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  • 2 September 2011

      Defence Minister Peter MacKay, friends and family gathered at Halifax’s waterfront Friday morning to welcome HMCS Charlottetown back to Cana… (cbc) [mappress] Source: cbc, September 2, 2011;

  • 28 September 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The ship’s company of the Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Halifax marched to Halifax Shipyard on September 27 to accept their frigate after a docking work period (DWP). HMCS Halifax entered the graving dock at Halifax Shipyard on October 20, 2016, for routine maintenance and upgrades to ensure the longevity of the vessel. According to Irving Shipbuilding, […]

  • 10 December 2018
    Equipment & technology, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy has decided to enhance the detection systems of its Halifax-class fleet. The country’s defense ministry announced a contract with Saab Microwave Canada worth $21.7 million. As informed, the contract encompasses an electronically-stabilized antenna set for the Sea Giraffe 180 (SG-180) radar, already installed on the Halifax-class frigates. The contract includes an option […]

  • 22 September 2011
    Industry news

      HMCS Winnipeg is preparing for a Mid-Life Refit (MLR). The ship will receive extensive work to improve capability against modern threats as it reaches its mid-life period. The 12 Canadian-built HALIFAX class multi-role patrol frigates are considered the backbone of the Canadian Navy​. They can deploy anywhere in the world – with NATO, US […]

  • 5 October 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy has given the go-ahead for the Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) of its Halifax-class frigates with a contract award to General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada. The upgrade will modernize the underwater warfare sensor suite that is currently installed on the frigates, enhancing their anti-submarine warfare capabilities. General Dynamics has teamed up with Ultra […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The frigate was overhauled at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax shipyard.

  • 15 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Montreal arrived at Halifax Shipyard August 13 for a 53-week docking work period (DWP) which will include both routine maintenance and upgrades. HMCS Montreal is the third consecutive Halifax-class frigate from the navy’s east coast fleet to enter the Halifax Shipyard’s graving dock for a DWP since 2016. Montreal entered […]

  • 22 August 2013
    Industry news

    Canada’s 12 Halifax-class frigates continue their planned modernization with a $15 million contract awarded to Bronswerk Marine Inc. of Brossard, Quebec, for the replacement of the ships’ chilled-water systems. The Halifax-class frigates are a key fleet, and can deploy anywhere in the world, said The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of […]

  • 25 November 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls and Minister of Canadian National Defence, yesterday announced the successful modernization of the first four Halifax-Class frigates. The Halifax-class modernization/frigate equipment life extension (HCM/FELEX) is a $4.3 billion program to upgrade and enhance the existing fleet. The program has remained on budget and is scheduled […]

  • 4 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz has completed the factory acceptance tests and the delivery of twelve sets of navigation radars for the Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates. The scope of on-board systems covers X-/ and S-Band radars with high-performance detection capabilities. The radars have been enhanced with advanced features in accordance with the Canadian […]

  • 20 June 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    German-based defense contractor Rheinmetall Defence has been awarded a follow-on contract to upgrade the MASS countermeasure systems it previously installed on Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates. The existing Multi Ammunition Softkill System automated decoy system will be upgraded under a contract worth around CAD20 million. The contract is scheduled to run for four years, from 2018 to 2022. […]

  • 12 June 2018

    Lockheed Martin Canada received a three-year extension to its in-service support contract for the Royal Canadian Navy’s 12 Halifax-class frigates, the company announced on Tuesday. The existing in-service support contract commenced in November 2008 with the award of the Halifax-class modernization project. The in-service support contract also included support of the legacy Halifax-class system prior […]

  • 6 July 2020
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canada’s government has awarded an in-service support contract to Fleetway Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia, for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Halifax-class of frigates.

