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DeepBlue Forum 2021

Babcock is delighted to announce our partnership with Vanguard Magazine to sponsor the 2021 DeepBlue submarine forum, a hybrid event, hosted October 28th to the 29th.   

As one of Canada’s leading submarine sustainment experts we are proud to support this forum which will provide government, military and industry with a platform to learn about new trends, discuss emerging and disruptive technology and forecast new developments in the underwater domain. The conference is more than a submarine event, it is about the operation in the underwater domain in the Arctic and in Canada’s coastal and maritime regions.  

This forum is an opportunity to explore Canada’s excellence in the submarine and underwater domain, as well as explore the latest trends, challenges, and how to overcome them. This year’s theme is, Canadian Submarine Design and Technology Considerations: Today and 20 Years Into the Future.  

About Babcock  

For the past 13 years, Babcock and its Team Victoria-Class partners have been proud supporters of Canada’s marine industry. Since 2008, Babcock has delivered on a variety of services for Canada’s fleet of Victoria-Class submarine’s, including program management, design and engineering, material management and production support. 

Featured Speaker 

Babcock is excited to announce that Tony March, Vice President of Engineering Services, will be speaking at Vanguard Magazine Canada’s DeepBlue Forum, on October 28th at 11:00 – 11:30 EST.  

Join Tony as he presents on Ocean Interfaces, Autonomous Systems, and Design for Sustainment.

About Tony March 

Tony joined Babcock Canada in June 2018, entering the industry after retiring from the Royal Canadian Navy after 21 years of military service. In January 2020, Tony took on the role of Vice President of Engineering Services. 

Tony holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from the Royal Military College of Canada, a Master of Business Administration from Athabasca University, a Master of Defence Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada, and a Master of Science in Marine Engineering from University College London. He is a graduate of the UCL Submarine Design Course and the Canadian Joint Command and Staff Program. Tony has been a licensed Professional Engineer since 2013. 

Tony joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1997 as a Marine Systems Engineer. Following graduation from the Royal Military College of Canada and completion of initial occupational training, he deployed to the Arabian Gulf in HMCS Montréal part of Operation APOLLO, Canada’s contribution to the international campaign against terrorism.


Babcock is proud to announce Jake Jacobson, Director, as a moderator for a panel during the DeepBlue Forum.  

Jake will be moderating on October 28th from 10:30am to 11:30am EST. The panel will discuss the Canadian conventional submarine design considerations and requirements.  

About Jake Jacobson

Jake first joined Babcock Canada in 2014 to lead the Babcock Defence & Security Sector in Canada, and in 2015 expanded responsibilities to encompass Government Relations, Strategy & Business Development, Marketing & Communications, and Industrial Benefits for the Marine, Land, Aviation and Nuclear Sectors. He retired from executive roles in 2020, and remains a Director on the Board of Babcock Canada.  

About Vanguard Magazine 

Vanguard is a leading trade journal in Canada, which serves the defence and security industry with information and timely news. They keep government, military and industry up to date on industry trends and technology. As well, Vanguard is familiar with digital platforms, and serves their online audience through

For more information and to register for the DeepBlue Forum 2021, visit: DeepBlue 2021 (

To book a meeting with Babcock at the DeepBlue Forum 2021, contact: 

Holly Moroney