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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Two Halifax Sailors Arrested on Narcotics Charges

August 17, 2018 – Two sailors in Halifax have been arrested and face pending charges of Importing a Controlled Substance following an investigation by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) and the Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Unit. On July 18, 2018 at approximately 3:30 p.m., CFNIS and Nova Scotia RCMP FSOC observed Leading Seaman Maxime Mercier, a 27-year-old man from Halifax, take possession of the package of drugs when it was delivered to a home on Mascarene Drive at Canadian…

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Upcoming Court Proceedings

March 14, 2018 Victoria, British Columbia Derival K. (Leading Seaman), R. v. Preliminary Proceedings Charges 1, 2: S. 90 NDA, absented himself without leave. Charge 3: S. 125(a) NDA, wilfully made a false entry in a document made by him that was required for official purposes. Charge 4: S. 130 NDA, uttering a forged document (s. 368(1) CCC). April 9, 2018 Halifax, Nova Scotia Florian-Rodriguez A.F. (Ordinary Seaman), R. v. Standing Court Martial Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault (s. 271 CCC). Charge 2: S. 93 NDA, behaved in…

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Royal Canadian Navy’s new mothership sails, on time and to budget

Davie Shipbuilding announced December 26th it has completed the construction, commissioning and sea-trials of the first Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship, Asterix. The ship was delivered on time, to budget and most importantly, at an internationally competitive cost. The ship departed Quebec City 23 December 2017 en-route to Canadian Forces Base Halifax where she will enter service with the Royal Canadian Navy and be operated by Federal Fleet Services Inc. Her crew of 36 Canadian merchant sailors together with Davie personnel and industry contractors sailed the 26,000-tonne ship on her maiden…

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