ADM(Mat) Pat Finn confirmed as keynote speaker for Ship Tech Forum
Nov22

ADM(Mat) Pat Finn confirmed as keynote speaker for Ship Tech Forum

In 2010, Canada committed to supporting its marine industry by building vessels locally to equip the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. Through this commitment, named the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Canada has put in place a long-term plan of investing billions of dollars in the industry to equip itself with much-needed vessels to serve Canadians and protect...

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Canada gives the green light for a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship
Nov02

Canada gives the green light for a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship

Canada’s Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan announced today that the Government of Canada is proceeding with the acquisition of a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS). “I am delighted to confirm today that the Royal Canadian Navy will receive a sixth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship, as outlined in our defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged,” said...

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BAE Systems’ Type 26 selected as preferred design for Canada’s future warships
Oct22

BAE Systems’ Type 26 selected as preferred design for Canada’s future warships

Canada’s Combat Ship Team, led by Lockheed Martin Canada, was selected last Friday as the preferred bidder to provide the design for the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC). The Team’s proposal is based on BAE Systems’ Type 26 Global Combat Ship (GCS) design, which is currently being constructed in the UK. Other members of the team...

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Thales Canada opens new office in Halifax to bolster AJISS
Sep11

Thales Canada opens new office in Halifax to bolster AJISS

Thales continues its expansion in Canada by opening its eighth location on September 10, 2018. The company’s new office is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia and will house up to 20 new employees by the end of this year. These staff members will serve the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the Canadian Coast Guard and the company’s maritime partners and suppliers....

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Cost Savings and Availability Improvement with GE’s Gas Turbine
Sep05

Cost Savings and Availability Improvement with GE’s Gas Turbine

A reliable gas turbine is what gives a ship its striking power, and without a working prime mover, a naval vessel is dead in the water. Therefore, a gas turbine that can be repaired in-situ and quickly returned to service is of tremendous value to a navy. GE’s LM2500 is the backbone for battleships for 33 navies worldwide, providing...

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Canada awards a $610M contract to Chantier Davie for three icebreakers
Aug10

Canada awards a $610M contract to Chantier Davie for three icebreakers

The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to Chantier Davie, of Lévis, Quebec for the acquisition of three icebreakers and work to prepare the first ship for service in the Canadian Coast Guard. On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a $610-million contract to the shipbuilding company. Additional costs will be...

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