16 March 2022 1-3 PM Halifax Time RUSI(NS) – Distinguished Speaker – “Surveillance of Sea Surface Activities in Atlantic Canada” by Jan-Andrej Skopalik, Regional Manager, National Aerial Surveillance Program, Transport Canada Atlantic Region. To register, email RUSINovaScotia@gmail.com by close-of-business Sunday, 13 March. Use subject line RUSI(NS) Distinguished Speaker 16 March 2022 Registration. Include your name, and organization.
28 April 2022 – 2022 BOA Gala Dinner – Regrettably this event has been cancelled. Notwithstanding that the COVID situation appears to be abating, there are still too many pandemic related issues to overcome, particularly for hosting and ensuring the success of events the size of a BOA Gala Dinner.
NEW 17-19 May 2022 Niagara Falls, ON. Mari-Tech 2022 Conference and Exhibition titled Industrial Revolution Making Waves. Mari-Tech was created by the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) in 1976 and is the premier event for the marine engineering community in Canada. The 2022 event will be hosted by CIMarE’s Great Lakes Branch.
14-16 November 2022 Originally scheduled for March 2022., this event will be held in-person in Victoria, BC. The draft program for this November’s MSC22 is now posted on the MSC website and is available on other MSC social media channels.
THIS WEEK’S SIGNIFICANT ARTICLES
Canada increasingly isolated as allies pledge more military funding in response to Ukraine invasion then Trudeau opens door to more military spending in response to Russian invasion while Last Minute FY 22 $728.5B Defense Bill Funds 13 Navy Ships, 12 F/A-18s; Saves 3 LCS From Decommissioning and PM unveils $38bn ADF enhancement plan and UK to beef up its naval fleet with £38.1 billion investment plan
Over 7,000 foreigners held hostage by Ukrainian neo-Nazis – Russian ministry (Editor – this article is included as an example of the propaganda rubbish being produced by TASS Russia)
NAC Discussion Paper Submarine Procurement – Widening the Aperture of Options
Defence Team News | 9 March 2022 (Editor – people, people, people, 4:44 min video about the release of the Defence Team Total Health and Wellness Strategy.)
USA & AMERICAS
Navy Says Destroyer is ‘Out of Commission’ After Florida Judge Blocks Removal of Unvaccinated CO (Editor – unintended consequence, either way the CO is finished)
Report to Congress on Nonstrategic Nuclear Weapons (Editor – a scary subject)
USAF QUICKSINK: Sudden Death for Enemy Ships (Editor – something new!)
Japan Commissions First New Taigei-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine (Editor – first to employ a lithium-ion based storage and supply system)