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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Canada: A “Capable, Adaptive, Partner” at RIMPAC 2022

July 19, 2022 – The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is playing a significant role in 2022’s iteration of the multi-nation Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, hosted by the commander of the United States Pacific Fleet and led by the commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet biennially. RIMPAC 2022, taking place June 29 to Aug. 4, has returned to a full-scale…

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Canada: A “Capable, Adaptive, Partner” at RIMPAC 2022

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is playing a significant role in 2022’s iteration of the multi-nation Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022, hosted by the commander of the United States Pacific Fleet and led by the commander of U.S. 3rd Fleet biennially. RIMPAC 2022, taking place June 29 to Aug. 4, has returned to a full-scale implementation of the world’s…

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Fleet Weekend in North Vancouver

On the last weekend of April, the Royal Canadian Navy and Maritime Forces Pacific will host a Fleet Weekend in Vancouver, with a variety of attractions and activities for all ages. On Friday, April 29, HMCS Vancouver, HMCS Calgary, HMCS Brandon, HMCS Edmonton, and three Orca Class Patrol Training Vessels will berth alongside Burrard Dry Dock Pier in North Vancouver…

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HMCS Vancouver Nears Return to Readiness

January 14, 2021 – HMCS Vancouver has entered the final phase of a lengthy and extensive refit. The frigate’s extended work period started at Seaspan Victoria Shipyards nearly two years ago. It was returned to the Navy November 16, 2020, when commanding officer, Lieutenant-Commander Matthew Arthur, and approximately 30 crewmembers took possession of the ship from the Government of Canada’s…

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