HMCS Calgary completes another key step in its modernization

"Bravo Zulu" / April 17, 2014

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…Bravo Zulu!


Bravo Zulu to the crew of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary for the successful completion of their recent Work-Ups – a series of training exercises to maintain operational readiness. These specific Work-Ups are an important step as part of Calgary’s ongoing mid-life modernization project.

Called the Halifax-class Modernization / Frigate Equipment Life Extension, this project will ensure that the frigates continue to operate effectively as the backbone of the RCN’s fleet of warships. HMCS Calgary is one of 12 Canadian-built frigates undergoing this modernization, which includes a new command and control system, new radar capability, a new electronic warfare system and upgraded communications and missiles.

The members of HMCS Calgary dedicated their efforts to exercising the vessel’s ability to respond to a wide range of operational scenarios including: multi-threat warfare, casualty clearing, hazmat and fuel spills, search and rescue, firefighting, damage control and other emergencies at sea.