Broadsides Discussion Forum


An ‘Engaged’ RCN

I have read the article by Ann Griffiths in the latest CNR (“Canada is Back – Via the Navy?”). I think it has exposed the ‘Engaged’ problems faced by the Justin Trudeau government with respect to defence and foreign affairs. In the absence of a companion foreign policy strategy, the […]

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Training and Personnel

After the publication of the Comprehensive Review of Recent Surface Force Incidents, the US Navy is beginning to implement changes. The report noted that USN sailors were deficient in the fundamentals – rules of the road, COLREGS and “planning, preparing, and executing in the heat of the moment.” Surface Warfare […]

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Look to Denmark for New Ships for Less Money

Over the past few years, Canadian Naval Review has published a number of articles about the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Of major interest to analysts (and taxpayers) is the cost of the new Canadian Surface Combatants. CNR has published suggestions that instead of inventing its own design, Canada should use a […]

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Maritime Drones Undertake More Tasks

We may think of unmanned aerial vehicles/drones as being the deliverers of Hellfire missiles to terrorists, but they do much more than that. The drone business is booming. And the marine industry is discovering more and more uses for drones. Offshore wind-farms, cruise lines, container shippers, tanker shippers, shore-to-ship package […]

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