shipbuilding


A look inside the next issue of Canadian Naval Review

The next issue of Canadian Naval Review (Vol. 9, No. 2) will be available in early August. Editor Dr. Ann Griffiths has released the Table of Contents and it contains an array of articles on everything from migrant smuggling and protection against piracy to a celebration of naval aviation and […]

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Analysis of “Shipbuilding contract holds $250M mystery” by Terry Milewski

Mr. Milewski’s underlying assumption in the article is stated in his byline: “Cost of Arctic patrol ships’ design sparks warning of another procurement ‘fiasco.’ ”  The facts offered in support of the article by the CBC include: Ottawa will pay Irving Shipbuilding $288 million just to design — not build […]

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Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship Photo Gallery

I was interviewed on News 95.7 this morning and was asked if the design process had yet produced any kind of a concept drawing for the AOPS.  The answer to that is definitely ‘yes’. You can find a lot of drawings and artist’s sketches at the DND Materiel Branch project […]

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Problems with Naval Ship Procurement?

Radio Canada’s le téléjournal ran an investigative report Tuesday and Wednesday on naval ship procurement.  The opposition parties are claiming that government incompetence could lead to massive overspending under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.  The Radio Canada report uses the Joint Support Ship (JSS) project as an example to assert […]

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Maritime Security Challenges Conference, 1-3 October 2012

The 5th iteration in the successful Maritime Security Challenges (MSC) conference series, will take place in Victoria, BC, Canada. MSC 2012 is presented by Royal Roads University in cooperation with Maritime Forces Pacific of the Royal Canadian Navy and the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The venue for the conference […]

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Some history of the Upholder-class submarines

Tim Dunne’s article on the Victoria-class submarines entitled “Journalists sub-par on sub debate” challenged journalists to get the facts straight on the Canada’s submarines. It is worthwhile advice for anyone thinking of engaging in this discussion. The current debate identifies the submarines as ‘used’, but little information was offered about […]

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The Naval Association of Canada 2012 AGM and Conference

The Naval Association of Canada has announced a one-day conference, to be held in conjunction with its Annual General Meeting, on Friday, 01 June 2012 in Ottawa.  The conference, which is entitled “Our Navy, Our Industry, Our Future,” advertises the following theme: Replacement of the Canadian fleet is essential. The […]

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Your Navy, Our People*

* Moderator’s Note: This article was original published in The Nova Scotian on 21 March 2012. Over the past year I have used this column to discuss the role of your navy in contributing to Canada’s maritime security, defence and prosperity. I have written about the need for your navy […]

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The NSPS shipbuilding strategy: what are the risks?

Ken Hansen’s article “Can the shipbuilding strategy withstand and economic recession?” on 15 October 2011 makes sobering reading.  Unfortunately, the announcement of the two National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy ‘winners’ does not make his scenario any less possible.  Now that the NSPS has determined the two winning yards, the Arctic Offshore […]

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Crisis Time for US Seapower

Moderator’s Note: This article originally appeared on the Information Dissemination website, dated Wednesday, 24 August 2011.  It is especially relevant for Canadian readers because of the projected reductions in the USN budget at 5% and 10%, which mirror the approach being take by the Canadian ‘Strategic and Operating Review’. ‘OMB’ […]

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