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Keeping a naval tradition alive

– Being a boatswain demands a lot from an individual. Attention to detail, teamwork and physicality are all part of the job. However, one aspect of the trade remains integral but often taken for granted…rope work!

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The Sea King to Fly Again

– You can’t keep a good aircraft down!

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Advanced unmanned aircraft to provide eye in the sky for Kingston-class ships

– Kingston-class ships are equipped with a visual line of sight intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capability, but have lacked a similar capability for vessels of interest beyond their visual line of sight. Enter PUMA, a Maritime Miniature Unmanned Aircraft System (MMUAS) equipped with powerful enhanced optical and infrared cameras that are able to capture still imagery and video.

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Enhanced medical and dental capabilities return to the Royal Canadian Navy

– With the launch and deployment of Naval Replenishment Unit Asterix in January 2018 and its embarked Canadian Armed Forces personnel, the Royal Canadian Navy has re-established full medical and dental capabilities while at sea.

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Navy showcases new technologies at 2018 MARPAC Naval Technical Seminar

– The 2018 Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) Naval Technical Seminar was held with great success on November 7 and 8 in Work Point, Esquimalt, B.C.

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Third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship receives lucky coin

– As part of Strong, Secure, Engaged: Canada’s Defence Policy, the Government of Canada is acquiring six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to strengthen the Royal Canadian Navy’s capabilities while equipping its women and men with highly versatile ships.

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New Interceptors for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Naval Tactical Operations Group

– New lightweight high-performance boats for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) Naval Tactical Operations Group (NTOG) are on their way!

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Graduation day for RAVEN recruits

– More than 120 family, friends and guests looked on as 24 Aboriginal recruits earned their Ordinary Seaman rank after completing their basic military qualification this summer. Some parents travelled from as far as Ontario to witness this milestone in their child’s life.

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HMCS Calgary loses libations in support of cancer fundraiser

– The fourth annual “Lose the Booze” campaign by the B.C. Cancer Foundation is underway, and the top fundraising team is currently “Onward”. HMCS Calgary’s crew created the team, as three of their members have been battling cancer this year.

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Navy hosts “Ideas Hack-a-thon” in Toronto

– The goal of this exciting day was to gather a diverse group of individuals in an effort to help the Navy introduce practical applications of Artificial Intelligence into the daily work of its sailors, whether at sea or at home.

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