2020 News 

Royal Canadian Navy’s First AOPS, HMCS Harry DeWolf, Powered by GE

August 12, 2020 – The first of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) – HMCS Harry DeWolf – has been delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). HMCS Harry DeWolf is the first full-electric power and propulsion ice class patrol vessel for the RCN. The electric propulsion solution delivers efficiency, redundancy and reduced cost-of-ownership; state of the art automation and machinery controls help to reduce crewing requirements. GE leveraged proven technologies to deliver a low risk, robust full-electric propulsion system which is ideally suited to long range operations above…

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New RCN Ranks Include Politically Incorrect “Master”

August 27, 2020 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is continuing to work to create a more “inclusive” environment within the workplaces, whether that is at sea or at home. Following survey with over 18,000 respondents, the RCN has chosen a new English rank designation for its junior ranks that will result in more gender-neutral terms than the current titles, which are not reflective of the modern, “progressive” service of RCN today. The RCN’s junior ranks will soon be known as Sailor Third Class (formerly Ordinary Seaman), Sailor Second Class…

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FS Fulmar Returns from Canadian Arctic Exercise

August 19, 2020 (Google Translation) – Customary in cold waters, the Fulmar regularly deploys in the Far North, in cooperation with the allied navies of the region: the Danes in Greenland and the Canadians in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, the Fulmar sailed along the coast of Greenland to 70 ° N to harden its newly embarked sailors. The objective was to develop their skills in sea rescue in the polar zone and to accustom them to the specificities of navigation in glacial zones, through exercises and international cooperation. The opportunity…

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Royal Canadian Navy Representing Canada at RIMPAC 2020

August 19, 2020 – Exercise Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, is the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise. Since its inception in 1971, the unique training event has grown in scope and complexity to provide participating nations the chance to strengthen military partnerships, provide experience operating with international forces and overall readiness to contribute to a wide-range of potential coalition operations. The at-sea-only construct for RIMPAC 2020 was developed to ensure the safety of all military forces participating by minimizing shore-based contingents. Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet crafted the modified…

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2020 News 

Halifax Class Maintenance Contract Announced Three Months After it Began

June 29, 2020 – Today, the Federal Government announced the award of an in-service support contract to Fleetway Inc. of Halifax, three months after it commenced. Valued at $72.6 million for the first six years, with options to extend for up to 22 years, this contract will provide a full range of technical data management and systems engineering support services for the RCN’s fleet of Halifax-class ships. The reason for announcing this three months late, leads one to to speculate on the reasons why, most of which revolve among patronage.…

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2020 News 

Next Batch of AOR Funding Announced

June 15, 2020 – The Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Minister of National Defense announced that Federal Government has taken an important step toward replacing lost replenishment capability for the Royal Canadian Navy by awarding a performance-based contract to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards for the full construction of two Berlin Class replenishment ships. Valued at $2.4 billion (including taxes), this contract will allow the transition to full-rate construction of the first ship, the construction of early blocks for which began in June 2018, and then the second ship. The…

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