2020 News 

Untendered $2.7 Billion DND Contract Given to Quebec Firm

July 6, 2020 – The Minister of National Defence today announced Quebec firm Logistik Unicorp as been handed a contract for Non-Operational Clothing and Footwear (NOCFC). A contract valued at $415 million was awarded to Logistik Unicorp Inc. of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, for an initial 6-year period. It includes options valued at up to $2.7 billion over 20 years. The announcement said: “The NOCFC will supply approximately 1,500 items of clothing for more than 160,000 people. This includes clothing items such as Regular and Reserve Force service dress uniforms, shorts, shirts,…

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Code breaker Olive Bailey played pivotal role in ending Second World War

June 16, 2020 – For decades Olive Bailey kept her work during the Second World War and the pivotal role she played in bringing it to an end a secret. She was a young woman living through the Blitz (the German bombings on London and Wales), studying mathematics at the University of London and working in a factory making engines for Halifax bombers. She even survived a direct hit on her workplace and was dug out from the rubble. Then in 1942, British Intelligence assigned her to work at Bletchley…

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Baltic Fleet Ships Observing Baltops Returned to Port

June 18, 2020 (Google Translation) – The ships of the Baltic Fleet completed the tasks in the naval training grounds of the fleet, returned to the main naval base of the city of Baltiysk and began planned military training and everyday activities. During events at sea, the crews of the ships of the Baltic Fleet worked out operations in accordance with their combat mission. A complex of combat training missions was carried out at the naval training grounds, and the readiness of forces for anti-submarine warfare and air defense was…

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2020 News 

UN Day of the Seafarer highlights sacrifice of key workers at sea during pandemic

June 24, 2020 – On 25 June every year, the Day of the Seafarer turns the spotlight on the contribution seafarers make to world trade. With the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the services they provide are more important than ever. Seafarers play an essential role in maintaining the flow of vital goods, such as food, fuels and medical supplies, that people, everywhere, need. This is why the 2020 campaign is calling on IMO Member States to recognize seafarers as key workers – and to provide them with the…

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New Deputy Commander for NATO Maritime Command

June 25, 2020 – In a ceremony outside NATO Maritime Command headquarters (MARCOM) on Monday, 22 June 2020, French Vice Admiral Didier Piaton assumed the position of the Deputy Commander. “It’s a real pleasure and honour for me to join the famous MARCOM HQ, which is at the very top of all maritime forces of NATO nations”, said the new Deputy Commander. “In our headquarters, in the different maritime headquarters of our nations, aboard all ships, submarines and aircrafts, our strength relies on the women and men fully dedicated to…

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After “BALTOPS” – NATO frigates visiting Kiel

June 12, 2020 (Google Translation) – The NATO frigate association SNMG 1 (Standing NATO Maritime Group 1) will arrive at the naval base in Kiel on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The Norwegian frigate HNoMS “Otto Sverdrup” leads the association as a flagship. In addition, the Canadian frigate HMCS “Fredericton” and the German fuel transporter “Rhön” currently belong to SNMG 1. After the ships were moved from the Mediterranean to northern European waters a few weeks ago, they took part in the “JOINT WARRIOR” maneuver off Scotland, practiced with Swedish and…

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Exercise Dynamic Mongoose underway in High North

June 29, 2020 – NATO exercise Dynamic Mongoose is starting in the High North on 29 June 2020. Ships, submarines, as well as aircraft and personnel from 6 Allied nations are converging off the coast of Iceland for Anti-Submarine warfare (ASW) and Anti-Surface warfare training. Submarines from France, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States under NATO Submarine Command are joining surface ships from Canada, Norway, United Kingdom and the United States. As the host nation, Iceland is providing logistical support in Reykjavik. To enhance the simulated multi-threat environment,…

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Swedish Navy A19 Submarine H(SW)MS Gotland Upgraded with TDNS

June 5, 2020 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce the inclusion of Tactical Dived Navigation System (TDNS) as part the first-in-class submarine “Gotland” upgrade for the Royal Swedish Navy. Led by SAAB Kockums, the A19 submarine upgrade was a comprehensive modernization program. Included in the upgrade, TDNS with ECPINS Submarine 6.2 (ECPINS) was chosen for its world beating dived navigation capabilities. In the complex subsurface navigation environment the requirement to navigate without the aid of external sensors is paramount. High tempo tactical situations require that submarines minimise…

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2020 News 

Trans-Atlantic Leaders Gather for Fourth Battle of the Atlantic Tabletop Exercise

July 1, 2020 – Joint Force Command Norfolk (JFCNF), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) newest operational level warfighting headquarters, in partnership with U.S. 2nd Fleet, held the Fourth Battle of the Atlantic tabletop exercise (TTX) virtually for leaders from multinational commands to discuss the future warfighting strategy in the Atlantic. Naval Warfighting Development Center (NWDC) facilitated the TTX, which presented commanders with vignettes to address command relationships, resources, mission priorities, and authorities in the Atlantic. The exercise’s goal was to create a shared understanding of the maritime security environment…

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