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The RCN is set to acquire a family of Unmanned Aircraft Systems that can be operated from all Canadian warships in order to provide near real-time, intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance information.
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RCN conducting UAS tests

RCN on track to acquire Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) By CPO1 Darryl DeJong, DGNFD Strong, Secure, Engaged outlines the Government’s over-arching intent to invest in an extensive range of new capabilities for the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) by acquiring a fleet of remotely piloted systems (RPS) for the Royal Canadian […]

Leading Seaman Jean-Francois Morin, a Marine Engineering Technician serving aboard Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Charlottetown during Operation REASSURANCE in the Mediterranean Sea, 26 November 2017.

Image by Corporal J.W.S. Houck – HMCS Charlottetown
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Crew Spotlight: LS Morin

HMCS Charlottetown Crew Spotlight: LS Morin LS Jean-François Morin from Jonquière, Québec is a Marine Systems Engineer and member of the Propulsion section aboard HMCS Charlottetown. In an interview conducted aboard Charlottetown while the ship was transiting between Toulon, France and Split, Croatia, he had this to say about his […]

LS Douglas Williams, LS Brandon Patey and AB Patrick Williams display their original artwork and the first produced Unit Patch for NRU ASTERIX.
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New unit patch for NRU Asterix

NRU Asterix receives unit patch By PO1 Stephan Handerek, Naval Replenishment Unit ASTERIX In late July the crew of NRU Asterix were encouraged to create an original piece of art that would become the unit patch for Canada’s newest asset.  NRU Asterix’s CO, LCdr Jason Walsh, received multiple submissions from […]

Members of HMCS Montréal participate in a fitness class on the flight deck during the NEPTUNE TRIDENT 17-02 deployment.
LS Dan Bard, FIS Halifax
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Fitness at sea

PSP fitness instructor sees the world while supporting RCN sailors By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff Staying physically fit is an important part of being a CAF member, and that responsibility doesn’t change when deployed for long stints at sea. Even when living on a warship, sailors need to find the […]

The boarding party of HMCS Charlottetown practices its skills of boarding and securing a vessel during Operation REASSURANCE on October 14, 2017. Photo: Cpl J.W.S. Houck, FIS Halifax
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HMCS Charlottetown in Croatia

HMCS Charlottetown completes successful Rest and Maintenance Period in Split, Croatia By Lt(N) Meghan Jacques, HMCS Charlottetown Unit Public Affairs Representative HMC) Charlottetown, currently deployed on Operation REASSURANCE in the Eastern Mediterranean, conducted a Rest and Maintenance Period (RAMP) in Split, Croatia from October 15, 2017 to November 7, 2017 […]

PO2 Peter Reed served as Sentry Commander for the tri-service rotation of the 2017 National Sentry Program from October 21 to November 10.
Photo: MCpl Carole Gosselin, CFSU Ottawa
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National Sentry Program

MARLANT image tech ‘overwhelmed’ with pride during sentry duty By Ryan Melanson, Trident Staff PO2 Peter Reed has made a career out of photographing CAF members and capturing significant military moments, but his most recent tasking put him on the other side of the camera lens. An imagery technician with […]