RCN Captain Appointments 2019

Captain JS Armstrong to Chief of Staff, Naval Staff, Ottawa Captain MJ Barefoot to Deputy Director Intelligence NORAD Colorado Springs A/Captain Biddiscombe to Medial Liaison Officer Operation Impact Captain JFS Boisjoli to French indoctrination Captain JJLD Bouchard to Developmental Phase Four Program at Eisenhower School for National Security Washington DC Captain MD Bowden to Commander Fifth Operations Group Halifax Captain JR Boyd to Commander Naval Personnel & Training Group Esquimalt Captain JRR Brisson to retire Captain SW Carter extended as Canadian Liaison Officer US Pacific Fleet Pearl Harbor Captain MD…

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RCN Officer Experiences Antarctic Operations on BAP Carrasco

February 19, 2019 – Not many people get to go Antarctica, never mind drive an advanced polar class ship as part of the twenty-sixth Scientific Campaign of Peru to Antarctica. On December 17, 2018 Sub-Lieutenant Riley Perrior got the rare opportunity to be part of the Peruvian Navy Ship Buque Armada Peruana (BAP) Carrasco. A Naval Warfar Officer, SLt Perrior operated BAP Carrasco and was an observer of the research taking place during the scientific campaign, called ANTAR XXVI. Some of this research was conducted aboard the ship while the…

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Ordinary Seaman Benjamin’s leap of faith

February 21, 2019 – “I joined the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) because I wanted to challenge myself, experience new things and be a part of something great,” said OS Benjamin who joined the RCN in 2016. During her last year of university she knew she had to decide what she wanted to do with the rest of her life. She didn’t know if she wanted to find a job within her degree or do something different. “One day, I saw a commercial for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and something…

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One MCDV Drone for Each Coast

February 18, 2019 – Kingston-class ships are equipped with a visual line of sight intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability, but have lacked a similar capability for vessels of interest beyond their visual line of sight. Enter PUMA, a Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft System (MMUAS) equipped with powerful enhanced optical and infrared cameras that are able to capture still imagery and video. It is capable of staying in the air for approximately two hours and can fly at an altitude up to 10,500 feet with a range of 20 km…

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L3 to Deliver Innovative Solutions as Part of Canada’s Combat Ship Team

February 8, 2019 – L3 Technologies announced today that in-country technology, experience and infrastructure proved a winning combination for Canada’s new fleet of surface combatants, as Canada’s Combat Ship Team has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) design contract by Irving Shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant Prime Contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. L3 is a key partner with Lockheed Martin Canada (LMC) and BAE Systems on the Combat Ship Team. The CSC program is the largest, most complex procurement ever undertaken…

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CSC Home Team Celebrates Canadian Industry Success

February 8, 2019 – Canadian technology, experience and infrastructure proved a winning combination for Canada’s new fleet of surface combatants, as Canada’s Combat Ship Team has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant design contract by Irving Shipbuilding. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant prime contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. BAE Systems, CAE, Lockheed Martin Canada, L3 Technologies, MDA and Ultra Electronics partnered as Canada’s Combat Ship Team to offer the Royal Canadian Navy the most advanced and modern warship design, the Type 26 Global…

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Christyn Cianfarani Welcomes Selection of Design Team for Canadian Surface Combatant

February 8, 2019 – Christyn Cianfarani, President and CEO of the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), issued the following statement today in response to the federal government’s awarding of the design contract for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC). “Today’s announcement by the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding represents another significant step forward for the CSC program, and for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) as a whole. This is nothing short of a nation-building project; one that we are confident will stimulate economic growth while benefiting the…

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Sonar Upgrade for Halifax Class

The Minister of Rural Economic Development announced the award of two contracts valued at $186 million to General Dynamics Mission Systems-Canada to upgrade and maintain underwater sensors installed in the modernized Halifax-class frigates. The majority of this work will occur in Canada, creating and maintaining about 120 highly skilled jobs while supporting the continued growth and competitive advantage of the underwater sensor industrial capabilities in Canada. As a result of this investment, the Halifax-class frigates will be able to detect quieter targets at increased ranges. In addition, improved automation will…

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2019 Appointments Announced

1. VADM RON LLOYD IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING NAVY COMMAND AND SENIOR APPOINTMENTS: a. THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS ARE APPOINTED COMMANDING OFFICERS: (1) CDR P. CHU – SUBMARINE SEA TRAINING GROUP (2) CDR S. NELSON – SEA TRAINING STAFF (ATLANTIC) (3) CDR L. CREASY – HMCS REGINA (4) CDR J. DARGAVEL – HMCS TORONTO (5) CDR M. EELHART – HMCS VILLE DE QUEBEC (6) CDR D. LAYTON – HMCS CALGARY (7) CDR S. PATCHELL – HMCS OTTAWA (8) CDR C. ROCHON – HMCS HALIFAX (9) CDR G. SIMPSON –…

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