RCN signs MOU with Republic of Korea Fleet Command

October 12, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Korea Fleet Command (South Korean Navy). The signing occurred on October 9, during a bilateral meeting with Republic of Korea Fleet Command officials at the Jeju Naval Base, during the International Fleet Review. Under this Memorandum of Understanding both navies commit to enhancing bilateral defence relations and furthering success and friendship when working in tandem both at sea and ashore. With new cooperative engagements, both navies will build upon their ability to…

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Elbit Systems Subsidiary in Canada Awarded a Contract to Supply Underwater Sound System to South Korea

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced May 31st that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Canada, GeoSpectrum Technologies Inc. (“GTI”), was awarded a contract from STX Engine Co., to deliver a full end-to-end Underwater Sound Source System (USSS) and software package to the Republic of Korea (“ROK”) Navy. The systems will be supplied by the end of 2018. The contract is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems. This fully integrated, end-to-end system is based on GTI’s Towed Acoustic Target, which has already been delivered to other Defence customers. It consists…

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What an Honor – HMCS Chicoutimi first non-US/Japanese participant in Annual Readiness activities

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has operated with the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) throughout 2017 in support of Canada’s new Defence Policy, Strong Secure, Engaged. Earlier in the year, the frigates HMCS Ottawa and HMCS Winnipeg deployed to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region ‎to further advance interoperability with the JMSDF and other regional defence partners. The highlight of these activities was the inaugural bi-lateral initiative KAEDEX, which included events at sea and ashore. KAEDEX is an appropriate title as it translates to maple, a meaningful tree in both of our…

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