Yearly archives: 2019

14 posts

Getting Procurement Right

There has been much talk over the years about problems in the process of procuring military assets. Procuring ships for the navy, in particular, receives attention because of the size of the project budgets, and the rarity of ships getting built. If the government procures ships every 20 years, whatever […]


Thinking about Procurement Options

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) has published another great paper by Ian Mack. It’s called “Another Way to Buy Frigates.” As the title suggests, there are ways other than the system Canada currently uses to organize the procurement of naval capabilities. Mack asks what Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy can […]


Lockheed Martin to supply new SSR to Canada and Japan

It would appear by the following press release from Lockheed Martin on 14 Nov 2019 that Canada has indeed selected the Lockheed Martin Long Range Discrimination Radar (LRDR) as its main Air Warning radar for the CSC frigate. This, it seems, was a closely guarded secret by LM and its […]


Third Shipyard for NSS?

October 2019. The federal government has made some changes to the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The latest was in May 2019 when the government announced that it would competitively select a third NSS shipyard, and later announced that this third shipyard could expect to build six icebreakers for the Canadian Coast […]


Mexeflotes in Manitoba

“Third Base: The Case for CFB Churchill” is an intriguing and timely article written by Jose Assis Giammaria in the latest issue of CNR (Volume 15, No. 1). If the navy did consider basing the AOPS in Churchill perhaps a case could be made to base mexeflotes in Manitoba. The […]


Budget Fluctuations and Military Capability

An interesting study was just published by Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) by Ross Fetterly. Governments are always tempted to slice bits off various departmental budgets to cut costs. But, as this article shows for the Department of National Defence, this can actually mean very little cost savings, and yet […]