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Canadian Forces Maritime Command

New leader for Maritime Forces Pacific

Victoria News - ‎14 hours ago‎
Rear-Admiral Art McDonald, who reigns from Cape Breton, is taking the lead of Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and Joint Task Force in Esquimalt from Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier.
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New commander takes the helm of Maritime Forces Pacific

Times Colonist - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
He said during a change of command ceremony that Maritime Forces Pacific has “been at the forefront of the Forces' social and institutional evolution in issues that matter to Canadians.” “From listening to and working with our First Nations, to ...

Change of Leadership for Maritime Forces Pacific

Victoria Lookout - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
... the two Admirals signed the certificates officially changing command of Maritime Forces Pacific and Joint Task Force (Pacific) to RAdm McDonald.

Vietnam, US join hands in search and rescue drill in Da Nang

Tuoitrenews (press release) - ‎3 hours ago‎
Crew members of the visiting hospital ship USNS Mercy of the United States Navy and their Vietnamese counterparts partook in a field exercise on disaster preparedness and maritime search and rescue on the Han River on Tuesday morning. The practice was ...

Rear-Admiral Art McDonald to assume command of MARPAC on Friday

Ottawa Citizen - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
A change of command ceremony for Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) and Joint Task Force Pacific (JTF(P) will be held Friday at CFB Esquimalt.
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Turkish forces fight to crush coup remnants after Erdogan returns

CBC.ca - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
Forces loyal to the Turkish government fought on Saturday to crush the remnants of a military coup attempt which crumbled after crowds answered President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's call to take to the streets and dozens of rebels abandoned their tanks ...
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What Does NATO Do, Anyway?

The New Yorker - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
NATO has kept the peace in Europe and bound together the U.S., Canada, and European allies in a way that has been fundamentally stabilizing for the world order.

Canadian Warship Welcomes Norwegian Sailors and their Mine Hunting Technology

DVIDS (press release) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Yellowknife left Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt June 23 to participate in Rim of the Pacific 2016 off the southern coast of California from June 30 to August 4. When the ship arrived in San Diego, the ship's ...

The Russian Air Force Is Back: Stealth, Su-35s and Syria

The National Interest Online (blog) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The flexible, multi role two-person fighter can perform a variety of roles ranging from interdiction to air superiority to maritime strike. Moreover, the jet's ... second crewman is a boon. “The Su-30SM is like their version of the F-15E,” Michael ...

America Was 20 Minutes Away From Being French

Daily Beast - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The Plains of Abraham are located in what is now downtown Quebec City, Canada, immediately adjacent to the Citadel of Quebec and the walls of the Old City.

Latin American Navies Combat Illegal Fishing

CIMSEC - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The following article is the first in CIMSEC's newest column: The Southern Tide. Written by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez, The Southern Tide will address maritime security issues throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. It will discuss the challenges ...
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Royal Navy to Lose Proven Drone System

The Maritime Executive - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Now entering its second decade of military and civilian service, the ScanEagle is operated by the U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the armed forces of Australia, Canada and Tunisia. Shell ...

Research and Markets - Global C4ISR Market Value of USD 110.78 Billion by 2021 - Trends, Technologies ...

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (C4ISR) market is projected to reach USD 110.78 billion by 2021.

Army Choppers in New Capacity Launch Missiles at Target Vessel

Military.com - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr., head of U.S. Pacific Command, said in May in Honolulu that future security needs will require the military services to "exert influence in nontraditional domains," including the maritime environment. That might not come ...

Marines, sailors give Pacific military leaders a crash course in sea basing, logistics

Marine Corps Times - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
The sight of large ships so close together drew awe and curiosity from the senior military leaders of 23 countries attending the five-day U.S.
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U.K. Nuclear Submarine HMS Ambush Collides With Merchant Vessel

USNI News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
... of USNI News. He was formerly the U.S. Maritime Correspondent for the Washington D.C. bureau of Jane's Defence Weekly and Jane's Navy International.

Frontline Photos: July 18, 2016

Military Times - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Sgt Marc-AndrŽ Gaudreault/Canadian Forces. A Navy air-cushion landing craft comes ... Sailors aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton fire an RGM-84 Harpoon anti-ship missile on July 14, 2016, during a sinking exercise part of Rim of the ...

Pentagon: New Rounds For Old Guns Could Change Missile Defense for Navy, Army

USNI News - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The Pentagon's office tasked with tweaking existing and developing military technology for new uses is pushing development of ammo meant for the electromagnetic railgun for use in existing naval guns and artillery pieces.

Why Russia is Strengthening Its Arctic Northern Periphery

Sputnik International - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Russia continues to expand its military presence in the Arctic region following the creation of Russia's Joint Strategic Command North (JSC North) back in 2014. Two years ago, Defense ... JSC North includes the maritime, land and air components of the ...
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France Sending Carrier Charles de Gaulle Back to ISIS Fight Later This Year

USNI News - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
In December, de Gaulle became the flagship of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Task Force 50 that leads the Operation Inherent Resolve naval strike forces - the first for a non-U.S. ship. “To achieve that ... He was formerly the U.S. Maritime ...
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