NATO Chiefs of Defense Futureproof Military Might

January 28, 2021 – The thirty Allied Chiefs of Defence held their first Military Committee meeting of 2021 in a hybrid virtual/in person format. The meeting allowed the Military Committee to align military work priorities and discuss all current operations, missions and activities with contributing NATO partners. The Military Committee’s advice and guidance will play a vital part of the…

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Exercise Sea Dragon 2021 Concluded

January 28, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and several maritime partner nations successfully completed operations for the multilateral exercise Sea Dragon 2021 in Guam on Jan. 27. For two weeks, over 190 personnel from five nations conducted over 250 hours of ground and classroom training, culminating in high-level exercises to track a real-world U.S. Navy submarine. Commander Task Force 72,…

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NATO Selects Thales to Supply Its First Defence Cloud for the Armed Forces

January 25, 2021 – NATO has selected Thales to provide the first certified defense cloud solution that can be deployed in the theatre of operations in less than 24 hours. Thales was selected after a worldwide competitive tendering process on the basis of its defense systems integration know-how. With this contract, the Group enters a new market sector and demonstrating…

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Heddle Shipyards Announces Hiring of Chief Strategy Officer Jared Newcombe

January 14, 2021 – Heddle Shipyards, the largest Canadian ship repair company on the Great Lakes and the fastest growing shipyard operator in Canada, is excited to announce the hiring of Jared Newcombe as Heddle Shipyards’ Chief Strategy Officer. “It is a testament to the growth of Heddle that we have been able to attract someone of Jared’s caliber. As…

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Admiral Art McDonald RCN Becomes Chief of Defense Staff

January 14, 2021 – After political vetting, Admiral Art McDonald was appointed Chief of the Defense Staff during a change of command ceremony held virtually today in Ottawa. The event was presided over by the Governor General and marked the official transfer of command of the Canadian Armed Forces from General Jonathan Vance.

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HMCS Vancouver Nears Return to Readiness

January 14, 2021 – HMCS Vancouver has entered the final phase of a lengthy and extensive refit. The frigate’s extended work period started at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards nearly two years ago. It was returned to the Navy November 16, 2020, when commanding officer, Lieutenant-Commander Matthew Arthur, and approximately 30 crewmembers took possession of the ship from the Government of Canada’s…

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Halifax Port Authority Awards Multi-Year Security Contract to Commissionaires

January 11, 2021 – Commissionaires Nova Scotia has been selected by the Halifax Port Authority for the provision of security-related services, including surveillance monitoring, patrolling, and access control. The initial term of the contract is one year with the option to renew annually for two additional years. Commissionaires has been HPA’s security partner for over a decade. The new contract…

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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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