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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L3 MAPPS Awarded Halifax Class Support Contract

June 30, 2021 – Today the Defence Minister announced an in-service support contract with L3 MAPPS Inc. of Montreal. With an initial value of $24.5 million (including taxes) for six years, this contract will ensure our Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) remains well-maintained and capable of supporting operations. The IPMS is a highly integrated and operationally critical system used to…

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Canadian and Australian CTF-150 members contribute to Seychelles capacity-building initiative

June 15, 2021 – Canadian and Australian staff from the multinational Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150) deployed to the Republic of Seychelles from May 1-14, 2021 to provide training assistance to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Their goal was to help build the capacity of regional partners in maritime security operations. The training involved participants from…

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Kraken Announces DND Contract Extension

June 14, 2021 – Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, is pleased to announce that Public Works and Government Services Canada, has issued a contract extension to Kraken valued at $690,000. The end user is the Canadian Department of National Defense (DND). Under the contract, Kraken will provide upgrades, testing, and new hardware and software for the ThunderFish® 300 Autonomous…

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U.S. 3rd Fleet hosts RIMPAC initial planning conference

June 11, 2021 – Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet hosted the Initial Planning Conference for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 at Naval Base Point Loma, June 1 to 10. More than 300 personnel from countries scheduled to participate in RIMPAC 2022 attended the virtual IPC to begin preparations for the exercise. RIMPAC 2022 is currently scheduled to be in-person.…

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1963: “The gold-braid mind is destroying our navy”

Reprint courtesy of Macleans Magazine SEPTEMBER 7 1963 The gold-braid mind is destroying our navy lays a grave charge against our naval establishment: Commodore James Plomer RCN (Ret’d) For the sake of argument Until recently James Plomer was the top Canadian naval officer who actually went to sea. Here he describes the hidden scandal of our navy and the shore…

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CGAI Statement on CF Sexual Misconduct and Culture Change

May 10, 2021 – Strong and effective Canadian Armed Forces are essential to the defense and security of Canadians. The ongoing crisis with sexual misconduct and harmful behaviors within the ranks and failures in leadership at all levels have undermined confidence in the institution. Trust has been lost with many serving and retired members, and Canadians are asking legitimate questions…

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