HMCS Calgary Conducts Port Visits on Operation PROJECTION Asia-Pacific

April 10, 2021 – This year’s deployments under Op PROJECTION demonstrate Canada’s enduring commitment to regular engagement in the Asia-Pacific region despite the pandemic, and support the strengthening of Canada’s defense and security partnerships. HMCS Calgary recently completed the first part of its deployment to the region to conduct forward naval presence operations. During this deployment, and in full respect…

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Claims process for CAF-DND sexual misconduct class action settlement well underway

March 31, 2021 – The individual claims process component of the Canadian Armed Forces-Department of National Defence sexual misconduct class action settlement is well underway. Current and former Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members, and current and former employees of the Department of National Defence (DND) and the Staff of the Non-Public Funds (SNPF), Canadian Forces (CF) affected by sexual misconduct…

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CSIS Explains Espionage and Foreign Interference

As a core part of its mandate, CSIS investigates and advises the Government of Canada on threats posed by espionage and foreign influence activities. The CSIS Act defines foreign influence activities that are “detrimental to the interests of Canada and are clandestine or deceptive, or involve a threat to any person.” These activities are also commonly referred to as foreign…

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Dive Technologies Completes Successful Sea Trials with Kraken’s Sonar & Pressure Tolerant Batteries

April 13, 2021 Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company, is pleased to announce that Quincy, Massachusetts based Dive Technologies Inc. (“Dive”) recently completed successful sea trials of Kraken’s Miniature Synthetic Aperture Sonar (MINSAS 120) integrated onto Dive’s Large Displacement Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (DIVE-LD). The Dive-LD is also powered by Kraken’s pressure tolerant batteries. Kraken’s MINSAS is a commercially available off…

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Over 680 Register for Irving Shipbuilding’s Industry Day for Potential CSC Suppliers

April 21, 2021 – All 10 Provinces and one Territory were represented among the 680+ participants in Irving Shipbuilding’s virtual Industry Day, held today for potential suppliers to the Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC). The session included an overview of the CSC program, supplier opportunities, a question-and-answer session and a discussion of next steps. “Our focus is on increasing the awareness…

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52 Asterix Crew Members Honored by Canada for Exceptional Service

April 16, 2021 – Federal Fleet Services (FFS), operator of Canada’s leading combat support ship, m/v Asterix, announced today that 52 of its civilian crew have received the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Operational Service Medal with Expedition (OSM-EXP) for their support during Operation PROJECTION in 2019. Operation PROJECTION shows Canada’s ongoing commitment to global peace. The deployment of sailors, ships…

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Without Committing Forces, Canada Virtue Signals on North Korea

April 23, 2021 (edited for readability) – Today, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of National Defence, announced that Canada is extending Operation NEON until April 30, 2023. Operation NEON is Canada’s contribution to a coordinated multinational effort to support the implementation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions imposed against North Korea. The UNSC sanctions, adopted between 2006…

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