Triumph Expands Partnership With Triman To Enhance Aftermarket Offerings To Naval Defense Market

October 21, 2019 – Triumph Group, Inc. announced today that its Integrated Systems Mechanical Solutions business will expand its distribution agreement with Triman Industries to include the remote mechanical valve actuation (RMVA) product line for all North American naval platforms. The expanded offering will enable the U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Navy to access Triumph original parts for their aftermarket needs, as well as manage product supply to shipbuilders contracted by the respective Navy entities with RMVAs for new ship builds. According to the new agreement, Triman will provide RMVA…

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Onboard HMC Submarine Onondaga

Story by Nick Unknown Submariner For weeks they go without seeing the light of day or taking a breath of fresh air. Sometimes they don’t shower for a month. The taste of fresh bread, milk and vegetables is a luxury. And their clothes always smell of diesel. They are the men who man Canada’s three submarines. “Submariners have a tremendous esprit de corps” says Commander Ray Hunt, 44, the man in charge of our submarine fleet. “But they have to. It takes an unusual man who doesn’t mind having a…

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U-210 Sunk By HMCS Assiniboine 7-6-42

SERIAL NO. 4 U-210 SUNK BY H.M.C.S. ASSINIBOINE 7-6-42 POST MORTEMS ON ENEMY SUBMARINES DIVISION OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE NAVY DEPARTMENT OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON SERIAL No. 4 FINAL REPORT ON THE INTERROGATION OF SURVIVORS FROM U-210 SUNK BY H. M. C. S. ASSINIBOINE AUGUST 6, 1942 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE WASHINGTON : 1942 OP-16-F-10(20) L11-1/EF74 CONFIDENTIAL Declassified Serial No. 0248116 O. N. I. 250 SERIES NAVY DEPARTMENT, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, October 25, 1942. 1. The O. N. I. 250 Series –…

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“Pirate of the Adriatic” wreaked havoc during Second World War

September 30, 2019 – A 22-ship German convoy sailing in two columns slipped through the dark in the Adriatic Sea late in the Second World War. A Canadian sailor in command of a British Royal Navy motor torpedo boat (MTB) was hot on its trail. Captain Thomas George Fuller kicked open the three huge Packard engines in his MTB and at full speed, with guns blazing, fearlessly ran the gauntlet between the two columns. Germans returned fire that hit their own ships. In the resulting confusion, Fuller slipped away and…

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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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NATO Nations Hone ASW Skills in Cutlass Fury

September 24, 2019 – NATO nations in the Royal Canadian Navy-led exercise Cutlass Fury 2019 recently executed advanced training in anti-submarine warfare (ASW) in the waters off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) is particpating, along with ships, submarines, aircraft and helicopters from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Denmark. “Cutlass Fury has been designed to provide advanced training opportunities for Canada and our Allies and partners,” said Commodore Rich Feltham, commander, Canadian Fleet Atlantic. “Together it will allow us to build upon our readiness…

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Providing the Protecteur Class With Ship-Shore Lift

September 6, 2019 – Today, the Minister of National Defence, announced a contract of approximately $12 million to acquire five ship-to-shore connector systems that will support such missions. These systems will be built in Canada by Navamar Inc. With these ship-to-shore connector systems, ships will have an enhanced and robust capability to transfer cargo and equipment from the ship to the shore. They will enable the Canadian Armed Forces to respond more rapidly to operations and joint actions ashore. Of the five ship-to-shore connector systems we are acquiring, four will…

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RCN modernizes approach to sea command development and assessment

September 4, 2019 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is modernizing the sea command development and assessment process for Naval Warfare Officers (NWOs). During Executive Governance Week in Halifax in June, the Naval Board approved a new process for Command Development and Assessment (CDA) which will evaluate a NWO’s command potential throughout his or her career, as opposed to focussing on singular events such as courses or the command review board. The traditional system is designed so that as Naval Warfare Officers complete their Director (D-level) training and go on…

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U.S., allied forces complete EOD exercise Hydracrab 2019

August 31, 2019 – Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States completed exercise Hydracrab 2019, Aug. 31. Hydracrab was a first-of-its-kind quadrilateral exercise with key partner nations, which began Aug. 19 and spanned two weeks. The exercise aimed to prepare allied explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces to operate as an integrated, capable force in the changing and complex maritime Indo-Pacific region. “During the inaugural EOD Hydracrab exercise, our teams took on an incredible compilation of highly-realistic unit level drills, and several tactics exchanges,” said Cmdr. Andrew…

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