Winnipeg Refuels from USNS Tippecanoe

October 30, 2020 – Military Sealift Command Far East’s Henry J. Kaiser-class underway replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199) routinely conducts replenishments at sea (RAS) for both U.S. ships and those from partner and ally nations – almost on a daily business. “USNS Tippecanoe’s officers and crew have shown fortitude, skill and dedication while providing much needed food, fuel, supplies…

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China warns Canada over its provocative actions in the South China Sea, Taiwan Straits

October 29, 2020 (propaganda) – The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has always been able to resolutely defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity, and frustrate separatist forces seeking “Taiwan independence” in any form, said Chinese Defense Ministry spokesperson Wu Qian. He made the remarks when asked to comment on Canada’s recent actions related to the South China Sea and the…

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OSI Contracted to Deliver TDNS for Submarine Upgrade

October 26, 2020 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce the signing of a contract to provide the company’s advanced submarine solution, Tactical Dived Navigation System (TDNS), for another submarine upgrade program. The contract, facilitated through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) for a Government-to-Government (G-to-G) agreement to support an allied naval force, is for a system based on…

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US, Japan & Canada in Exercise Keen Sword 21

October 25, 2020 – U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces and units from the Japan Self-Defense Force began exercise Keen Sword 21 (KS21), Oct. 26, on military installations throughout mainland Japan, Okinawa prefecture, and their surrounding territorial waters. Keen Sword 21 is a biennial, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command-scheduled, and U.S. Pacific Fleet-sponsored field training exercise (FTX).…

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After 20 Years in Esquimalt and No Deployments, HMCS Victoria on Latest Sea Trials

October 22, 2020 – HMCS Victoria, which first arrived in Esquimalt October 23, 2000 and has never deployed, recently achieved another milestone as part of her ongoing sea trials. With the diesel-electric submarine operating on the surface in Royal Roads, a CH148 Cyclone helicopter hovered above to practice transferring equipment and personnel to the sub below – a first for…

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Former naval officer leads B.C.’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

October 16, 2020 – Dr. Bonnie Henry is a prime example of the outstanding achievements of Canadian women who are celebrated during Women’s History Month in October. A former naval officer, Dr. Henry is British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer, the first woman to hold that position. Her journey to becoming a household name in B.C. and across Canada began decades…

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Thales to Support RCN SMART-S MK2 Radar

October 20, 2020 – The Minister of National Defence announced an in-service support contract with Thales Canada, of Ottawa, Ontario, to support the SMART-S MK2 radar system used on Canada’s Halifax-class frigates, starting in fall 2020. Valued at $4.6 million (including taxes), this contract will provide critical engineering, in-service support, and repair and overhaul services to ensure the radar remains…

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If Canada is Serious About the CSC, Why Aren’t They Part of This?

October 21, 2020 – Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) have further strengthened their enduring defense relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on building and delivering the next generation of cutting-edge frigates. The MoU re-enforces both countries’ commitment to working together on delivering these important high-profile national programs and maximizing mutual opportunities. A key aspect of…

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Joint Statement – Five Eyes nations defence ministers

October 16, 2020 – Defence Secretary Ben Wallace yesterday evening took part in a videoconference of defense ministers from the Five Eyes nations, chaired by Canada’s Minister of National Defence. Mr Wallace joined defense ministers from Australia, Canada, and the United States. New Zealand were represented by a senior official, due to the ongoing New Zealand general election. Ministers highlighted…

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