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xx Calling all ladies/females/women!

September 10, 2020, 19:23:16 by BeyondTheNow
Hello Folks,

As a regularly contributing member to this site for almost 8yrs, I’ve noted a concerning trend with the downward momentum of participation from female users on the site. This is disheartening.

I encourage everyone to reach out to your female friends and colleagues, and let them know they’re welcome here!

In this day and age, the year 2020, it’s important to know that your voice, your thoughts, your experience, your rank (or not), your opinions, your visions and your feedback are as important and valid as anyone else’s on Please speak up, please contribute. This is not a boy’s club and your presence matters!

Edit to add: Of course, there is no pressure to provide more information at any point than what a user feels comfortable disclosing during the course of posting/completing a profile. Merely, this is an open invitation to let you know that you’re especially welcome and encouraged!

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clip RCN Weapons System (historical, current, planned)

August 16, 2020, 19:40:08 by CloudCover
We do not have a thread of RCN weapons systems that is recent, so thought I would start a new one.

I saw today the attached images in a twitter thread from HMCS Winnipeg. There is a video of Hammerhead UTV taking a pounding from 3 guns at close range  (Bofors, Phalanx and the new NWRS).

So it sounds like Winnipeg is fitted with either 2 or 4 NRWS which I gather can be operated remotely from the OPs room or at the mount itself. The barrel looks like it had some refurb work done as well.
Also, it sounds like the installation points are on bridge wings and quarterdeck, Port and Starboard.

I’ve tried to post the twitter link, but this web server blocks creation of the page with the link.  Maybe some else can try?

Edit: I think this will work-
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xx For you navy history buffs - The Battle of Jutland - Clash of the Titans - Part

August 15, 2020, 15:13:14 by shawn5o
For you navy history buffs

The Battle of Jutland - Clash of the Titans - Part 1 (Beatty vs Hipper)

Jul 15, 2020

Today we look at the Battle of Jutland, from the start of the shooting to the end of the battlecruiser action.

I found it interesting
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Navyca-Ico How capable is the RCN?

August 13, 2020, 11:51:46 by EnchantedEng
I came across this article which partly talks about the Turkish maritime capability and some issues in the region:

If I am not mistaken, Op Reassurance places the RCN frigates not too far from Turkey and the said issues.

I wonder how our frigates will fare, if say, were to get into a one time scuffle with one of Turkey's Corvettes or Frigates?

In the same line of thinking, how ready would the RCN be for a potential state of war?
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June 26, 2020, 15:02:34 by MarkOttawa
Can find nothing official with details of RCN, RCAF participation:

Submarines Arrive in Iceland for NATO Exercises

The first ships that will participate in NATO’s 2020 Dynamic Mongoose exercises have arrived in Iceland today, and the rest will arrive tomorrow. In addition to Iceland, six NATO member states will be participating in the exercises: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Norway, and Germany. They are contributing five submarines, five warships, and five submarine search aircraft to the exercise.

The purpose of the Dynamic Mongoose operation is to “exercise submarine warfare and ASW (Anti-submarine Warfare) war-fighting for submarines, ASW surface units and maritime patrol aircrafts in order to conduct sea control or sea denial related naval tasks in preparation for future collective defence and crisis response operations,” according to NATO.

Iceland to Host Exercises Bi-Annually

NATO has held similar exercises annually in Norway since 2012, with the exception of 2017, when they were held in Iceland. It has now been decided that the exercises will be held alternately in Iceland and Norway. Iceland will provide facilities in the security area of Keflavík Airport and the Icelandic Coast Guard will participate in the exercises.

The exercises will take place between June 29 and July 10. The vessels’ arrival has been organised in consultation with Icelandic health authorities and appropriate disease prevention measures have been taken.

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xx Royal Australian Navy’s Entire Amphibious Force Operating Together For The First

June 23, 2020, 16:17:05 by LoboCanada
Meanwhile, our older brother is on to bigger things...

Royal Australian Navy’s Entire Amphibious Force Operating Together For The First Time

In a first, all three amphibious vessels of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), HMAS Canberra, HMAS Choules and HMAS Adelaide, sailed together in formation.

This was the first time that the two LHDs and the single LSD of the RAN have operated together at sea. The event occured during a Force Integration Training off the east coast of Australia. The Australian Defence Force is conducting maritime task group training off Australia’s east coast and northern waters ahead of resuming major activities in the second half of the year.
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