2020 News 

Next Batch of AOR Funding Announced

June 15, 2020 – The Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Minister of National Defense announced that Federal Government has taken an important step toward replacing lost replenishment capability for the Royal Canadian Navy by awarding a performance-based contract to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards for the full construction of two Berlin Class replenishment ships. Valued at $2.4 billion (including taxes), this contract will allow the transition to full-rate construction of the first ship, the construction of early blocks for which began in June 2018, and then the second ship. The…

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New Zodiac RHIBs for Halifax Class

June 3, 2020 – A contract valued at $35 million was awarded to Zodiac Hurricane Technologies of Delta, B.C. for the acquisition of 30 new multi-role boats. These new boats will replace the rigid hull inflatable boats currently used on the RCN’s fleet of Halifax-class frigates with a more modern and operationally flexible design. This contract will result in creating or sustaining an estimated 25 jobs in Canada. Multi-role boats are small, fast, and maneuverable vessels used by RCN ships to conduct a wide range of tasks at sea, including,…

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Statement from the family of Master Corporal Matthew Cousins

May 29, 2020 – On April 29, 2020 Matthew Cousins was tragically taken from us during a NATO exercise in the Ionian sea while serving aboard the H.M.C.S Fredericton. Matthew’s career in the Canadian Armed Forces spanned 26 years. His interests took him from being a reserve Infantryman, to a regular force RMS Clerk, and eventually an Airborne Electronic Sensor Operator. As a loving father and family man these career decisions were influenced by his need to provide more stability for his family. As his children grew, the adventure of…

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USCG, USN & RCN Strengthen Partnerships Through Strategic Plan

May 28. 2020 – The U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy, and Royal Canadian navy signed a five-year strategic plan Tuesday, laying the foundation for future coordination and joint operations. Vice Adm. Linda Fagan, commander Coast Guard Pacific Area; Vice Adm. Scott D. Conn, commander Navy Third Fleet; Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. Bob Auchterlonie, commander Maritime Forces Pacific; and a small delegation of their staffs participated in a Three-Party Staff Talks (TPST) meeting via videoconference which culminated in the signing of the strategic plan. “Whether it’s combating criminal activity by…

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2020 News 

Asterix & Ville de Quebec Take Part in Joint Exercise

May 29, 2020 – U.S. Northern Command is leading a major homeland defense exercise today conducted in partnership with North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S. Transportation Command, U.S. Strategic Command, and U.S. Space Command, with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) under the operational control of U.S. Northern Command. This large-scale exercise is a first of its kind where four combatant commands and NORAD are conducting homeland defense operations, exercising joint integration, conducting multi-national operations, and strengthening interoperability in command and control. “Leading complex multi-combatant command operations across…

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2020 News 

Babcock Confirmed as a Pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria In-Service Support Contract II

March 23, 2020 – Babcock is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Government of Canada as a pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria-class In-Service Support Contract II (VISSC II). Since 2008, when Canada selected Babcock as its preferred industry partner for sustainment of the Victoria Class Submarines, Babcock has worked in partnership with our enterprise colleagues in the Royal Canadian Navy, the Federal Government and the private sector to grow and strengthen Canada’s strategic industrial capability for submarine sustainment. Under VISSC I, Babcock has delivered a complex…

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2020 News 

RCN Selects RaceRocks as Digital Training Technology Solution

March 3, 2020 – RaceRocks (RaceRocks3D Inc.) has been awarded a contract to implement the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) distributed learning program over the next five years. Having proven itself as one of the most innovative and agile naval training companies in Canada the Victoria based technology firm will continue its support of the RCN by developing technology tools for modern distributed learning and delivering a sustainable and flexible system that integrates the heritage, ethos and leadership philosophy of the RCN. The work will support the RCN’s overarching Digital Navy…

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