2020 News 

Thales Delivers Innovative In-Service Support for AOPS

August 5, 2020 – Thales Canada congratulates Irving Shipbuilding, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Department of National Defence on the successful delivery of the HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. As the In-Service Support (ISS) provider for the HMCS Harry DeWolf and all of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels and Joint Support Ships, Thales will build on years of extensive planning to continue its work under the AJISS contract onboard the first vessel to…

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2020 News 

PMO Announces Chief of the Defense Staff Retiring

July 23, 2020 – The Prime Minister today announced that General Jonathan Vance will retire in the coming months as Chief of the Defense Staff, a position he has held since July 2015. He also thanked him for his many years of service to Canadians and congratulated him on his upcoming retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces. Vance was a major proponent of the Joint Support Ship, which Canada, Norway and the Netherlands were keen to acquire. Canada and Norway were cancelled theirs, the Dutch built one in Romania, HNLMS…

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2020 News 

Rear Admiral Rebecca Patterson assumed command of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group

July 7, 2020 – Today, Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson assumed command of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group (CF H Svcs Gp) from Major-General Andrew Downes during a private ceremony held at National Defence Headquarters (Carling) in Ottawa. CF H Svcs Gp provides health services across Canada and overseas to Canadian military personnel and to any other population as directed by the Minister of National Defence. The interim re-structure of the CF H Svcs Gp will assist with the execution of the group’s complex multi-year Modernization Initiative, providing CF H Svcs…

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