Canada to Strengthen Military Ties in Indo-Pacific

The Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) liaison officer for Exercise Talisman Sabre 2021 (TS21), Lieutenant Colonel Amanda Aldous, has affirmed Canada’s intent to strengthen military ties in the Indo-Pacific. TS21 is Australia’s largest bilateral exercise with the United States. “We have a long history with America and Australia, and being here highlights the Five Eyes partnership,” Lieutenant Colonel Aldous said. “Canada…

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USS Vella Gulf Provided Air Defense for HMCS Calgary in Arabian Sea

The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), an element of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG), returned to its homeport in Naval Station Norfolk, July 23 following a four-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operation. On April 21, Vella Gulf transited the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea en route…

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Marine Nationale and RCN Continue Counter-Narcotics Victories under CTF-150

May 20, 2021 – The Marine Nationale’s (MN) FS Guépratte and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary, prove themselves unrelenting, making four rapid counter-narcotic seizures under CTF-150. FS Guépratte commenced the successful streak with a seizure of 6,136 lbs (2,784 kg) of hashish on 12 May. HMCS Calgary followed the French frigate’s lead, striking in quick succession on…

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Royal Canadian Navy Sets New CMF Heroin Record Seizure in Back-to-Back Drug Busts

May 1, 2021 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) ship HMCS Calgary has made the largest ever heroin bust in Combined Maritime Forces history, operating under the command of the Canadian-led Combined Task Force (CTF) 150. The record-setting haul of 2,835 lbs (1,286 kg) of heroin on 23 April was achieved seven years to the day since HMAS Darwin interdicted…

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HMCS Calgary Conducts Port Visits on Operation PROJECTION Asia-Pacific

April 10, 2021 – This year’s deployments under Op PROJECTION demonstrate Canada’s enduring commitment to regular engagement in the Asia-Pacific region despite the pandemic, and support the strengthening of Canada’s defense and security partnerships. HMCS Calgary recently completed the first part of its deployment to the region to conduct forward naval presence operations. During this deployment, and in full respect…

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JS AKEBONO Trains with Royal Australian & Royal Canadian Navies

(Google Translation) – On the 8th of April, JS AKEBONO conducted joint training in the west of Sumatra with Royal Australian Navy HMAS ANZAC, HMAS SIRIUS and Royal Canadian Navy HMCS CALGARY. These various tactical trainings enhanced our tactical skills and strengthened cooperation in order to realize a Free and Open Indo-Pacific supported by the maritime security based on the…

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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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