Canada to Strengthen Military Ties in Indo-Pacific

The Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) liaison officer for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21), Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Aldous, has affirmed Canada’s intent to strengthen military ties in the Indo-Pacific. TS21 is Australia’s largest bilateral exercise with the United States. “We have a long history with America and Australia, and being here highlights the Five Eyes partnership,” Lieutenant Colonel Aldous said. “Canada…

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Canada’s Massive CTF150 Staff Relieved in Bahrain

July 16, 2021 – Commodore Dan Charlebois RCN (pictured above) and his massive staff of almost three dozen transferred command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) yesterday to Captain Brendon Clark of the Royal New Zealand Navy during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. There was no word if…

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USS Vella Gulf Provided Air Defense for HMCS Calgary in Arabian Sea

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), an element of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG), returned to its homeport in Naval Station Norfolk, July 23 following a four-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. On April 21, Vella Gulf transited the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea en route…

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Statement by the North Atlantic Council on Microsoft Exchange Server Attacks

Issued July 19, 2021 1. We observe with increasing concern that cyber threats to the security of the Alliance are complex, destructive, coercive, and becoming ever more frequent. This has been recently illustrated by ransomware incidents and other malicious cyber activity, targeting our critical infrastructure and democratic institutions, as well as exploiting weaknesses in hardware and software supply chains. 2.…

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Tulmar Safety Systems Receives Life Preserver Contract

Tulmar Safety Systems announced July 5th a contract award W8482-218815/001/DMARP4 from the Canadian Department of National Defence to supply the Royal Canadian Navy with Hazardous Duty and Maritime Pouch Life Preservers. Under this contract, Tulmar will provide a firm quantity of 4,000 units with an option to supply up to an additional 14,400 units. This multi-year contract is familiar work…

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NATO Standing Naval Forces participate in the 50th iteration of Exercise BALTOPS

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group One (SNMCMG1) concluded their successful participation in the U.S.-led Exercise Baltops 50 on June 18, 2021. Exercise Baltops is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic Sea region, which ran from June 6-18, 2021 this year. It was designed to enhance mutual interoperability and heighten operational readiness…

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