nuclear propulsion

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More analysis of nuclear and conventional capabilities*

*Moderator’s Note: This statement originally appeared as part of an exchange between members on the Naval Affairs Discussion of the Naval Association of Canada. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. My thanks to Mr. Jim Carruthers for bringing it to my attention. Here are my thoughts […]

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Comparing nuclear and conventional capabilities*

*Moderator’s Note: This statement originally appeared as part of an exchange between members on the Naval Affairs Discussion of the Naval Association of Canada. It is reprinted here with the permission of the author. My thanks to Mr. Jim Carruthers for bringing it to my attention. The arctic is a […]

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Are SSN’s essential to ensure Canada’s arctic sovereignty? (IV)

Acquiring new nuclear boats for the Canadian navy would be the most powerful way of reinforcing Canadian sovereignty in the arctic. What Canada requires more than anything in the arctic is a regular presence in the waters of the Northwest Passage, and the nuclear submarine (SSN) is the tool most […]

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Are SSN’s essential to ensure Canada’s arctic sovereignty? (II)

I am in the same camp as Brian Wentzell on this issue, To me, the possibility of Canada acquiring nuclear submarines is an impossibility. We tried this one time before and the government – and the people-recoiled, some through knowledge, some through fear, some through true intellectual ignorance (except that […]

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Are SSN’s essential to ensure Canada’s arctic sovereignty?

The problem [of acquiring nuclear submarines, as suggested by Keith Spicer,] is not so much the acquisition cost as it is the cost of training, infrastructure and operating the boats. The political aspects cannot be ignored either. The result I suspect is that the nuclear submarine becomes as onerous to […]

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Another submarine In our arctic?

Submarines are in the news again, both at home and elsewhere in the world. A Canadian Press item that appeared on Thursday, 28 June, 2007, about plans to send HMCS Corner Brook to the north. This is an interesting development and one can only presume that the provisions of the […]

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