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  • 24 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy released its selection of photos picturing the Navy’s assets serving at home and abroad during 2015. The remote and extreme regions the Royal Canadian Navy operates in have allowed for stunning photos to be taken by the crews of the Navy ships. The RCN fleet, divided between the Atlantic (Halifax, Nova […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, yesterday welcomed the signing of a preliminary contract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. as part of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) project being implemented under the National […]

  • 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. […]

  • 6 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy welcomed today MV Asterix, an auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessel, to its fleet. The acceptance ceremony was held onboard the newbuilding at NB Jetty, CFB Dockyard Halifax. MV Asterix will be operated and managed by Federal Fleet Services as part of a five-year contract and commanded by a civilian Master. Canadian Armed […]

  • 12 November 2019
    Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, was launched at Halifax Shipyard on November 10, 2019. The 103-meter future HMCS Margaret Brooke transitioned from Halifax Shipyard’s land level facility to a submersible barge on November 8, 2019, and launched in the Bedford Basin two days later. […]

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

    Lockheed Martin Canada has awarded Saab a contract to add optronic sensors to the Canadian Navy’s Ceros 200 fire control directors. The Ceros 200 is a radar and optronic fire control director for naval ships which equips all of Canada’s Halifax-class frigates along with a land-based test site. When interfaced with modern missile or gun systems […]

  • 1 August 2014
    Training & Education

    Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander of Canadian Maritime Forces Atlantic released the following message on July 31st, 2014:   “Today, the Royal Canadian Navy is proud to receive Rear Admiral Brad Williamson and three ships from Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG 2), as well as two American ships under Rear-Admiral Victorino Mercado, Commander Strike […]

  • 19 January 2012
    Authorities

      Officer of Royal Canadian Navy earlier arrested in Halifax is charged of espionage for Russia, reports CTV News. According to Canadian reporters, 40-year old Jeffrey Paul Delisle faced trial on Monday Jan 16 on two charges related to violation of information security acts. In particular, the officer is incriminated in illegal passing on secret […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Shipbuilding Association of Canada, the voice of Canada’s shipbuilding industry expressed concerns over recent reports that the Canadian government may lease foreign built tugboats rather than build replacement tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy at home. Several media reports in the recent days said the Canadian federal government didn’t think it necessary to build smaller boats for […]

  • 27 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s top officer hosted allied participants of Fleet Week New Orleans April 25 aboard the Royal Canadian Navy Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan. Vice Adm. Mike Norman, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, welcomed aboard Sailors and Marines from the U.S. and U.K. who are in New Orleans until April 29. The Fleet […]

  • 28 May 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    A 75-year-old destroyer and World War II and Korean War veteran officially became the Royal Canadian Navy’s flagship in a ceremony on May 26 in Ontario.   The ceremony was part of a two-day community event co-hosted by the Royal Canadian Navy and Parks Canada, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, the Royal Canadian […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) will participate in Canada Day celebrations across the country on July 1st, 2015. RCN vessels from the Pacific and Atlantic fleets will visit several coastal and inland communities throughout the provinces of Nova Scotia, Québec and British Columbia and will be open for public tours. “Canada Day is a great […]

  • 21 June 2013
    Authorities

    Vice Admiral Mark Norman assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy from Vice Admiral Paul Maddison yesterday morning at Cartier Square Drill Hall in a formal ceremony attended by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and presided over by General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff. Minister MacKay has […]

  • 13 September 2017
    Authorities

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) announced it is renaming its future auxiliary, oiler and replenishment (AOR) vessels – the Joint Support Ships (JSS) – to honor the names of former RCN ships serving in this role. Initially named as Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Queenston and HMCS Chateauguay (in recognition of the significant battles of […]

  • 8 October 2018
    Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s first ship built under the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project, Harry DeWolf, has been named at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard.  Harry DeWolf is scheduled to be turned over to the Royal Canadian Navy in 2019. Work to prepare the ship for sea trials in 2019 will continue at the yard. As […]

  • 18 October 2013
    Authorities

    The Hon. Rob Nicholson, Minister of National Defence, announced the retirement of noted businesswoman and philanthropist Sonja Bata yesterday, the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) longest-serving Honorary Naval Captain, after 24 years of service. “Honorary Captains act as a bridge between military and civilian communities, and help strengthen the navy’s ties to diverse areas of Canadian […]

