NATO Concludes Vigilance Activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 22

Naval Striking and Support Forces NATO (STRIKFORNATO) and U.S. Sixth Fleet (SIXTHFLT) concluded the NATO-led Vigilance Activity NEPTUNE SHIELD 2022 (NESH22) from STRIKFORNATO’s Joint Operations Centre in Oeiras, Portugal, May 31. The two-week vigilance activity demonstrated NATO’s ability to integrate the command and control of multiple carrier strike groups (CSG), an amphibious ready group (ARG) and a Marine expeditionary unit…

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Vard 7 125 OPV a More Affordable CSC?

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Approval in Principle (AiP) to Vard Marine Inc., a Fincantieri company, for its Vard 7 125 Next-Generation Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV). The design of the 125-metre vessel is based on the successful Vard Series 7 OPV reference vessels and can be tailored to a broad range of military and naval missions. Enhancements include an upgraded…

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BALTOPS 22 Kicks Off in the Baltic Sea

Fourteen NATO allies, two NATO partner nations, over 45 ships, more than 75 aircraft, and approximately 7,000 personnel kick off Baltic Operations (BALTOPS 22) from Stockholm today. This premier maritime-focused annual exercise in the Baltic Region takes place June 5-17 and provides a unique training opportunity to strengthen combined response capabilities critical to preserving freedom of navigation and security in…

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Boeing Teams with Canadian Industry to Offer P-8A Poseidon

Boeing and several Canadian industry partners announced today their intent to collaborate to provide the capability and sustainability of the proven P-8A Poseidon for the Canadian Multi-Mission Aircraft (CMMA) requirement. Team Poseidon, consisting of CAE, GE Aviation Canada, IMP Aerospace & Defence, KF Aerospace, Honeywell Aerospace Canada and Raytheon Canada, forms the cornerstone of a Canadian P-8 industrial footprint. The…

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Royal Canadian Navy Welcomes New Commander

May 30, 2022 announcement This morning Vice-Admiral (VADM) Angus Topshee assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (CRCN) from Vice-Admiral Craig Baines in a virtual change of command ceremony presided over by General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS). The ceremony was held at Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard, Halifax, home of Maritime Forces Atlantic. VADM…

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Burnaby’s OSI’s INTS Passes Sea Acceptance Test for SAN MMIPV

May 25, 2022 – OSI Maritime Systems (OSI), a leading provider of integrated naval navigation and tactical solutions, has announced the company’s Integrated Navigation & Tactical System (INTS) successfully passed its Sea Acceptance Test (SAT). “This had been OSI’s first project with Damen and the first introduction of the company’s IMMS with our core navigation and tactical system,” stated Ken…

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In a Shocking Display of Being Out of Touch, NATO Secretary General at Davos WEF

In a keynote speech to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the stomach turning display of the uber wealthy telling the world to behave as they say and not as they do, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that “freedom is more important than free trade” and that the “protection of our values is more important than profit.” An important…

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