Maritime Engineering Journal
Canada’s Naval Technical Forum
The Maritime Engineering Journal (MEJ) has been the principal publication of the Royal Canadian Navy’s Naval Technical Community; this community includes past and present serving members of the Royal Canadian Navy and Public Servants. Since 1982, the MEJ provides unclassified discussion surrounding naval technical challenges, naval history, and human interest stories from within the Naval Technical Community.
HMCS Fredericton: Meeting the Challenges of Operational Deployment During COVID-19 [Issue 95]
When HMCS Fredericton (FFH-337) deployed overseas on January 20, 2020 the COVID-19 coronavirus was already making headlines around the world. Since little was known of the restrictive impact this global outbreak would have on our deployment as the mission progressed, Fredericton carried on with a full schedule of operations, assuming its role as Canada’s forward deployer on Operation Reassurance in Central and Eastern Europe with NATO Standing Maritime Groups 1 and 2.
HMCS Calgary’s 2020 Unscheduled Docking:“All for a Quarter Turn More” [Issue 95]
HMCS Calgary (FFH-335) returned to operations from the 2019-2020 holiday leave period and immediately commenced preparations for a busy spring.
Engineering the Installation of a Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Capability Aboard Royal Canadian Navy Ships [Issue 95]
While remotely piloted systems have been used in the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) for sacrificial targeting purposes for at least four decades, the remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPASs) capability used for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), and for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) has been evolving in the RCN for the past 16 years.
ESSM Missile Transfer while Deployed in the Time of COVID-19
The morning of August 31, 2020 was a hot one in the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii sunshine as the Combat Systems Engineering Officer (CSEO) aboard HMCS Winnipeg (FFH-338) stood on the flight deck, ready to give his team a safety briefing.
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