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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Leonardo Awarded Contract for Four OTO 127/64 LW Vulcano Gun Mounts

April 22, 2021 – Leonardo will supply to Lockheed Martin Canada four OTO 127/64 LightWeight (LW) Vulcano naval guns, including the Automatic Ammunition Handling System (AAHS) as an optional solution, for the new Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC), which will be built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc. at the Halifax shipyard in Nova Scotia. The first three systems will be installed on-board…

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JS AKEBONO Trains with Royal Australian & Royal Canadian Navies

(Google Translation) – On the 8th of April, JS AKEBONO conducted joint training in the west of Sumatra with Royal Australian Navy HMAS ANZAC, HMAS SIRIUS and Royal Canadian Navy HMCS CALGARY. These various tactical trainings enhanced our tactical skills and strengthened cooperation in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific supported by the maritime security based on the…

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Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon Guardship Fulmar Deploys to Lake Ontario

April 13, 2020 (Google Translation) – On Tuesday April 6, the patrol boat Fulmar of the French Navy left Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon for a deployment, rather rare, to Lake Ontario where a Canadian exercise of Search and Rescue at sea will be conducted ( Search and Rescue – SAR). After patrolling the French Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Fulmar began its ascent…

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Fritz-X Survivor HMCS Quebec Visit to Barcelona

by Antoni Casinos from envisitadecortesia.com (Google Translation) On the morning of March 28, 1955, after the formal salute to the cannon, the light cruiser HMCS Quebec of the Royal Canadian Navy made its entrance to the port of Barcelona on a courtesy visit, which was on a midshipman training trip. The cruise ship, which came from the French port of…

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Babcock Announces Extension to Victoria Class In-Service Support Contract

Babcock Canada is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has opted to exercise two one-year contract extension options to the existing Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC). Originally awarded in 2008, exercising the options will see VISSC extended to June 2023. VISSC is one of the largest naval in-service support contracts in Canada and includes project management, technology integration,…

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