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
Military readiness ‘one of the things that keeps me awake at night,’ says Canada’s top soldier
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)
Gander airport closed after Cormorant helicopter crash
HMCS Brandon participates in Exercise Arctic Edge 2022
International Women’s Day: Mentorship is key for CPO1 Nancy Lachance
More privacy breaches in handling of military sexual misconduct settlement deal
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.)
Navy hits MP Kevin Vuong with a service offence charge for failing to disclose 2019 arrest
From Kenya to Winnipeg: One sailor’s journey to the RCN
Containership MSC Kim Breaks Down in Gulf of St. Lawrence
Debris from cargo ship spill last fall spreading along B.C. coast, say beach cleaners
Trident Newspaper Volume 56, Issue 05, March 7, 2022
USA & AMERICAS
USNI News Fleet and Marine Tracker: March 7, 2022
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)
US Navy celebrates 100 years of its aircraft carriers
Navy offers a new argument for decommissioning cruisers: They’re not safe.
First Columbia Ballistic Missile Submarine Begins to Take Shape
Keel laid for US Navy’s 78th Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Ted Stevens
Marine Corps Exceeds 1,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Separations, Navy at 469
‘Controlled’ report paints rough picture for Navy’s unmanned mine-clearing vessel
Sailor Arraigned on Arson, Hazarding Vessel Charges in Bonhomme Richard Fire
F-35 JPO Evaluating Spare Parts Following Vinson, Queen Elizabeth Deployments
US Navy To Shutdown World’s Largest Underground Bunker Fuel Tanks
USAF QUICKSINK: Sudden Death for Enemy Ships (Editor – something new!)
A Chinese Takeover of Taiwan Would Prompt Different Pentagon Response, Top Indo-Pacific Official Says
HHI And LIG Nex1 Team Up For CVX Aircraft Carrier
Japan Commissions First New Taigei-Class Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine (Editor – first to employ a lithium-ion based storage and supply system)
China commissions two Type 052D destroyers Zhanjiang and Jiaozuo
New base announced for future nuclear-powered submarines and Australia To Fast-Track Nuclear Submarine Plans
Indian Navy INS Chennai Successfully Fires Extended Range Brahmos Land Attack Missile
France proposes to Provide Cutting-edge Submarines and Heavyweight Torpedoes to the Indian Navy
A244/S Mod 3 Lightweight Torpedo Completes Acceptance Tests for Indonesian Navy