Yearly Archives: 2023

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CDS msg 2023

CDS and CAF CWO end-of-year 2023 message to the CAF

CDS and CAF CWO end-of-year message to the Canadian Armed Forces. Reflecting on 2023, we want to express our sincere appreciation for the extraordinary dedication and resilience demonstrated by each […]


Details of the RN’s Type 26

By Moderator, 27 December 2023 If you’re interested in finding out about the Royal Navy’s Type 26 frigates, then there’s a very interestingand detailed YouTube video of discussing the ship. […]


Not heading to court!

By Moderator, 20 December 2023 In what could be seen as a lovey Christmas present to the federal government,Bombardier has announced that it will not contest the decision to replace […]


Five in the Water

By Les Mader, 10 December 2023 The fifth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the future HMCS Frédérick Rolette, was launched on 9 December 2023 […]


A Movie about the RCN

By Les Mader, 4 December 2023 To my knowledge, only two movies have ever been made about the RCN – the World War II Corvette K 225 and the 1993 Lifeline to Victory.  […]


Requiem for a Navy?

By Dan Middlemiss, 2 December 2023 So, how bad can it get for the RCN and the CAF as a whole? During the past year, senior officers have been publicly […]


The CSC and “Mature Design” Redux

By Dan Middlemiss, 19 November 2023 In its written submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence (dated 7 November, published 16 November 2023), Irving Shipbuilding noted […]


Upgrading the CSC Missile Load

By Barnacle Bill, 11 November 2023 I came across this article. It’s called “BAE Offers Evolved Up-Armed Hunter for Australia,” published by Naval News on 7 November: I have […]


No News is Not Good News

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 8 November 2023 Few days go by without seeing something in naval news sources about uncrewed maritime systems. It’s a rapidly growing field for navies. We’ve […]


Excellent NSS News

By Les Mader, 28 October 2023 The keel laying of the second Joint Support Ship (future HMCS Preserver) on 27 October was a very happy event for the navy and the […]


A Polar Maritime Security Vessel

By David Prior, 25 October 2023 Given China’s and Russia’s increasing interest in the Arctic [see], polar maritime security vessels (PMSVs) staffed by Arctic Rangers make more sense every day, especially […]

Rendering of the Offshore Oceanographic Research Vessel

Coast Guard Vessel Costs

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 13 October 2023 The Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel gets more and more expensive – last week it was announced that the budget for the ship had […]

HMCS MON Sept 2023

HMCS Montreal returns from 6 month deployment

RCN Public Affairs, 11 October 2023. On October 3rd HMCS Montréal became the first Halifax-class frigate from the Canadian Fleet Atlantic to complete a deployment on Op Projection Indo-Pacific. While deployed the ship […]


Cuts to Defence Budget

By David Dunlop, 2 October 2023 Here we go again folks! The Canadian government is again asking the Canadian Armed Forces to do its part and find $1B in defence […]


Preview: Canadian Naval Review Vol 19 No. 2

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 30 September 2023 It’s that time again! Another issue of Canadian Naval Review is coming soon. As usual, it’s a great issue.        The fall issue […]