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Canada rejoins NATO Alliance’s Airborne Warning and Control SystemNOREX 18 designed to sharpens winter warfare skillsCAF personnel increase in Ukraine to assist with trainingCanada’s oldest warship to receive up to $3.5 million for restorationHer Majesty’s Canadian Ship Charlottetown heads home after six-month Operation REASSURANCE deployment 

Canada rejoins NATO Alliance’s Airborne Warning and Control System

Canada will be rejoining NATO’s Alliance’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) program after a seven-year hiatus, announced the government this week. Established in 1978, AWACS provides going intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, something the Department of National Defence believes is “Increasingly relevant in today’s security environment.” Canada withdrew from the AWACS program in 2011 following the Department...
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NOREX 18 designed to sharpens winter warfare skills

Hundreds of soldiers from the Canadian Army are deployed to the Arctic this month to conduct Northern Exercise 2018 (NOREX 18), taking place from Feb. 4-17. The approximately 235 members deployed on this exercise are from the 4th Canadian Division, located in Ontario. These soldiers will be able to sharpen their survival, mobility, winter warfare skills...
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CAF personnel increase in Ukraine to assist with training

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has temporarily increased its presence in Ukraine to assist in the training of a Battalion Tactical Group of Ukrainian troops. The new team comprises of 48 CAF members from infantry, artillery, armoured and logistical corps, increasing Canada’s overall presence in the country to approximately 240 personnel. This represents the largest Canadian contingent...
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Canada’s oldest warship to receive up to $3.5 million for restoration

A contribution of up to $3.5 million was made to the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust for extensive repairs to Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Sackville, announced the government of Canada today. “Canadians can take pride in this contribution to HMCS Sackville, ensuring it will continue to showcase the expertise and values that the women and men of...
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Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Charlottetown heads home after six-month Operation REASSURANCE deployment 

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Charlottetown concluded a six-month deployment on Operation REASSURANCE, as part of Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1), this week. “Working alongside ships from other NATO member countries, HMCS Charlottetown has contributed to NATO’s operational capabilities in the region, and has represented the very best of the Royal Canadian Navy. HMCS Charlottetown’s...
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