Arctic Comms: US Army Radios Connect with MUOS Satellites Orbiting the Equator

9 12 2013

AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios operating from Alaska and the Arctic Circle made voice and data calls using the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform and satellite network, according to manufacturer General Dynamics C4 Systems.

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Video: 2 CRPG Johnny Daniel Angnatuk, Quaqtaq, Nunavik

9 12 2013

A video about Johnny Daniel Angnatuk, Master Corporal in the Canadian Rangers Patrol of Quaqtaq, Nunavik and his involvement with the Junior Canadian Rangers.

The aim of the Junior Canadian Rangers Program is to promote traditional cultures and lifestyles, including Ranger skills by offering a variety of structured activities to young people living in remote and isolated communities.

Under the supervision of the Canadian Rangers, these young Canadians (12 to 18) become active and engaged citizens of their local communities.

Production: Captain Francis Arsenault 2nd Canadian Rangers Patrol Group (2 CRPG) Social Media

facebook.com/2GPRC.2CRPG





Canadian Company to Support US Arctic Strategy

2 12 2013

A Canadian company’s bold project to install a high speed fiber optic network across the roof of the world could provide the Defense Department with broadband connections to support its new Arctic strategy unveiled last week

Arctic Fibre of Toronto plans to start construction in May 2014 on its $620 million, 24 terabit network linking London and Tokyo with a route through the Northwest Passage. The network is slated to start operating in January 2016. It will have 100 gigabit spurs to areas of Alaska that have minimal or no communications links, Douglas Cunningham, the company’s president told Nextgov.

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News Update – 15 Nov 12

15 11 2012

The Caporal Kaeble V.C. is the second of nine mid-shore ships being built for the coast guard at the Halifax shipyard at a cost of $198 million. (CBC)

Government to consider arming coast guard vessels
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2012/11/13/ns-mackay-arming-coast-guard.html

Ministers Shea And Mackay Present the CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C.
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/npress-communique/2012/mar09-eng.htm

Feds admit surveillance satellite project delayed two years
http://o.canada.com/2012/11/09/feds-admit-surveillance-satellite-project-delayed-two-years/

Nordic Nations Pool Tactical Airlifters Including C-130J
http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2012/11/08/nordic-nations-pool-tactical-airlifters-including-c-130j/

New RCAF head says he can see drones patrolling the Arctic and the coastline, also calls F-35 ‘airplane of the future.’
http://www.embassynews.ca/news/2012/10/30/drones-can-be-%E2%80%98very-useful%E2%80%99-but-present-safety-concerns-air-force-chief/42760

War games underway in Sweden’s Far North
http://eyeonthearctic.rcinet.ca/home/sweden/105-society/2614-war-games-underway-in-swedens-far-north

The world wants Canada’s backyard
http://www.torontosun.com/2012/11/03/the-world-wants-canadas-backyard-kent





“ARCTIC DEFENDERS” Upcoming Film Features Inuit Perspective on Canada’s Sovereignty in the North

31 10 2012

Synopsis

In 1968, John Walker, a sixteen year old, with 35mm camera in hand, boards a ship in Montreal on its way to Resolute Bay, in the High Arctic. It has been his childhood dream to visit the north – his imagination inspired by films and “Eskimo” art brought into his home. What he doesn’t realize is that the global radicalism of 1968 was also the beginning of a re-imagining of the Arctic by a group of radical “Eskimos”.

They began their political movement by challenging the use of the foreign word Eskimo. They were Inuit and they had a dream – the governance of their territory, the creation of Nunavut.

We join Oo Aqpik, a modern Inuk woman, and John Walker, a filmmaker, on a ship heading from Greenland to Resolute Bay. The film unfolds as Oo introduces us to some of the visionary “Defenders” of Nunavut. As she investigates the recent history of her people and searches for answers to Canada’s sovereignty in the north from an Inuit point of view, she unveils some of the darker side of this history, as well as finding hope and inspiration from the generation before her that fought for change.

Check out their website: http://www.arcticdefenders.ca/





CC-138 Twin Otter lands on Dempster Highway

31 10 2012

Very cool video! A CC-138 Twin Otter from 440 (Transport) Squadron lands on the Dempster Highway west of Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T. during Operation NANOOK 2012





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