The Northern Mariner


Narrowing the field

Word is reaching me that the number of designs under consideration for the AOR-JSS ship is down to only one.  Apparently, the Spanish have been told that their Cantabria-class AOR [an enlarged version of the Spanish Patino-class] is no longer in the running.  This leaves only the German Berlin-class design. […]

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How much to move, how fast and how far?

Murray Brewster’s article entitled “DND to drop costly cargo ship” in the Thursday, 28 July, issue of The Chronicle Herald reports on the continuing problems with commercial charter arrangements to move large volumes of military equipment and supplies.  Readers should check Dave Perry’s first post on this subject to get […]

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In Defence of Airedale

It seems to me that Airedale is expressing frustration at the lack of a comprehensive explanation by the navy about how the future fleet plans make it any better able to meet the new security demands than it is currently capable of doing.  That there is a continuity in Canadian […]

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