HMNZS Te Kaha Returns to New Zealand After Modernization in Canada

December 20 2020 – Lockheed Martin Canada congratulates the Royal New Zealand Navy on the arrival of HMNZS Te Kaha in Devonport, New Zealand, following modernization upgrades at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards in British Columbia. As the prime systems integrator, Lockheed Martin Canada was responsible for integrating the upgraded systems on two ANZAC Class Frigates. HMNZS Te Kaha was equipped with…

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Babcock Canada appoints new Director of Business Development for Marine

Babcock Canada is delighted to announce the appointment of Jonathan Patterson as our Director of Business Development – Marine. Jonathan served 25 years as a Naval Engineering Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy with a career spanning the breadth of the materiel organization including HMCS ALGONQUIN Engineering Officer, USN Arleigh-Burke Production Officer, Maritime MASIS Acceptance Project Manager, and Halifax-class Modernization…

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BAE Systems Subcontracts Fleetway to Provide Digital Support to the RCN

December 16, 2020 – BAE Systems has been awarded a contract by Fleetway Inc. to deliver a range of digital solutions for on-shore support of Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) vessels. This contract will see the deployment and integration of BAE Systems’ Integrated Data Environment (IDE) to enable effective and efficient shore-side support to Halifax-Class frigates. Fleetway will benefit from access…

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Esquimalt Remediation Project Reaches Major Milestone

December 9, 2020 – After months of hard work, the $162.5 million-Esquimalt Harbor Remediation Project reached a major milestone earlier this summer with the completion of remediation at the Y-Jetty & Lang Cove site. Beginning in January 2019, the Y-Jetty & Lang Cove Remediation Project focused on addressing contamination that had accumulated in the harbor seabed after almost 200 years…

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US Coast Guard & Border Patrol Patrol Canadian Border

December 10, 2020 – Coast Guard personnel partnered with Border Patrol agents near Southeast Alaska and the Canadian border, November 17-18, 2020 as a joint interagency effort to enforce border security, motor vessel safety and educate vessel operators on border crossing requirements. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak HC-130J Super Hercules crew provided logistical support by transporting Border Patrol agents…

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RAN, RCN, RCAF Join US Forces for Fleet Synthetic Training

December 10, 2020 – U.S. military forces partnered with Australian and Canadian military units for a Fleet Synthetic Training – Joint Exercise (FST-J) that began Dec. 3. The week-long virtual exercise included participants from the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Army; as well as units from the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Air Force.…

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Zodiac Hurricane Receives Maintenance Contract

January 8, 2021 – ublic Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of National Defence, has awarded a $16.5-million contract to Zodiac Hurricane Technologies Inc., from Delta, British Columbia, for inspection, repair and overhaul work, on an as-required basis, on inflatable rubber boats and rigid (hull) inflatable boats. Inflatable boats provide a critical operational capability to all elements and are used…

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Canada assumes command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One

January 18, 2021 – Commodore Bradley Peats RCN officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) during a change of command ceremony held in Lisbon, Portugal today. Commodore Peats assumed command from Commodore José António Mirones of the Portuguese Navy. “I am honoured to have the opportunity and privilege of leading SNMG1 and look forward to building upon…

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Vice-Admiral Craig Baines Assumes Command of Royal Canadian Navy

January 12, 2021 – Vice-Admiral Craig Baines assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (CRCN) from Vice-Admiral Art McDonald this afternoon in a virtual change of command ceremony presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. Vice-Admiral Baines assumes Command as the 37th CRCN. He has…

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