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CAF’s Commodore Josée Kurtz takes over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two

CAF’s Commodore Josée Kurtz takes over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two

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In a change of command ceremony held in Souda Bay, Crete on June 15, Commodore Josée Kurtz of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). According to a press release, SNMG2 is one of four multinational, high readiness maritime forces comprised of vessels from allied countries, which are permanently available...

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Vice-Admiral McDonald becomes the 36th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

Vice-Admiral McDonald becomes the 36th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Vice-Admiral Art McDonald has officially assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd in a ceremony that was held today. The formal change of command ceremony was presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff at Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard, Halifax, home of Maritime Forces Atlantic. VAdm McDonald has...

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Canada to work on a new pilot project with the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council

Canada to work on a new pilot project with the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council

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The Government of Canada announced the allocation of $877,838 for a new maritime information system pilot project by partnering with the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council. This project is part of the Oceans Protection Plan’s Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness (EMSA) Initiative. On April 17, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Central...

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HMCS Regina seizes over 2,500 kg of hashish off the coast of Oman

HMCS Regina seizes over 2,500 kg of hashish off the coast of Oman

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During its deployment in the Indian Ocean on April 6, 2019, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina seized 2,569 kilograms of hashish, a drug made from the resin of the cannabis plant. HMCS Regina made this seizure as part of Operation ARTEMIS – the Canadian Armed Forces’ ongoing contribution to Middle Eastern and East African waters – to counter-terrorism...

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Game Changer: Anne Healey, Country Director – Canada, BAE Systems

Game Changer: Anne Healey, Country Director – Canada, BAE Systems

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The defence industry has been an essential component of Anne Healey’s life. Hailing from a military family, Anne says she feels she has been part of defence her entire life. “Entering the defence industry felt familiar, and the people were, in many ways, an extended family of sorts,” says Healey. “It is a community, and like all sectors, it...

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Canada increases contribution to Operation ARTEMIS

Canada increases contribution to Operation ARTEMIS

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Operation ARTEMIS, the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) ongoing contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in Middle Eastern and East African waters recently received a boost. The Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), a task force under Combined Maritime Forces of 33 nations, was joined by Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina, Naval Replenishment Unit (NRU) Asterix, and...

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Dashboard: Shipbuilding on Canada’s West Coast

Dashboard: Shipbuilding on Canada’s West Coast

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Thanks to the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Seaspan Shipyards is leading the redevelopment of Canada’s shipbuilding industry from the West Coast. The NSS is a long-term program that was launched by the Government of Canada to renew the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), support job creation and revitalize the shipbuilding industry. Divided...

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Canada to obtain 10,000 units of the illumination flares for search and rescue

Canada to obtain 10,000 units of the illumination flares for search and rescue

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The Government of Canada has contracted Magellan Aerospace Corporation to provide LUU-2 illumination flares for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). The LUU-2 is an air-deployed high-intensity illumination flare, which the RCAF will use to support night-time search and rescue operations. The flares can produce up to 1.8 million candlepower of visual illumination for five minutes, according to a...

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Fujitsu Consulting to provide a new maritime awareness information system to Canada

Fujitsu Consulting to provide a new maritime awareness information system to Canada

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Last week, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility Canada, and the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced the award of a contract that will provide Canada with a new maritime awareness information system. Fujitsu Consulting (Canada) Inc. was selected to “develop, host, and maintain” this new system, which will be funded under...

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Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

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In 2015, Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason was appointed the Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels that is being built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Cdr Gleason has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings to his current role by serving...

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