RCN to Test OSI’s Collision Avoidance Technology

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI), a leading provider of integrated naval navigation and tactical solutions, has announced a contract with Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED) for the testing of OSI’s integrated Collision Avoidance Decision Aid (CADA). Testing will occur at the Royal Canadian Navy’s Naval Training Development Centre (Pacific). “CADA represents both OSI’s commitment to continuous innovation and the…

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Simthetiq Delivers RCN Immersive Classroom

Simthetiq, a leading provider of 3D content and training solutions to the defence sector, is pleased to announce that it has delivered an Immersive Classroom to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), to be utilized for multiple naval training applications. The virtual classroom uses the Station IX™ immersive and multi-user display environment that is also networked to external virtual reality units…

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One of the Nicest Guys Around Honored

Congratulations to Roger Girouard, winner of the 2022 APEX Career Contribution award sponsored by Federal Retirees. Girouard served for more than 40 years in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Coast Guard of Canada. His impressive career of increasingly responsible positions and commands both at sea and ashore exemplifies leadership excellence, a strong commitment to team-building and is a testament…

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Belize & Mexico Lead Exercise TRADEWINDS 2022

The Secretariat of the Navy-Navy of Mexico, in coordination with the Government of the state of Quintana Roo, informs that from May 7 to 21 of this year, personnel and naval units will participate in the Exercise Multinational “TRADEWINDS 2022”, which will take place in the vicinity of the state of Quintana Roo. In conjunction with the Belize Defense Force,…

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Fleet Commanders Travel to Australia

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Samuel Paparo visited Australia from May 8–12, 2022 to reaffirm the strong and enduring friendship and alliance between Australia and the United States. Paparo met with a number of senior Australian officials to discuss the importance of maritime security and interoperability between naval forces especially in the critical Southwest Pacific Ocean, including: Minister of Defence…

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Two Non-Combatants on 2022 Recruiting Campaign

The Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Great Lakes Deployment (GLD) 2022 will soon be underway with planned visits to communities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes, with Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Oriole (May 14 to August 31) and Glace Bay (June 24 to July 29) being this year’s GLD ambassadors. How not sending combat ships will give…

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ASPI: Hunter Class Frigate Program Must be Stopped & Redirected

From ASPI Australia and an appropriate analogy for Canada’s Type 26/CSC aspirations. In 2009, Australia’s government decided that it would replace eight Anzac-class frigates with nine ships optimized for antisubmarine warfare (ASW). There was no justification in the Royal Australian Navy capstone doctrine for acquiring and optimizing a frigate for ASW, which it regarded as among the most difficult of…

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Topshee to Relieve Baines as RCN Commander

It was announced April 21st that Rear-Admiral A.I. Topshee will be promoted to the rank of Vice-Admiral and appointed Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, in Ottawa, replacing Vice-Admiral C.A. Baines, who will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces. Angus Topshee was born in Nepean, Ontario and joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1990. His first four years were spent…

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