GeoSpectrum Technologies Celebrates Successful ASW Sea Trial With the Royal Canadian Navy

September 26, 2019 – GeoSpectrum Technologies (GeoSpectrum) announces the successful trial of the Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) on board HMCS Glace Bay, completing the final assessment of the system. The Department of National Defence’s science and technology organization, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), recently conducted performance trials with HMCS Glace Bay, the second Kingston Class vessel from which the GeoSpectrum’s TRAPS sonar was operated. The sonar performed well through the trials period, meeting predicted ranges in target detection, in both passive and active modes against different targets,…

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Glace Bay and Oriole to Represent RCN at New York Fleet Week

March 27, 2019 – Five U.S. Navy ships, three U.S. Coast Guard cutters, four U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) Yard Patrol boats (YPs), one Military Sealift Command ship, and two Royal Canadian Navy vessels will participate during 2019 Fleet Week New York (FWNY), May 22-28. It is anticipated that approximately 2,600 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen will participate this year. Ship and pier locations include: Manhattan, Pier 88: (Tours will be closed Sunday, May 26) • San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New York (LPD 21), from Mayport, Florida will embark…

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Navy couple shares family, command of same ship

By Darlene Blakeley They have made history as a navy couple commanding the same warship, but to Lieutenant-Commanders Chris and Victoria Devita, balancing their busy careers in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) with a happy family life remains their prime objective. Victoria commanded HMCS Glace Bay for two years from 2013 to 2015, and her husband Chris took command of the same ship in early August. They were recently told by navy historians that this is the first time married partners have commanded the same warship. The couple lives in…

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