Canada concludes maritime security and counter-terrorism mission

May 30, 2019 – Canada has concluded Operation Artemis, the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in Middle Eastern and East African waters. The successful deployment saw HMCS Regina, along with its embarked CH-148 Cyclone helicopter and Naval Tactical Operations Group enhanced boarding team seize and destroy 9,155 kg of illegal narcotics, worth just over $4.7 million (USD) regional wholesale value. Additional CAF assets that participated in Operation Artemis this year included Naval Replenishment Unit (NRU) Asterix, and a CP-140 Aurora aircraft. The units were…

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Japan Announces Canadian Assistance in North Korea Monitoring

Google Translation Ministry of Defense April 28, 2018 1. With regard to illegal maritime activities including North Korea-registered vessels prohibited by the UN Security Council resolution, in addition to the United States, related countries, based on the US Army Kadena Air Base in Japan, We decided to conduct watch surveillance activities by aircraft. At the moment, Australia and Canada will dispatch patrol aircraft and are planning to engage in that activity based on the UN military status agreement. 2. Also, on April 10 this year, the British frigate ship “Sutherland”…

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Final Aurora Welcomed Home from Operation Impact

Families and Canadian Armed Forces leaders welcomed the return of the final CP-140 Aurora and its aircrew from the Middle East on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP-140 Aurora squadrons have maintained a presence on Operation Impact as part of Air Task Force-Iraq since Canada joined the Coalition to counter Daesh in October 2014. During Operation Impact, two Auroras deployed on short notice to provide an essential overland intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capability to the Coalition using a number of upgraded, technologically-advanced sensors. The…

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