FS Aquitaine in Exercise Cutlass Fury 21

At the invitation of Canada, the multi-mission frigate (FREMM) Aquitaine has been participating since September 7 in the 2021 edition of the CUTLASS FURY maritime exercise. This combined training is the largest annual multi-battle exercise for the Canadian Navy on the Atlantic coast. This type of exercise makes it possible to strengthen operational partnerships and interoperability in very specific fields,…

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Rohde & Schwarz Antennas for DND HF Broadband Program

Rohde & Schwarz has been awarded a standing offer contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) for the replacement of high frequency (HF) receivers at multiple sites across Canada. In the next five years, the Canadian DND will be receiving R&S M3SR Series4100 HF receivers by Rohde & Schwarz. The new receivers will be distributed at strategic assets…

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GE Renews RCN LM2500 Gas Turbine Service Agreement

GE Marine announced it has renewed a long-term, customized service agreement (CSA) with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The CSA covers an operating fleet of 24 GE LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines plus spare engines used to power Halifax class frigates. According to Kris Shepherd, Vice President, General Manager, GE Marine, Evendale, Ohio, “GE has been providing the RCN with…

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Ozop Energy Solutions Awarded Canadian Navy Contract

Ozop Energy Solutions’ wholly owned subsidiary, Power Conversion Technologies, Inc. (PCTI), has received an order from Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND), Maritime Forces Atlantic for three Submarine Support Battery Charging Systems. Two of the chargers are considered high-capacity Battery Chargers; 1.875MW, Input 4160Vac, Output 750VDC – 2500A. The third is a low capacity 21KW Battery Charger; Input 208Vac –…

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General Electric : Two New AOPS Milestones for the RCN

The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has achieved two new milestones in 2021 in meeting its mission to defend Canada’s interests at home and abroad, in all three oceans that border Canada. On June 26th HMCS Harry DeWolf was commissioned into service with the RCN, and during July 2021, the second of Canada’s AOPS, the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was delivered…

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HMCS Calgary Takes Part in Exercise Talisman Sabre 21

HMCS Calgary operated with partner navies off the coast of Australia late July during the Australian and American led Exercise (Ex) Talisman Sabre 21. During this two weeks-long massive multi-element joint exercise, Calgary honed a variety of task force skills and improved interoperability with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the United Sates Navy (USN), Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and…

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Canada’s Massive CTF150 Staff Relieved in Bahrain

July 16, 2021 – Commodore Dan Charlebois RCN (pictured above) and his massive staff of almost three dozen transferred command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ (CMF) Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) yesterday to Captain Brendon Clark of the Royal New Zealand Navy during a change of command ceremony held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. There was no word if…

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Tulmar Safety Systems Receives Life Preserver Contract

Tulmar Safety Systems announced July 5th a contract award W8482-218815/001/DMARP4 from the Canadian Department of National Defence to supply the Royal Canadian Navy with Hazardous Duty and Maritime Pouch Life Preservers. Under this contract, Tulmar will provide a firm quantity of 4,000 units with an option to supply up to an additional 14,400 units. This multi-year contract is familiar work…

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HMCS Harry DeWolf Commissioned

June 26, 2021 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has officially welcomed into service the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Harry DeWolf, with the time-honored tradition of a Commissioning Ceremony. This significant occasion represents a great achievement for the Canadian shipbuilding industry and for the RCN, with the first ship of the RCN’s future…

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