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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Japan-Canada Bilateral Exercise (KAEDEX22)

The Indo-Pacific Deployment 2022 (IPD22) unit, JS IZUMO and JS TAKANAMI, conducted a bilateral exercise with 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 between the JMSDF and the RCN 2. Period September 21-23 3. Exercise Area From the vicinity of Malaysia to the vicinity of Singapore 4. Participating units (1) JMSDF: JS IZUMO, JS TAKANAMI (IPD22 First Surface Unit) (2) RCN: HMCS WINNIPEG…

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SPA Supports the UK Ministry of Defence

SPA has made a major investment in expanding in the UK. Through our regional office in Bristol, UK, conveniently located with proximity to the MoD’s Defence Equipment and Supply (DE&S) center at Abby Wood, we support major development and acquisition programs with project management, project control, cost estimating and analysis, system engineering, IT management, and operations analysis. We work through a number of the large framework contracts in the UK, such as Engineering Development Partner, Program Development Partner, and DOS6. Royal Canadian Navy’s Canadian Surface Combatant Capabilities: Requirements Development, Concept…

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