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A Canadian sound source is deployed. It simulates the acoustic signature of a passing vessel.

Defence scientists team up for underwater sensor trials

Mark Baldin/Michael Simms, DRDC – ARC ~ In September and October of 2018, Sweden hosted research teams from Canada and Norway to conduct the second of three joint international trials of the Distributed Underwater Sensor Network (DUSN). The Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI) and SAAB teams worked with the Canadian research team at DRDC – Atlantic Research Centre […]

From left: CPO1 Derek Kitching, Atlantic Fleet Chief; RAdm Craig Baines, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic; Irving Shipbuilding employee Vicki Berg; CPO1 Sylvain Jaquemot, Pacific Fleet Chief, and Rene Belliveau, Irving Shipbuilding VP, Production, at the keel-laying ceremony on Dec. 6, 2018, with a plaque as a memento. Photo by Mona Ghiz, Marlant PA

Keel-laying marks another milestone for AOPS program

Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ Construction has officially begun on the third of the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). A keel-laying ceremony on Dec. 6 at the Irving Shipbuilding Assembly Hall in Halifax marked the beginning of work on the future HMCS Max Bernays. The ship will follow the future HMC […]

Upgrades coming for frigate threat detection systems

Upgrades coming for frigate threat detection systems

Ryan Melanson, Trident Newspaper ~ New radar equipment, soon to be installed on Halifax-class frigates, will allow for better detection and faster response when dealing with incoming threats at sea, says RAdm Craig Baines, Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic and Joint Task Force Atlantic. The upgrade will add a new electronically-stabilized antenna set to the Sea Giraffe […]

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New pictorial book captures futility and cost of war

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A  Nova Scotia photographer who captured images of Europe’s most famous battle sites wants her work to be a permanent reminder of the horrific human cost of war. Justine Macdonald, a self-described military brat, says the inspiration and vision for her newly released pictorial book Remembrance Road: A Canadian Photographer’s Journey Through […]

Photos by Peter Mallett, Lookout

FORCE test reward program launched

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A new rewards program is giving Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members added incentive to do well on their mandatory fitness and operational readiness test. On Jan. 1 the FORCE Rewards Program was rolled out at military bases across Canada, enabling military personnel a chance to receive prizes and special recognition for […]

HMCS Corner Brook on Arctic patrol during Operation Nanook in 2007. Photo by Cplc Blake Rodgers

Game changing mast installation underway on submarines

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ HMCS Corner Brook will become the first of the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) four Victoria-class submarines to be equipped with a new modern mast system. The hunter-killer submarine is currently stationed in the purpose-built repair facility dock at Victoria Shipyards as workers from Babcock Canada install the L3 Calzoni Universal Modular […]

Members of Seamless in Canada pose for a group photo at the Chateau Laurier in Ottawa, Ontario, on Dec. 5. Photo by Private Tori Lake, Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) Imaging Services

Seamless Canada initiative progresses coast to coast

DND ~ Canadian Armed Forces members and their families are now one step closer to experiencing a “Seamless Canada”, when they relocate across the country during the course of their careers. Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) representatives met with counterparts from all provinces and territories in Ottawa Dec. 5 and […]

Santa drops in at children’s party

Santa drops in at children’s party

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer ~ A deployment to the Indo-Pacific region didn’t stop HMCS Calgary and the Esquimalt Lions Club from hosting the 33rd annual Children’s Christmas Party. In previous years the party was held onboard Calgary, but with the frigate deployed on Operation Projection the event was moved to the Gun Room at Work Point. […]

Ship repair a great venue for a fulfilling career

Ship repair a great venue for a fulfilling career

MARPAC Public Affairs ~ Can you imagine having a trade, certifications, and a well-paying job with benefits that you enjoy – all without student loans? That’s what Lachlan Palmer has. When still in high school and just 17-years-old, he applied for a student co-operative education term at Fleet Maintenance Facility (FMF) Cape Breton at CFB […]

Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel, for the day, Aiden Anderson, along with his sister Courtney Holland and mother Isabella Anderson, experienced army equipment during their visit to Le Régiment de Hull (RCAC), in Gatineau, Quebec, on Dec. 13. Photo by Jay Rankin, Canadian Army Public Affairs

Canadian Army helps fulfil a dream

Steven Fouchard, Army Public Affairs ~ The Canadian Army appointed its first-ever Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel: a 15-year-old from London, Ontario. However, the appointment was for just one day; the youth in question, Aiden Anderson, who now has memories to last a lifetime. That day, Dec. 13, 2018, was just one of five Aiden spent in the Nation’s […]