ISED Funding Opportunity for Pre-Commercial Innovative Prototypes
Funding streams for prototypes for Advanced Sensor Technologies, Uncrewed Autonomous Systems, Digital Enablers
Canadian Coast Guard Air Cushion Vehicles to be Upgraded
The Canadian Government announced the publication of an advance contract award notice to Griffon Hoverwork for work to support the modernization of the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet of air cushion vehicles, also known as hovercrafts.
Navy Expanding ‘Cold Spray’ Welding Alternative in Fleet Repair
New technology known as ‘cold spray’, portable welders, can help fix parts onboard ships or submarines sailing in conflict zones or moored at home.
Canadian Frigate AEGIS Capability to be Tested at US Site
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a near $85M contract for the establishment of the AEGIS Canadian Surface Combatant land-based test site in New Jersey.
The Mackenzie River is a Lot Lower than Normal. Those Who Rely on it Wonder if it’s an Anomaly
One of the longest rivers in Canada, the Mackenzie, used as a highway to transport goods to remote communities, is experiencing historically low water levels.
Canadian Coast Guard Dedicates Third Converted Icebreaker
The CCGS Vincent Massey, the third of three medium icebreakers converted by Chantier Davie, was welcomed to the fleet in a dedication ceremony. The interim icebreakers will provide icebreaking services in the St. Lawrence River, Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Atlantic region, as well as supporting environmental response and search and rescue operations.
Charting a Practical Course to Decarbonize the St. Lawrence System
As part of the PLAINE Research Program for the Mitigation of Impacts of Commercial Navigation on Ecosystem developed by Réseau Québec maritime and led by Université de Montréal, the port authorities of Montreal, Quebec City and Trois-Rivières have launched a project to chart a practical course of action for a totally carbon-free St. Lawrence system.
Canadian Surface Combatant Land-Based Testing Facility
Construction of the Canadian Surface Combatant Land-Based Testing Facility at Hartlen Point in Nova Scotia has begun with begun with the first phase of site preparation.
Canada’s Most Modern Submarine Returns to the Water
When Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Corner Brook began its undocking on June 13, 2021, it became the most modern submarine in the Royal Canadian Navy. Corner Brook has been in an Extended Docking Work Period since 2014 which included fixing damage caused by a grounding, as well as other maintenance routines and upgrades, such as a new communication mast and a new sonar suite.
The Naval Association Canada Naval Affairs is responsible for ensuring that the Admiral’s Medal, bestowed upon individuals to recognize the advancement of maritime affairs in Canada, and will be standing up a committee to carry out the review and selection process. Nomination instructions and a Nomination Form are available.
IMO Urged to Prioritize Actions to Reduce Underwater Noise by Ships
The International Maritime Organization hosted a workshop exploring the relationship between energy efficiency and underwater radiated noise from shipping, identifying that actions that will make ships quieter and reduce their climate impact must be prioritized.
World’s First Methanol Battery-Hybrid RO/ROs will Showcase Wärtsilä Tech
Wärtsilä has been chosen to supply an integrated hybrid propulsion system for the two new methanol battery-hybrid NewMax vessels Stena Line is to deploy on its Belfast-Heysham Irish Sea route in 2025.
Crowley to Develop Nuclear Power Plant Ship Concept
Crowley has announced a memorandum of understanding with Virginia-based nuclear power company BMX Technologies to develop a ship concept that includes a microreactor for generating zero-carbon emission nuclear power for shoreside operations.
BAE, Cellula Robotics Partner on Underwater Drone, with Test Next Year
BAE Systems is partnering with the Canadian firm Cellula Robotics to showcase its extra-large autonomous underwater vehicle in the U.K. next year. As the undersea battlespace matures, some companies are looking to speed up the development of uncrewed platforms that can work in tandem with crewed vessels to cover larger surface areas or serve as smaller alternatives to submarines to carry out covert operations.
Securing the Sea for Exercise CUTLASS FURY 2023
Defence scientists took to the seas to improve the safety of marine mammals during Exercise CUTLASS FURY, a biennial NATO exercise that takes place in the North Atlantic off the coast of Nova Scotia.