DND Statement on CSC Roasting by PBO

February 24, 2021 – The Department of National Defence (DND) thanks the Office of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) for its work, and welcomes its report on the Canadian Surface Combatant. Reports such as this one serve a critical role in validating our project costs, while supporting our shared objective of ensuring that the best value is provided to Canadians.…

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Twin Otters Transport US Navy Scientists in Alaska

February 22, 2021 – From February 13 to 21, 2021, members of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 440 Transport Squadron took part in “ARCEX 21” near Deadhorse, Alaska. With two, ski-equipped CC-138 Twin Otters, the squadron assisted the United States Navy’s Arctic Undersea Laboratory with the creation of ski-plane landing zones, while supporting the movement of personnel and equipment as…

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Latouche-Tréville Trains with SNMG1

February 25, 2020 (Google Translation) – On February 19, 2021, the anti-submarine frigate (FASM) Latouche-Tréville concluded its integration into the Standing NATO Maritime Group (SNMG-1), one of NATO’s permanent multinational naval forces in the North Sea. The Latouche-Tréville thus represented France during exercises in the Norwegian fjords alongside Norwegian, Dutch and German submarines and Canadian, German, Norwegian and Danish ships.…

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GSTS Expands Maritime AI Application Suite

February 23, 2021 – Global Spatial Technology Solutions, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Maritime Analytics company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract under the Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program to demonstrate an AI-based predictive maintenance capability to optimize maintenance resources and increase the operational availability of defense assets such as ships or submarines. This…

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Ultra awarded Subcontract for CSC Hull-Mounted Sonar

February 18, 2021 – Ultra is delighted to announce a contract award to commence work on the S2150-C Hull-Mounted Sonar (HMS) system for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program. This award comes soon after Ultra’s recent award of a contract to provide the CSC Variable Depth Sonar (VDS). These subcontracts move the development of CSC’s anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability from…

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Keel Laid for Future HMCS William Hall

February 18, 2021 – Today at Halifax Shipyard, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. officially laid the keel for the future HMCS William Hall, Hull Number 433 and Canada’s fourth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS). The keel laying ceremony is a centuries old tradition that marks the formal start of a ship’s construction. Today’s ceremony included the tradition of the welding of…

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COVE Stella Maris: Strengthening Atlantic Canada’s blue economy

February 11, 2021 – In Atlantic Canada, the ocean not only creates good jobs, but is an important part of the region’s culture and identity. That is why the Government of Canada is helping the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) provide high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space for ocean businesses to start, grow and prosper. Dartmouth-Cole…

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HMCS Max Bernays: First Mega Blocks Unite

The first two mega-blocks for the future HMCS Max Bernays were safely and successfully transferred from the Halifax Shipyard Assembly Hall to land level dockside in preparation for final assembly and launch later this year as part of Canada’s combat ship package under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Halifax Shipyard is the most modern and largest indoor shipbuilding facility in North…

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