Full Spectrum Targeting

November 22, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is successfully forging ahead with full spectrum targeting that will allow seamless interoperability across the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as well as with allies for future operations. In 2016, the Chief of Defense Staff, General Jonathan Vance, directed the CAF to establish a Joint Targeting Enterprise to conduct full spectrum targeting, which for the RCN includes the use of both munitions (missiles and naval gunfire support) and non-munitions (influence and information operations) capabilities. The enterprise, involving the RCN, the Canadian Army,…

Read More

HMCS Ottawa Fires Harpoons During JOLTEX

September 27, 2018 – HMCS Ottawa fired two Harpoon missiles in the Point Mugu Sea Test Range to the northwest of Los Angeles on September 7, 2018, striking targets ashore after it conducted a full dress rehearsal on the range the day prior to validate procedures and communications. “JOLTEX is a great force generation tool for those giving orders ashore, for those executing the strikes ashore, and everything in between,” said Lt Garrett Aitken RCN, Ottawa’s above water warfare officer. “Further, it provides an opportunity to develop and improve our…

Read More