2020 News 

Thales Appoints Chris Pogue as New Managing Director of Canadian Defence & Security Business

November 23, 2020 – Thales Canada – Defence and Security welcomes Chris Pogue as its new Managing Director. Chris replaces Jerry McLean, who announced his retirement effective November 16, 2020. Before joining Thales, Chris was President of MDA Government, where he was responsible for the company’s Defence, Earth Observation Systems, Enterprise IT and Government Space Robotics lines of business. In addition to executive roles with MDA Government, General Dynamics Mission Systems and CAE Defence and Professional Services, Chris spent over 20 years with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He holds…

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Survivors Mark 51st Anniversary of HMCS Kootenay Explosion

November 20, 2020 – It was a morning of somber remembrance on October 23, 2020, at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax, as survivors and members of HMCS Kootenay’s family gathered, as they do every year, to commemorate the accident at sea that changed their lives forever 51 years ago. The fire and subsequent explosion aboard Kootenay killed nine members of the crew, injured more than 50 others and left each sailor on board with difficult memories that remain today. Many still struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental and…

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Russian Take on CSC Program

November 18, 2020 (Google Translation) By Roman Skomorokhov Canadians surrendered The Canadians have surrendered. More precisely, the British project BAE System “Type 26” defeated the stinginess of Canadian officials. As a result, the Canadian fleet will be replenished with 15 frigates made on the basis of the BAE System “Type 26” project, but with hefty changes. What could have been changed in the design of the frigate, which is now not much inferior in its capabilities to another destroyer? If we compare the normal destroyer “Arlie Burke” and the frigate “Type…

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NATO Secretary General Promotes Great Reset at Halifax International Security Forum

November 22, 2020 – Preparing the Alliance for the future with the NATO 2030 initiative, and using it to address the rise of China, cyber threats and other challenges, were the main topics of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s participation in the Halifax International Security Forum today (22 November 2020). The Secretary General engaged in an online conversation with Robin Shepherd, the Forum’s Vice President. The discussion opened the Forum’s Plenary Session on “75 Years On: Re-Making the Democratic World Order” – also known as “Agenda 2030” and “The Great…

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Canada, Romania & NATO partner Australia Join Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative

November 20, 2020 – Canada and Romania and NATO partner Australia joined the Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative on 20 November 2020. The Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative aims to strengthen the ability of navies to operate in a multinational context above, on, and under the water, in an increasingly complex maritime domain. Together with the National Armaments Directors of the other 14 countries that participate in the initiative, the National Armaments Directors of Canada, Romania and Australia signed a corresponding amendment to the Maritime Unmanned Systems Initiative Declaration of Intent in…

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Brass fuse box plate salvaged from wreck of wartime HMCS Regina

November 18, 2020 – A small piece of Canada’s naval history was recently salvaged from the wreck of  HMCS Regina (K234), which was sunk by U-667 off the coast of England on August 8, 1944. A brass fuse box plate was retrieved by a local diver and turned over to the United Kingdom’s Receiver of Wreck, who is responsible for salvaged artifacts. The Receiver of Wreck researches owners of wreck material, works with the finder and owner to return recovered material, and collaborates with other interested parties such as archeologists…

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HMCS Winnipeg’s eye in the sky

November 17, 2020 – Four short pips come over the ship’s public address system, then “Flying stations!” HMCS Winnipeg’s CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter is on the flight deck as the flight crew prepares to take off. It’s just another day for the air detachment, charged with ensuring Winnipeg’s Cyclone is ready for the task at hand. Winnipeg’s Cyclone goes by call-sign Stinger 09, and it is something to see in action. The first opportunity the ship’s company had to see the helicopter operating from the ship was during the August…

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B’nai Brith Succeeds in Having Langsdorff Drive Renamed

November 17, 2020 – Following B’nai Brith Canada and community advocacy, a street named after a Nazi battleship captain will be renamed. At yesterday’s Town Council meeting in the municipality of Ajax, Ontario, Councilor Lisa Bower and Regional Councilor Sterling Lee formally moved to initiate the renaming process. B’nai Brith has long strongly pushed for a change to the name of this street. We first publicized the issue in August and wrote to the mayor and all councilors, urging the name change. Last week, in honor of Remembrance Day, we…

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Rear-Admiral Leonard Murray one of Canada’s most important wartime commanders

November 10, 2020 – “Experience had taught me this: to find out what you’re capable of it is only necessary to get a chance to do it, and someone else must have enough confidence in you to provide that chance.” Rear-Admiral Leonard W. Murray, who penned these words, was given that chance. From humble beginnings he went on to become the only Canadian officer to command a theater of war during the Second World War. Widely considered to be one of Canada’s most important operational commanders, Murray was recognized for…

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