Two Frigates Now on Separate Pacific Missions

August 15, 2022 – Following their participation in RIMPAC, HMCS Vancouver and Winnipeg continue to operate in the Indo-Pacific, where they will remain deployed until December 2022. HMCS Vancouver and HMCS Winnipeg will participate in bilateral and multinational training exercises and engage with regional militaries and other international security partners in order to reinforce collective defense and promote stability in…

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New Fleet Commander Highlights Changing Culture

Rebuilding trust and improving culture across the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) are top priorities for Commodore Trevor Maclean, who took command of Canadian Fleet Atlantic (CANFLTLANT) on June 22. Following allegations of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior by RCN senior officers, Commodore MacLean is not shying away from the upcoming challenge that is transforming the RCN environment. “We have to…

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Japan-Canada-New Zealand Trilateral Exercise

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) unit, JS IZUMO and JS TAKANAMI conducted a trilateral exercise with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) in order to strengthen cooperation to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation among JMSDF, Royal Canadian Navy, and…

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RIMPAC 2022 Concludes

The world’s largest international maritime exercise concluded Aug. 4 following more than a month of realistic, relevant combined operations training conducted in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. Twenty-six nations, 38 surface ships, three submarines, nine national land forces, more than 30 unmanned systems, approximately 170 aircraft and over 25,000 personnel participated in the 28th edition of the…

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HMCS Winnipeg Conducts ASW Training at RIMPAC

HMCS Winnipeg recently participated in anti-submarine warfare training off the coast of Hawaii as part of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 in the Barking Sands Underwater Range off the coast off Hawaii. The operations team had the opportunity to detect, track, and fire torpedoes at an ‘enemy’ submarine. “Our operators undergo years of specialized training to gain proficiency in…

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Fleet Week Seattle Returns After Two-Year Hiatus

Destroyer USS John Paul Jones (DDG 53) and Cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), Royal Canadian navy Kingston-class coastal defense vessels HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709) and Yellowknife (MM 706), and USCGC Henry Blake (WLM 563) participated in a parade of ships, August 1, the grand entry to kick off Fleet Week Seattle 2022. Fleet Week Seattle is a time-honored celebration…

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HMCS Vancouver Supports TAPA during RIMPAC 2022

The modern battlespace is evolving rapidly and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is adapting to keep pace. As part of their participation in RIMPAC 2022, HMCS Vancouver spent over a week trialing various electronic warfare (EW) tactics that culminated in the ship being the first RCN vessel to tactically launch a surface offboard passive decoy (SOPD). The SOPD is one…

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Lockheed Martin Distances Itself From CH-148 Fiasco

The global fleet of the multi-mission Sikorsky S-92 ® helicopters is rapidly accumulating flight hours, surpassing 2 million flight hours in a variety of missions including search and rescue, oil and gas transportation and VIP transportation in 28 countries. The S-92 was in service for 12 years when it reached 1 million flight hours. Just six years later, the fleet…

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