CSC Testing Facility to be Built in Eastern Passage

The federal government announced January 14th Friday news dump a land-based testing facility (LBTF) on a portion of DND-owned land near Shearwater, Nova Scotia, to help bring 15 new Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC), that will be built for the Royal Canadian Navy, into service and support them throughout their lifespan. This infrastructure will be critical in testing the new CSC…

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Commander Peter Chance RCN (Ret’d) Receives Quilt of Valor

101 years young Commander Peter Godwin Chance (ret’d) received his Quilt of Valor at his home in Sidney December 15th. It was an incredible Honor and Privilege to make this Presentation of this lovely quilt made by Glynis Ballard of Duncan, BC. Peter served in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1938 until 1970. During WWII he served in Seven ships…

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5G Energy Awarded BorgConnect® Contract for Esquimalt

5G Energy Ltd., a high technology digital transformation solution company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, has been awarded a Research and Development defense contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada to supply a digital transformation platform called BorgConnect® to the Royal Canadian Navy, Canada, under the Innovative Solutions Canada’s funding program dedicated to Canadian innovators. BorgConnect® shall connect to multiple…

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Saab Receives RCN Order for Sea Giraffe AMB

Saab has signed a contract for multi-role Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars antenna kits, for the upgrade of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class frigates. The contract also includes associated equipment and spare parts with an order value over SEK 300 million. The upgrade is based on the customers’ requirement to sustain the service life and enhances the performance of…

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Leeway Marine to Provide Vessels for Naval Testing

On December 1st, the Minister of National Defense announced a contract with LeeWay Marine of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. With an initial value of $8.9M (including taxes) for three years, this charter service will allow the Department of National Defence to test and trial new technologies, practices, and operations at sea – while allowing RCN vessels to continue operations. This contract…

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RAN Completes Exercise with Canada, Germany, Japan & US

Two Royal Australian Navy (RAN) vessels have finished nine days of maritime warfare training with four nations during ANNUALEX 2021. HMA Ships Brisbane and Warramunga joined the United States Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Canadian Navy and German Navy in the Philippine Sea to practice maritime communications, flying operations, replenishments at sea, anti-submarine and anti-air warfare. Commander of the…

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