  • 1 December 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    A live demonstration carried out in early November 2017 from a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate helped the navy evaluate the threat posed to large naval vessels by small multi-rotor drones. QinetiQ Target Systems (QTS) emulated the threat under a C$8.5 million unmanned targets repair, overhaul and engineering contract, awarded by RCN to QTS in 2015. […]

  • 18 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Canadian government has awarded Raytheon a $36 million contract to provide new weapon systems for the Canadian Navy. The contract is for the acquisition of up to 58 naval remote weapon stations which are to be installed on Canada’s existing fleet of Halifax-class modernized frigates and on the future Queenston-class Joint Support Ships. It has been said that the […]

  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Lockheed Martin, the U.S.-based defense technology company, announced December 22 that its Halifax Class Modernization project for the Royal Canadian Navy has achieved several program milestones. The HCM project achieved First Article Acceptance – formal recognition that Lockheed Martin Canada’s combat system design meets the Navy’s performance requirements. First article acceptance was preceded by a […]

  • 26 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

      @HMCS_NCSM_TOR is removed from the dry dock in August 2016 as part of its mid-life refit. — HMCS / NCSM Toronto (@HMCS_NCSM_TOR) August 25, 2016 The Royal Canadian Navy has shared a video of HMCS Toronto, a Halifax-class frigate, being removed from Irving Shipbuilding’s dry dock as part of the ship’s mid-life upgrade. HMCS […]

  • 8 May 2012
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

      In May 2012, the German navigation system manufacturer Raytheon Anschütz completes the delivery of the first 6 sets of navigational Radars for the mid-life upgrade of the Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates. Furthermore, together with Canadian company Virtual Marine Technologies (VMT) a land-based Radar simulator has now been supplied and set to work. The scope […]

  • 8 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Royal Canadian Navy has started the process of bringing WiFi connection to its fleet of Halifax-class frigates and Kingston-class maritime coastal defence vessels. The first step is to have WiFi available in the ships’ three messes (eating quarters) and the captain’s cabin. Sailors in ships that are alongside or close to shore will then be […]

  • 31 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The operation will see the frigate visit 5 countries and transit more than 16700 nautical miles.

  • 11 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Vancouver made history recently as it became the first modernized Canadian frigate to successfully test surface-to-surface missiles against a shore-based target. Vancouver launched the Harpoon Block II surface-to-surface missiles during the event that marked the first time ever the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) has exercised such a surface-to-surface missile launch capability. Firing of […]

  • 30 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto was the last ship in the class to finish her modernization refit thereby marking the completion of Canada’s Halifax-class modernization/frigate life extension (HCM/FELEX) project. The $4.3 billion undertaking will allow the 12 Halifax-class frigates to serve the Canadian Navy until the early-to-mid-2030s. HMCS Toronto was the seventh and final frigate […]

  • 4 February 2019
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian government has awarded General Dynamics Misssion Systems a CAD186 million contract for upgrades and maintenance of underwater sensors on Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigates. The majority of this work will occur in Canada, creating and maintaining about 120 highly skilled jobs while supporting the continued growth of the underwater sensor industrial capabilities in […]

  • 5 January 2017

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS St. John’s left her homeport on Wednesday and headed for the Mediterranean Sea where it will join NATO’s standing maritime group 2. Departing from the naval base in Halifax, St. John’s set sail for the operation Reassurance to replace sister ship HMCS Charlottetown which has been serving with SNMG 2 […]

  • 31 October 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto experienced a power outage off the coast of the United Kingdom on Monday, the Royal Canadian Navy has confirmed. The frigate spent several hours adrift before the ship’s technicians were able to restore power, the navy said. The vessel returned to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where it will undergo repairs. In a separate incident involving Royal […]

  • 2 May 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    HMCS Regina, the fifth and final frigate on the west coast to complete its modernization by Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards, has been returned to the Royal Canadian Navy. The Halifax-Class Modernization/Frigate Life Extension (HCM/FELEX) refit project is providing upgrades for Canada’s fleet of 12 Halifax-class frigates to meet 21st century threats. The modernization of this fleet includes […]

  • 19 October 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Vancouver arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, October 18 to conduct a goodwill visit as part of Westploy 16. Westploy 16 is HMCS Vancouver’s deployment aimed at building strong ties between the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the navies of Asia-Pacific countries while also promoting peace and security in the region. Prior to […]

  • 29 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Canadian government has awarded Raytheon Canada a CAD$704 million contract for the upkeep and upgrades of close-in weapon systems (CIWS) aboard Royal Canadian Navy ships. The in-service support contract will be valid until late 2037, and comprises an initial 10-year service period with three options of five, three and two additional years, respectively. It […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate HMCS Calgary spilled approximately 30,000 liters of fuel while transiting the Straits of Georgia in the morning of February 24. The F76 type fuel leaked in the vicinity of traffic lanes off British Columbia and was reported to Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt and Environment Canada. The frigate and crew were underway for […]