Yearly Archives: 2020

114 posts

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Supply Ships Galore!?

Procrustes, 26 November 2020. Through Access To Information (ATI) documents, the Canadian Press reports that the Canadian Navy has planned for some time to rely upon Chantier-Davies’ converted civilian container […]

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The RCN and HADR Operations

One of the roles that the RCN has played in recent years is humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR). The navy has been asked to respond a number of times in past […]

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Cybersecurity in Weapon Systems

Ex-Sailor, 21 November 2020. In late 2018 United States (U.S.) Government Accountability Office (GAO) produced an interesting report on cybersecurity in U.S. DOD Weapon Systems. It’s relevant to the future […]

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Security and Good Order on the Seas

Although navies are primarily designed to fight wars, they perform a variety of other duties as well. Some naval operations focus on security and good order on the seas, and […]

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Canadian Surface Combatant – Elect

Dan Middlemiss, 09 November 2020. The Canadian Navy just released a new graphic revealing the latest details on the specifications and various featured systems for its proposed new warship. [See […]

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Undersea Communication Cables

How do data, emails, money transfers and digital communications travel to Europe or Asia? Virtually all trans-oceanic data now travel by undersea fibre-optic cables, not via satellites. Undersea cables have […]

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How the Pandemic Plays out on Water

We’re in the midst of the second wave of COVID-19. The complete economic shutdown of the spring has not (yet) happened everywhere, but our lives are still being affected by […]

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Growing Concerns on Indian Ocean

Ann Griffiths, 30 October 2020. There’s an interesting article published by the Lowy Institute that looks at the growing threat of “insurgency, radicalism and major power competition in the Western […]

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Support Ships for the Navy

Unless the RCN wants to rely on friends and allies, Canada needs support ships/Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships when RCN ships deploy. Until about five years ago, Canada had two […]

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