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Video: Seaspan Shipyards Launches CCGS John Cabot

, now stationed in Victoria, British Columbia, and CCGS Capt Jacques Cartier, stationed in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, are the first class of ships built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Government of Canada’s strategy to renew the fleets of the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Two ships have been delivered and the third launched from Seaspan’s Vancouver shipyard over the course of 13 months.The OFSV is fully equipped to support Fisheries and Oceans scientists in the collection and analysis of data on Canada’s marine ecosystems and the impacts of climate

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GeoSpectrum Launches TRAPS-USV

, space, complexity and cost. Both TRAPS and TRAPS-USV also have the capability to swap out and exchange active sonar projectors allowing O-level adaptation of the system to different active sonar frequencies in the 2 to 10 kHz range. The containerized version of TRAPS first went to sea onboard Royal Canadian Navy ships in 2019.In commonality with TRAPS, sonar processing for TRAPS-USV is performed by GeoSpectrum’s sensor-agnostic RecView sonar processing capability which was designed for remote / distributed operation

Cables SAS/Bathymetry Overlay  (Image: Kraken)

Kraken Reports Contracts Worth $2.8 Million

is still ongoing. Due to confidentiality, Kraken is not able to discuss the details of the complaint process. However, currently we are hopeful that a contract will be executed with this customer during the second quarter of 2020.ThunderFish AUVKraken delivered a ThunderFish AUV prototype to the Canadian Navy in 2019, and in 2020 are providing additional SAS sensor integration support to the customer. It also continuing development of ThunderFishXL, a subsea resident, large payload AUV as part of the OceanVisionSensorsSynthetic Aperture Sonar – AquaPix MINSAS sensorsKraken continues to see growing

GeoSpectrum TRAPS onboard Canadian Navy’s Kingston-class coastal defense vessel (Photo: Elbit Systems)

Second Sonar Test Completed for Royal Canadian Navy

Elbit Systems’ Canadian subsidiary, GeoSpectrum Technologies (GTI), has announced the successful Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) trial of its Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) on board the HMCS Glace Bay of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), completing final assessment of a second TRAPS onboard RCN’s vessels (tests of GTI’s TRAPS onboard HMCS Shawinigan were competed during September 2018).The performance trials of TRAPS with HMCS Glace Bay were conducted by the Department of National Defense’s science and technology organization and the Defense Research and Development

CEO Mark Lamarre and CPO John McCarthy of Seaspan Shipyards with Canadian Coast Guard officials. Photo: Seaspan

Seaspan Delivers Canada's First OFSV

more than ships."He added: "We are building an industry, we are building careers and we are building a vital sovereign capability to design, construct and sustain state-of-the-art vessels that fully meet the operational requirements of the women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy.”This achievement follows another important milestone with the recent successful launch of OFSV 2, the future CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier on June 5. OFSV 2 is currently undergoing systems commissioning in advance of the commencement of sea trials this fall. OFSV 3, the future CCGS John Cabot

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Offshore Survey Vessels: Ready for Faster Sensors

with longer endurance, better coverage rates and higher resolution are all marginal value propositions that matter. None of those elements stand to unlock value like introducing sensor speed.About the Author: Jamie Sangster is the founder of Leeway Marine. Prior to Leeway, Jamie served in the Royal Canadian Navy for 20 years as a marine systems engineering officer and naval architect, and has extensive sea experience aboard Canadian major warships

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ASL Hires Taillefer

collaboration agreement between DFO, Environment Canada (EC) and DND and was the technical advisor for the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV).  He earned a B.Sc. from Royal Roads Military College in Physics and Oceanography (graduated in 1987).  While in uniform, the Royal Canadian Navy selected Martin to earn a master’s degree at the University of Victoria (graduated in 1997), where his studies focused on Matched Field Processing, tracking an underwater target in 3D, using only passive acoustics.  In 2010, with the support of ASL, Taillefer founded and started a

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Canada's Halifax-Class Frigates Get a Sonar Upgrade

Nautel, together with General Dynamics, will upgrade and maintain underwater sensors on the Halifax-class frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as part of the Underwater Warfare Suite Upgrade (UWSU) contract awarded to General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada.The upgraded sensors will offer the RCN an improved ability to detect and track underwater threats utilizing advanced Sonar amplifiers and transducers designed and manufactured by Nautel.As part of the hull-mounted sonar upgrade program, Nautel will supply NS72-36 sonar amplifiers and Mk II broadband transducers. According to Nautel

Avro technicians prepare an Avro Arrow test model attached to a Nike booster rocket to fire out over Lake Ontario at Point Petre in the 1950s (Photo: Kraken)

Kraken Set to Hunt for Avro Arrow Artifacts

enables on-the-fly beamforming and geo-referencing, which significantly reduces the overall processing timeline, a critical factor in these types of search and salvage applications."   "AquaPix was a proven payload during the Franklin Expedition in 2014, operating onboard a Royal Canadian Navy AUV. We deployed the AUV in the morning, all processing occurred onboard the AUV in real-time, and after recovering the vehicle in the evening we immediately began reviewing the already-processed sonar images, with zero post processing required. Leveraging what we've learned from that experience

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