Chief of Defence Staff Refuses to Comment on Vice Admiral Norman

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, made the following statement in response to a charge laid by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: “Today, the RCMP charged Vice-Admiral Mark Norman with one count of Breach of Trust. “As Chief of the Defence Staff, I must consider the impact and implications of criminal charges against a senior Canadian Armed Forces Officer on our organization. This is a complex matter, separate from the judicial process. I need time to weigh these factors carefully and deliberately. “Vice-Admiral Norman remains a member of‎…

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Asterix completes Royal Canadian Navy trials, achieves Full Operational Capability (FOC)

Davie Shipbuilding and Federal Fleet Services announced January 29th that following an intensive period of at-sea trials and testing, Asterix has been formally accepted by the Department of National Defence and has now entered full operational service with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). As planned, Asterix performed daily replenishment-at-sea (RAS) exercises with the RCN and conducted extensive RCAF CH-148 Cyclone helicopter operations to prove and demonstrate the world-leading capabilities of the Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship. These exercises have included everything from dual RAS operations…

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Davie Shipbuilding welcomes all provincial and federal political parties to visit shipyard

Chantier Davie is welcoming all provincial and federal political parties to visit Canada’s largest shipbuilder following the airing of the TV program Découverte on the transformation of the first Resolve-Class Naval Support Ship, the largest naval ship ever delivered by a Canadian shipyard. Canada’s Navy, Coast Guard and ferry fleets are rusting out faster than they can be replaced and capacity needs to be added to current government programs in order to reduce costs and expedite renewal of the entire federal fleet. The National Shipbuilding Strategy only covers a limited number and type…

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