SNMG1 Participates in Norwegian Exercise TG 21-1

November 19, 2021 – From February 8-19, 2021, Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), took part in Task Group 21-1 (TG 21-1), an annual maritime exercise conducted by the Royal Norwegian Navy in the waters and fjords off the coast of Bergen, Norway. TG 21-1 supported the training and qualification of NATO future submarine commanders while enhancing the surface and…

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Ultra Sonar Systems Supports Kraken Robotic Systems

January 27, 2021 – Ultra Sonar Systems (Ultra) is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Kraken Robotic Systems Inc. (Kraken) to support the supply of their SeaScout® system to the Royal Danish Navy. The SeaScout – see Figure 1 – is comprised of Kraken’s KATFISH™ towed Synthetic Aperture Sonar vehicle, Tentacle Winch® and Autonomous Launch and Recovery System…

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Saab Proposes New Saab Sensor Centre in Canada

January 18, 2021 – Today at the AIx Space 2021 Conference Saab announced that it has offered to establish a new facility in Canada as part of its offer for Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project (FFCP). This would be known as the Saab Sensor Centre and would be located in Vancouver, British Columbia, with a focus on sensor technologies such…

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Canada takes Command of CTF150 in Bahrain

January 27, 2021 – Commodore Dan Charlebois RCN assumed command of Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) today, during a change of command ceremony held at US Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Commodore Charlebois assumed command from Rear Admiral Sulieman Al Faqeeh of the Royal Saudi Navy. Canada has deployed 31 CAF personnel and one Department of National Defence civilian employee…

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Vancouver’s VARD Marine to Design Ship for Chilean Navy

February 1, 2021 – Vard Marine Inc. has been awarded the contract to design an Amphibious and Military Transport Vessel for the Chilean Navy by ASMAR Shipbuilding & Ship Repair Company. The ships will be constructed at the ASMAR shipyard in Talcahuano, Chile. These multi-role vessels will be capable of operating throughout the Pacific and Southern Ocean with services to…

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NATO Chiefs of Defense Futureproof Military Might

January 28, 2021 – The thirty Allied Chiefs of Defence held their first Military Committee meeting of 2021 in a hybrid virtual/in person format. The meeting allowed the Military Committee to align military work priorities and discuss all current operations, missions and activities with contributing NATO partners. The Military Committee’s advice and guidance will play a vital part of the…

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Exercise Sea Dragon 2021 Concluded

January 28, 2021 – The U.S. Navy and several maritime partner nations successfully completed operations for the multilateral exercise Sea Dragon 2021 in Guam on Jan. 27. For two weeks, over 190 personnel from five nations conducted over 250 hours of ground and classroom training, culminating in high-level exercises to track a real-world U.S. Navy submarine. Commander Task Force 72,…

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NATO Selects Thales to Supply Its First Defence Cloud for the Armed Forces

January 25, 2021 – NATO has selected Thales to provide the first certified defense cloud solution that can be deployed in the theatre of operations in less than 24 hours. Thales was selected after a worldwide competitive tendering process on the basis of its defense systems integration know-how. With this contract, the Group enters a new market sector and demonstrating…

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