Joint Statement – Five Eyes Defence Ministers’ Meeting

Joint statement from: Hon Ron Mark, New Zealand Minister of Defence; Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC, Australia Minister for Defence; Hon Harjit Sajjan, Canada Minister of National Defence; Rt Hon Ben Wallace, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence; and Dr Mark Esper, United States Secretary of Defense. June 23, 2020 – The defense ministers from the Five Eyes…

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Rohde & Schwarz Secure Broadband HF for New AORs

June 23, 2020 – Rohde & Schwarz is pleased to announce a contract award by Thales Canada for the delivery of secure communications systems for two new Joint Support Ships. Construction of the new Joint Support Ships is currently underway at Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Once constructed, the new replenishment ships that will provide an important…

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BALTOPS 20 Concludes

June 16, 2020 – Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) concludes Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 20, the premiere annual maritime-focused U.S. European Command exercise in the Baltic region, June 16. BALTOPS is an annual maritime exercise, designed to enhance interoperability, flexibility, and demonstrate resolve among allied and partner forces in defending the Baltic region. Twenty-eight air and 28 maritime…

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A Gallant Officer – Career of Victor G Brodeur Photo Album Published

Retired Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Vice Admiral Nigel Brodeur has made his photo album tribute to his father, Victor Brodeur in print form. Victor Brodeur was the first Francophone flag officer in the Royal Canadian Navy and in charge of Canada’s Pacific Coast defense in the Second World War. École Victor Brodeur in Esquimalt is named in his…

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CH-148s Cleared for Usage

June 16, 2020 – The Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division has lifted the operational pause on the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter fleet. With the revelation this week that, after four years, the study on replacing or repairing ejection seats on the Snowbirds’ Tudors is still “in the early stages” makes this an impressive accomplishment. The return to flying operations…

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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),…

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SNMG1 Visiting Kiel June 17th

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – The NATO frigate association SNMG 1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1) arrives at the naval base in Kiel on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Norwegian frigate HNoMS “Otto Sverdrup” leads the association as a flagship. In addition, the Canadian frigate HMCS “Fredericton” and the German fuel transporter “Rhön” currently belong to SNMG 1. After…

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