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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NATO trains to closer integrate maritime and land domains

Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) practiced integration with NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence elements on June 12, 2021 at the Putlos training area range in Germany. SNMG1 ships HDMS Absalon, KNM Storm and HMCS Halifax carried out a Naval Surface Fire Support serial, engaging targets directed by the Army Fire Direction teams from NATO enhanced Forward Presence units from Poland…

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June 2021 was the 5th warmest June on record for the globe

June 2021 placed as fifth-warmest June in the 142-year global climate record. The year-to-date (through June) average global temperature ranked eighth highest on record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Here’s a closer look into NOAA’s latest monthly global climate report: Climate by the numbers June 2021 The average global surface (land and ocean) temperature in…

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Scrapping of Former HMCS Cormorant Completed

On July 7, 2021, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced the operation to remove and safely dismantle the former HMCS Cormorant is complete. The Cormorant was moored for approximately 20 years at the Port of Bridgewater, N.S. Following an assessment in 2019 that showed the vessel posed an imminent threat of pollution to the marine…

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PCU Harry DeWolf Proves CH-148 Able to Land on Deck

In an historic milestone for Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Harry DeWolf, a CH-148 Cyclone helicopter landed on its flight deck May 19, 2021. In actual Arctic operations, it is intended that Harry DeWolf will operate helicopters from the Canadian Coast Guard or Royal Canadian Mounted Police. With almost no combat capability, embarking a CH-148 would be a waste of a combat…

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