DND NEWS
19 May 2022
The Royal Canadian Navy announced the selection of Ms. Shannon Bernays as the Ship’s Sponsor for the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Max Bernays, which was named after her grandfather. Chief Petty Officer Max Bernays was a Canadian naval hero who served as the Coxswain of HMCS Assiniboine during the Second World War’s Battle of the Atlantic.
5 May 2022
Maritime search and rescue is a critical component of the CAF mandate to protect the safety and security of Canadians. Operationalization of the new fleet of 16 new CC-295 Kingfisher fixed-wing search and rescue sensor-equipped aircraft has been delayed to the 2025-2026 timeframe.
1 May 2022
Defence Minister Anita Anand led a Canadian defence delegation to Washington Washington D.C. for meetings with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, diplomats, and members of Congress. Topics for discussion included the ongoing and emerging threats to continental and international security in the context of global Allied cooperation.
29 April 2022
The Department of National Defence has confirmed a fatal water incident occurred near RMC’s Fort Frederick Museum, and that four RMC cadets have died as a result.
21 April 2022   (CDS Announcement)
General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff, has announced first round senior appointments and promotions for Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officers in 2022.
21 April 2022
In their first bilateral meeting, Canada's Defence Minister Anita Anand spoke on the phone with Norway's Defence Minister, Bjørn Arild Gram. They discussed the importance of defence relationships and other topics of mutual interest.
29 March 2022   (KEN POLE)
Canada’s Future Fighter Capability Project continues to stutter its way to completion with a federal government announcement that while it has chosen the Lockheed Martin F-35 over the Saab Gripen E, it still has to “finalize” details with the U.S. aerospace giant on a procurement estimated to cost $19 billion.
17 December 2021   (KEN POLE)
A new report from the Parliamentary Budget Office has reignited the political controversy over which shipyard should build the new polar-class icebreakers.
13 December 2021
On Dec 13th, a virtual public apology will be offered to all current and former members of the Defence Team who have been affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment or discrimination based on sex, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation. Offering apologies will be the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence; General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff; and Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister of National Defence.
9 December 2021
VAdm Craig Baines, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, has announced the names of the four new Naval Large Tugs that are being built by Ocean Industries Inc. of Isle-aux-Coudres, Quebec, under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Named Haro, Barkerville, Canso, and Stella Maris the new tugs will provide support to enable warship movements and provide fire protection for the Navy’s Pacific and Atlantic Fleets.
21 November 2021
Anita Anand, Minister of National Defence, and acting CDS General Wayne Eyre, held several bilateral meetings at the 13th annual edition of the Halifax International Security Forum (HISF) on November 19 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
18 November 2021   (FRONTLINE NEWS)
In the early morning of 18 November 2021, while off the coast of Norway, a fire occurred onboard flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1), HMCS Fredericton. There were no injuries and the ship is now proceeding towards a Norwegian port to conduct repairs.
18 November 2021
In the early morning of 18 November 2021, while off the coast of Norway, a fire occurred onboard flagship of Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1), HMCS Fredericton. There were no injuries and the ship is now proceeding towards a Norwegian port to conduct repairs.
13 August 2021
A promotion ceremony was held today for Wayne Eyre who continues in the role of Acting Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), now at the rank of General. "His work has been absolutely critical in helping Canadians from coast to coast, while pushing forward with the important work of transforming the Canadian Armed Forces," said Defence Minister Sajjan in a press release.
6 August 2021
Provost Marshal BGen Simon Trudeau announced the end of the investigation into potential sexual misconduct against Admiral Art McDonald this evening. He said that after a 6-month investigation, "evidence […] did not support the laying of charges. Defence Minister Sajjan’s office has declined to comment on whether McDonald would be reinstated as CDS.
16 July 2021
The Royal Canadian Navy transferred command of the Combined Maritime Forces’ Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150) to the Royal New Zealand Navy during a change of command ceremony held on 15 July 2021 at the U.S. Naval Base, Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
15 July 2021
Another milestone was reached today in the arrival of the RCN’s future fleet with the delivery of the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke. She will remain docked at the Halifax Dockyard while post-acceptance work and final ship preparation work are completed. A naming ceremony for the ship is expected to be held later in 2021, with a formal commissioning ceremony expected in fall 2022.
14 July 2021
Canada's Department of National Defence is taking steps to "green" defence infrastructure and reduce its carbon footprint while providing military personnel with sustainable and efficient facilities in which to work and train.
30 June 2021   (KEN POLE)
CANSOFCOM has confirmed that an investigation into the accidental discharge of a new pistol that wounded a Joint Task Force 2 member last November, has found an improper holster was a contributing factor in the incident.
23 June 2021
Members of the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command will be conducting routine training in the vicinity of the Connaught Ranges, West of Ottawa, on 25 June 2021, between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

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