  • 18 July 2018
    Authorities

    Halifax-class frigate HMCS Ville de Québec will become the first Royal Canadian Navy ship to deploy with the new CH-148 Cyclone when she gets underway from the Halifax navy base on July 18. The frigate’s departure will also mark the first time the ship is deploying as part of operation Reassurance. Ville de Québec will operate in Central […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian government representatives today announced a “streamlined and transparent procurement approach” which promises to deliver the Canadian Surface Combatant to the Royal Canadian Navy up to two years sooner than originally planned. The CAD$26 billion project will replace the country’s Iroquois-class destroyers and Halifax-class frigates. Under the refined procurement approach, Canada will select an existing warship design to modify, […]

  • 13 November 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Canadian government and Irving Shipbuilding announced they are extending the submission deadline by which interested shipbuilders are to submit their design bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant fleet. This is the third time the request for proposal deadline is being postponed; this time to November 30, 2017. The original deadline was set for April 27, […]

  • 7 September 2016
    Authorities

    Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Ville de Québec departed Halifax, Canada on September 6, for a two- week tour of Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. HMCS Ville de Québec is scheduled to visit Montreal, Toronto, Brockville and Quebec City. The RCN said the purpose of the Great Lakes deployment is to connect with […]

  • 15 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal Canadian Navy frigate HMCS Winnipeg arrived in Mumbai, India, for a five-day visit on May 13. Her Majesty’s Canadian (HMC) ships Winnipeg and Ottawa are in the Indo -Pacific region for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Poseidon Cutlass 17 deployment. Poseidon Cutlass 17 includes exercises with regional partner navies at sea, as well as in key […]

  • 21 June 2016
    Authorities

    Two Royal Canadian Navy Kingston-class coastal defense vessels HMCS Kingston and Goose Bay departed Halifax, June 20 for a two-week tour of Canadian port cities along the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Great Lakes. According to the Navy, HMCS Montréal is scheduled to join in the second half of this year’s Great Lakes Deployment in September 2016. Throughout the […]

  • 13 May 2016
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy Deputy Commander in December 2015 ordered the creation of a new naval unit that would enhance RCN Force Protection (FP). Under Maritime Forces Pacific as supporting Commander, the Commander of the Naval Reserve (NAVRES) was mandated to work on the development of this new One-Navy Special Team dedicated to FP activities initially […]

  • 21 July 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Canadian maritime-focused operation Nunakput 2016 ends today in Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories after two weeks of maritime patrols and training opportunities that began on July 5. The patrols and training centred around members of 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group, as well as search and rescue (SAR) exercises that involved Canadian Armed Forces members, various governmental departments […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is hosting the 27th biennial Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC) in Halifax from June 12 to 17, 2016. The Inter-American Naval Conference (IANC) is a biennial conference that was established in 1959 to improve cooperation and dialogue among the navies of the Americas. Delegates from the navies of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, […]

  • 3 November 2016
    Authorities

    Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy met with the commander of the Allied Maritime Command at the headquarters of NATO’s maritime forces in the United Kingdom’s Northwood facility near London. Vice Admiral Ron Lloyd (Royal Canadian Navy) and Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone (Royal Navy) talked about the maritime operations of NATO and the Royal Canadian Navy on […]

  • 23 August 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Canadian government is granting Nova Scotia boat builder Rosborough Boats funds to design a stronger and lighter line of Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boats (RHIBs) that will be used by Canada’s Navy. Rosborough Boats is being granted more than CAD$500,000 in the form of a repayable contribution. The funding, provided through Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program, will […]

  • 1 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Canadian shipbuilder Seaspan Shipyards has been awarded a CAD$66 million contract to start construction of Joint Support Ships (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy. Starting work in the next two months, Seaspan will build up to 52 blocks that will eventually constitute complete ships. The new joint support ships will provide fuel, ammunition, spare parts, […]

  • 18 February 2020
    Vessels

    Classification society ABS has announced a pilot program with the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) to deliver the ABS Digital Asset Framework for the RCN’s maritime coastal defense vessels. As explained, the ABS Digital Asset Framework forms the foundation of a broader Conditioned-Based Class program that transforms ship classification […]