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KD Jebat PASSEX With HMCS Winnipeg in Malacca Strait

The Passage Exercise (PASSEX) between the Royal Malaysian Navy (RLDM) KD JEBAT and the Royal Canadian Navy HMCS WINNIPEG was carried out in the waters around the Malacca Strait on 20 September 2022. HMCS WINNIPEG which is a Canadian warship arrived in this country on 14 September 2022, departed from Port Klang yesterday after completing its goodwill visit program in addition to celebrating the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. PASSEX is one of the initiatives of the TLDM and the Royal Canadian Navy to strengthen diplomatic…

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NATO Exercises with New Maritime Unmanned Systems

Around 1,500 military and civilian personnel from NATO and partner countries are gathering in Portugal this month for two maritime exercises aimed at testing the interoperability of new maritime unmanned systems. Both exercises are being held in areas around the Troia Peninsula. Exercise REPMUS 22, held from 12 to 22 September, brings together a wide range of contributions from NATO and partner countries, NATO Centers of Excellence, the NATO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), as well from industry and academia. During this period, around 1,500 personnel are testing…

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HMCS Winnipeg Completes Week of Upkeep in Port Klang

The Royal Canadian Navy frigate (TLDK) HMCS Winnipeg (FFH 338) has completed its seven-day operational tour. The ship arrived at Port Klang on 14 September with the welcome of the Canadian High Commissioner to Malaysia and senior officers of the RMAF led by Captain Shahris Faisal bin Abdullah TLDM, Director of Strategy and Policy, Naval Headquarters. HMCS Winnipeg is a Halifax-class frigate and is headed by Commander Annick Fortin as Commanding Officer with a force of 250. Completed the assignment at the 2022 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise, the…

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Kingston XO Removed Over Sexual Allegations

On October 2, 2022, Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie, Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) relieved the Executive Officer of His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Kingston of her duties as a result of an alleged incident of inappropriate conduct of a sexualized nature that took place during a port visit in Lisbon, Portugal. The allegations have not been proven and an investigation into this incident is ongoing. Commander CJOC and the commanders of each service that generates personnel for operations, expect all their members to exercise institutionally appropriate judgment at all times,…

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Ultra Receives Hull-Mounted Sonar Subcontract

Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems Inc has secured an initial three ship set production order from Lockheed Martin Canada Inc. for the supply of Hull Mounted Sonars (HMS) for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) ship. The latest order is valued at circa $19.5M and further supports manufacturing jobs at Ultra’s recently refurbished and expanded site located in Dartmouth, Halifax. The CSC program is the largest and most complex shipbuilding initiative in Canada since World War II. Revitalizing the Canadian shipbuilding industry, the project is sustaining and creating thousands of highly-skilled jobs…

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Japan-U.S.-Canada Multilateral Exercise NOBLE RAVEN 22-2

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) unit, JS IZUMO and JS TAKANAMI conducted a trilateral exercise “NOBLE RAVEN22-2” with the U.S. Navy (USN) and the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in order to strengthen cooperation and to realize a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific” as described below. 1. Objectives (1) To improve the JMSDF’s tactical capabilities (2) To strengthen cooperation among the JMSDF, the USN and the RCN 2. Period 23 September- 1 October 3. Exercise Area South China Sea 4. Participating units (1) JMSDF: JS IZUMO, JS TAKANAMI (IPD22 First Surface Unit),…

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Kraken Demonstrates KATFISH to Royal Navy

Kraken Robotics Inc., Canada’s Ocean Company™, recently participated in the Royal Navy’s (RN) WILTON Industry Show and Experiment (WISEX) on the ranges in Kilbrannan Sound off Campbeltown, Scotland. WISEX provides an opportunity for industry to showcase new systems for consideration by the RN. With live demos and sea trials, the RN are better able to understand the demonstrated technology including software, sensors, and effectors necessary to implement a highly reliable Mine Hunting Capability (MHC). For these trials, Kraken teamed with Elbit Systems UK to demonstrate the KATFISH High Speed Towed…

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Barry Pitcher Named CEO of Commissionaires Nova Scotia

Barry Pitcher is the new CEO of a not-for-profit organization that’s been present in his work life pretty much since his career began. Today marks his first day at the helm of Commissionaires Nova Scotia (CNS), the province’s premier provider of security and background screening services. “I have always had the utmost respect for the security professionals who work at Commissionaires. They were the steadfast keepers of all my places of employment while I was in uniform,” said Pitcher. He says his personal connection to the organization, as well as…

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Victoria Royals & Babcock Announce Military Appreciation Month

The Victoria Royals are proud to announce, that in partnership with Babcock Canada, they will be celebrating Canadian Armed Forces Military Appreciation (CAFMA) Month this November. During the month of November, the Victoria Royals will host six home games, which will honour military members and their families.  Canadian Armed Forces Military Appreciation Night will take place November 19th and will feature a special military themed jersey that will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the CFB Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC). “As part of Babcock’s commitment to supporting…

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RCN Divers Assist With WWII Bombs in Tuvalu Waters

Twenty two 500lb WWII-era Aerial Bombs have been located underwater at Nanumea in Tuvalu, by members of the Royal Australian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy, Royal New Zealand Navy, and United States Marine Corps working from HMNZS Manawanui. The Government of Tuvalu had requested the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to conduct reconnaissance of reported explosive remnants of war (ERW). With help from HMNZS Manawanui, HMNZS Matataua and crew, plus United States Marine Corps (USMC) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) divers embedded with the Australians and New Zealanders, Operation Render Safe got…

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