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    Tailored to the needs of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future fleet see more

    Vard Marine Inc. (VARD), a Fincantieri company, is proud to launch the Vigilance Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) at CANSEC 2023 in conjunction with Team Vigilance partner companies Heddle Shipyards, Thales Canada, SH Defense, and Fincantieri S.p.A.

    Collectively, Team Vigilance partner companies bring vast and impressive capabilities and experience to bear in naval ship design, Canadian and global shipbuilding, the integration of combat and offboard systems, modular payload systems, and life-cycle solutions. This collaboration ensures Team Vigilance is able to meet the needs of any naval operator in this space and beyond...

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    Ensuring that AOPS INBS is Mission-Ready at all Times see more

    OSI Contracted for In-Service Support for the RCN AOPS IBNS Ensuring that AOPS INBS is Mission-Ready at all Times

    • AJISS, a comprehensive In-Service Support agreement for the AOPS IBNS

    • Ensures the operational integrity of the INBS throughout its operational life

    • OSI is committed to customer support and building a worldwide customer support infrastructure

    February 13, 2024 — Burnaby, BC — OSI is pleased to announce the contract for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship/Joint Support Ship In-Service Support Integrated Bridge Navigation System (AJISS) through Thales Canada, for the RCN Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship Shipsets 1 & 2, Harry DeWolf Class Ship Harry DeWolf and Margaret Brooke.

    AJISS includes program and life cycle material management, logistics support, design and engineering, quality management, training, preventative and corrective maintenance, and spares management for the OSI-supplied Integrated Bridge Navigation System (IBNS). Throughout AOPS's service, this comprehensive package ensures the operational integrity of the navigation system through support and maintenance.

    "We work closely with our naval customers to ensure that their OSI integrated navigation and tactical systems are maintained to the highest standards," stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. "This goes for the Royal Canadian Navy and our global customers, ensuring that they are mission-ready at all times and equipped with innovative and the most current solutions for the challenges faced by modern navies.

    Powered by ECPINS, independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564, and the only truly third-party certified naval navigation solution, the system integration includes X- and S-Band Radar, data distribution units, a variety of sensors, and C2 capabilities. AOPS IBNS is an impressive system given the vessel's size, measuring 103 meters in length with a 19-meter beam and a bridge measuring 18m by 8m.

    Jim Davison, VP Business Development added, "OSI's AJISS agreement builds on its 20 years of success with In-Service Support to Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) surface and subsurface platforms. With over 100-plus integrated bridge system installations worldwide, it represents OSI's commitment to investing in building a worldwide customer support infrastructure. OSI now has operations in the UK and Taiwan because of its 100-plus IBS installations worldwide.

    OSI is a fleetwide provider of ECPINS (WECDIS) on all surface and subsurface platforms and the provider of warship integrated bridge systems to CSC, Resolve-class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Vessel, the six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships, and the Joint Support Ships.

    In the first phase of the AOPS project, each of the six shipsets were built and tested at OSI's production facilities in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Subsequently, the system was delivered to Irving Shipbuilding, the

     February 14, 2024
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    HMCS Sackville and the RCN see more

    This Letter of Intent is intended to recognize the shared interest the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust (CNMT) have with respect to His Majexty's Canadian Ship (HMCS Sackville;

    This Letter of Intent seeks to articulate and recognize HMCS Sackville's importance to Canada's national character and the RCN; and

    Through this Letter of Intent, the RCN and the CNMT ("the Participants") recognize their past and the present relationship through their connection with HMCS Sackville, and the Participants express their willingness to continue that relationship into the future.

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     February 08, 2024
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    Canada has awarded a contract to SEA for its lightweight Torpedo Launcher System see more

    anada has awarded a £15.1m ($19.2m) contract to Systems Engineering & Assessment (SEA) for the production of a lightweight Torpedo Launcher System (TLS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on a major naval vessel programme, to be completed in 2030, with work expected to begin immediately, according to a release from Cohort PLC, SEA’s parent company, on 29 January.

    SEA’s TLS is a weapon-agnostic system capable of firing a range of Nato standard lightweight torpedos. With more than 30 years service with the UK Royal Navy, the system has a proven modular and flexible design, capable of firing the US Mk 44, Mk 46 and Mk 54 torpedoes, UK Sting Ray, Italian A244S, French MU 90 and the Korean Blue Shark.

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     January 29, 2024
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    The RCN faces some very serious challenges right now that could mean that we fail to meet our force posture and readiness commitments in 2024 and beyond.

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     December 06, 2023
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    It will be a key enabler of the Government of Canada’s ability to operate in the Indo-Pacific see more

    The longest ship ever built in Canada, at close to 174 metres in length, the future Protecteur-class Joint Support Ships (JSS) will provide core replenishment, limited sealift capabilities and support to operations ashore for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).

    The two new ships are currently under construction with the first, future His Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Protecteur, expected to be delivered to the RCN in 2025. Protecteur will be the lead ship of the class, and the second will be named HMCS PreserverProtecteur will remain on the West Coast, with Preserver destined for Halifax.

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     October 27, 2023