JMSDF Acknowledges RCN Assistance With North Korea Monitoring

November 6, 2018 (Google Translation) – The Ministry of Defense and the SDF are monitoring waters suspected of violating UN Security Council resolutions in order to prevent “settlements”, and since January this year, since 10 cases that are strongly suspected of implementing ” I have made public. About one month from the end of April this year and about one month from mid September against the United States against illegal marine activities including North Korean flagged vessels prohibited by a UN Security Council resolution Half, based on the US Army…

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Type 26 Frigate – Emerging From the Shadows

by Stuart Slade Senior Naval & Marine Power Systems Analyst from Forecast International The decision by Canada to select the BAE Systems/Lockheed Martin bid for the Canadian Patrol frigate replacement has sent shock-waves through the naval community. Taken in combination with the June 28 announcement that the Australian Navy had selected the Type 26 frigate for its ANZAC replacement program, the position of the Type 26 has dramatically strengthened. In less than a year, the Type 26 has vaulted from a small, also-ran program to the leading contender in the…

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Bravo Zulu Firefly Released For FSX

A little bit over a month after developer Bravo Zulu released his Firefly for Prepar3D (v4), the plane has now also released for FSX. The announcement of the release was made over on his own blog. According to Bravo Zulu, after the Prepar3D release, there wasn’t an FSX version planned. However, he apparently received enough attention in this plane for the still popular platform. Luckily enough, it didn’t turn out to be too much trouble to port the plane over. The only feature that seems missing from the FSX version compared to the…

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Twelve Pounder on Display

Former Mark V naval twelve pounder on display outside Navy League Building North Vancouver BC March 19, 2018. Wikipedia entry says, “The QF 12-pounder 12-cwt gun (abbreviated as Q.F. 12-pdr. (12-cwt.)) was a common, versatile 3-inch (76.2 mm) calibre naval gun introduced in 1894 and used until the middle of the 20th century. It was produced by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick and used on Royal Navy warships, exported to allied countries, and used for land service. In British service “12-pounder” was the rounded value of the projectile weight, and “12 cwt…

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HMS Terror Added to the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site

HMS Terror has been added to the Wrecks of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror National Historic Site, ensuring additional legal protection for the wreck site under the Canada National Parks Act. The inclusion of HMS Terror in the national historic site was done based on the recommendation of the Franklin Interim Advisory Committee.  HMS Erebus and HMS Terror were the two vessels of the 1845 Franklin Expedition to locate the Northwest Passage. The location of the ships had been a mystery for over 150 years, but Inuit knowledge provided information…

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NovAtel’s GPS Anti-Jam Technology Selected for the United Kingdom’s Type 26 Frigate

NovAtel® of Calgary announced December 1st its GPS Anti-Jam Technology (GAJT®) has been selected for the United Kingdom’s Type 26 Frigates to meet a requirement as part of a protected navigation system. These vessels are 21st Century warships that will replace the Type 23 Frigate as the workhorse of the British Fleet, undertaking the Royal Navy’s three core roles – warfighting, maritime security and international engagement – on the world stage. GAJT protects GPS-based navigation and precise timing receivers from intentional jamming and accidental interference, ensuring that the satellite signals…

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Remembrance Day Reads from Vintage Wings

Spend a few moments on or around this Remembrance Day to read a story from Vintage Wings website about one of our heroes of the Second World War or Cold War. Scroll down, find a story that interests you and click on the image. You will be taken back to a time when duty, honour, leadership, courage, dignity and humility reigned supreme. The Editor

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Scotland set to host largest military exercise in Europe

A major UK-led multinational exercise is set to begin next week when Exercise Joint Warrior gets underway. One of the largest military exercises of its kind in Europe, Joint Warrior will run from October 1-12, providing NATO allies and partners with an opportunity to improve the tactics and procedures vital in today’s complex battlefield. Fourteen nations will participate, bringing ships, aircraft and troops to military ranges across the country and to maritime exercise areas off the west and north coast of Scotland. Activity will feature: Thirty-five naval units from Belgium,…

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Dunkirk Piermaster Commander J Campbell Clouston RN Honored as Hometown Hero

Montreal-born Commander J. Campbell Clouston RN honored as a Hometown Hero at a commemorative ceremony in Montreal PQ September 21st. Event was attended by Clouston’s son from England and grandson from Australia. In keeping with navy traditions, the ceremony included a military band, the firing of a cannon, a minute of silence, the ringing of a ship’s bell, and the tossing of flowers into the water. The Government of Canada is committed to connecting Canadians to the significant events that contributed to our country’s rich history and heritage, particularly as we mark the centennial of the First…

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