Yearly archives: 2018

34 posts

Australia Selects BAE’s Type 26: Implications for Canada

3 July 2018.  On 29 June 2018 the Australian government announced [] that it had selected a variant of BAE’s Type 26 frigate for the Royal Australian Navy. The 9-ship deal, when finalized, will cost approximately $35 billion ($ Australian) and could generate some 4,000 jobs for the country. Because […]


Canada Needs a More Transparent Weapons Costing Process

31 May 2018. Dr. Dan Middlemiss. Why do successive federal governments treat Canadians as pliant ignoramuses on matters of defence? Take for example, the budget estimates for the Canadian Surface Combatants. Ottawa will soon, we are told, be awarding a contract for up to 15 new warships, yet the entire […]


Bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant: Back to the drawing board?

20 April 2018. Trouble in paradise? The early assessments of the bids for the Canadian Surface Combatant project indicate that there are problems. The bids all failed to meet some of the government’s requirements, not necessarily major elements but nonetheless none exactly meet the requirements. Does this mean that the bidders […]


Littoral Combat Ships: Stay-at-home Ships?

16 April 2018. Moderator. There was a very interesting article in USNI News, about the Littoral Combat Ships. Both varieties of the LCS are having troubles. The article says that none of these vessels will be deployed operationally in 2018. Due to delays, retrofitting requirements, maintenance, mishaps, testing, etc., the […]


2018 CNMT Essay Competition

Canadian Naval Review will be holding its annual essay competition again in 2018. There will be a prize of $1,000 for the best essay, provided by the Canadian Naval Memorial Trust. The winning essay will be published in CNR. (Other non-winning essays will also be considered for publication, subject to […]