOTTEL. Two tugs are to be delivered to the major Canadian naval base in Esquimalt, British Columbia, and two more to the base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each of the four ASD tugs will feature two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers type SRP 430 FP (1,860 kW each) with fixed pitch propellers measuring 2.40 m in diameter. The azimuth thrusters will be driven by…

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2020 News 

CANSEC 2020 Cancelled

March 31, 2020 Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries, today issued the following statement regarding CANSEC 2020. Good afternoon, It goes without saying that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our businesses, communities and our families close to home and around the globe. Over the last few weeks, CADSI has been working hard to determine what this means for our community and the events we produce for you. Today, I announce that we have made the difficult decision not to host CANSEC in…

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2020 News 

CGAI and WiDS Announce Third Annual Fellowship

March 5, 2020 – The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI), along with Women in Defence and Security (WiDS), is proud to announce Kristen Csenkey as the recipient of the 2020 CGAI-WiDS professional development Fellowship. Kristen Csenkey is a PhD Candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs through Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research focuses on the governance of cyber security, emerging technologies and explores the management of violence in the cyber domain. She has written on Canada’s contributions to international peace and security and on 5G telecommunication…

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2020 News 

$4 Million Upgrade at Veterans Cemetery in Esquimalt Nears Completion

March 4, 2020 – Canada’s Veterans and those who gave their lives in service deserve our greatest recognition and appreciation. Their grave sites—maintained in perpetuity by the Government of Canada—serve as a lasting symbol of remembrance for future generations. Today, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, in town for the photo op, visited the Veterans Cemetery—commonly known as God’s Acre—in Esquimalt to highlight the recent expansion and upgrades made to the Veteran grave sites, cemetery grounds and surrounding area. The project is expected to be completed this spring. Over the last…

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2020 News 

Babcock Confirmed as a Pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria In-Service Support Contract II

March 23, 2020 – Babcock is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Government of Canada as a pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria-class In-Service Support Contract II (VISSC II). Since 2008, when Canada selected Babcock as its preferred industry partner for sustainment of the Victoria Class Submarines, Babcock has worked in partnership with our enterprise colleagues in the Royal Canadian Navy, the Federal Government and the private sector to grow and strengthen Canada’s strategic industrial capability for submarine sustainment. Under VISSC I, Babcock has delivered a complex…

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2020 News 

COVID19 Highlights the Folly of NOT Acquiring Two Mistrals in 2015

March 25, 2020 – With the current worldwide Corona Virus (COVID19) and nations around the world utilizing ships, both military and civil, to assist in health care efforts, Canada is strangely silent. The French Navy describes their fleet of three Mistral Class as, “Tool of command and projection of forces, the PHA can, from their flight deck, deploy a complete airmobile force made up of combat helicopters, intended to conduct strikes or operations of surveillance of a territory. Their amphibious capacity allows them, thanks to rapid landing craft and barges…

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2020 News 

PSM Wins Prestigious Naval Project in Canada

March 4, 2020 – This is the first of two such vessels being constructed for the Royal Canadian Navy, the delivery of the first is scheduled for 2023. With a length of 173.7 metres and a breadth of 24 metres, this multi-purpose Naval Vessel will be the largest ever constructed in Canada, and has a significant instrumentation requirement with more than 140 level & pressure transmitters, more than 30 flood detection switches, and associated termination modules. We are also expecting a future order for all tank level alarm switches. The…

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