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There’s No Life Like it!

By Moderator, 28 April 2022 The Department of National Defence conducted a public opinion poll earlier this year. The results are discouraging. Not only do Canadians know little about the […]

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JSS Sea to Shore Connector

Sea to Shore Connector for JSS

RCN Public Affairs, 26 April 2022 On April 8, 2022 the first of four Sea to Shore Connector systems completed final sea trials after being delivered to the Royal Canadian […]

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Warship Procurement: Actors and Stages

By Moderator, 13 April 2022 The Naval Association of Canada has produced another good Briefing Note. This one is entitled “Actors and Stages of Warship Procurement” (BN#45). It takes a […]

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Beefing up Security in the Arctic?

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 7 April 2022 With the brutal war in Ukraine continuing, much attention is understandably focused on Eastern Europe. But Arctic security is now also receiving a […]

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CSC – ‘No Other Option’?

By Dan Middlemiss, 5 April 2022 In December 2021, defence analyst Richard Shimooka published a very intriguing study of the ongoing Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) procurement process.1 This publication has […]

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Gums and Butter – Way Before Defence

By Procrustes, 30 March 2022 The recently consummated ‘supply-and-confidence’ agreement in Ottawa has now placed any chance of significantly increased defence spending on hold for another three years. The NDP […]

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Off-the-Shelf? Not so fast

By CNR Webmaster, 21 March 2022 Last week, CNR’s photo editor and board member Timothy Choi co-wrote a short article with University of PEI professor Jeffrey F. Collins for the […]

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CAF = “Convening” Armed Forces

By Procrustes, 17 March 2022 Every so often, Canada’s political mis-leaders reveal, in their quaintly innocent, progressive way, just how naive they are about world affairs and about the role […]

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Latest PBO Update on DND Capital Spending

By Dr. Dan Middlemiss, 14 March 2022 Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) just released a 2022 update on DND’s planned spending under Canada’s current defence policy – Strong, Secure, Engaged […]

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Ship-to-Shore Connectors

By Garry Noble, 12 March 2022 When the news release was published in September 2019 that the Navy would acquire 5 connectors, did anyone think it would be 26 months […]

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Unprepared

By Dan Middlemiss, 7 March 2022 From the pervasive silence in this Forum about the Russian attack on the people and state of Ukraine, I wonder how many, like myself, […]

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New CSC Graphic

Ted Barnes, 5 March 2022 The government and RCN just released a new CSC graphic confirming 24 VLS vice 32 originally planned and the addition of the new mast accommodating […]

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Arctic Council Pulls Back from Russia

By David Dunlop, 4 March 2022 The Arctic Council has been heralded as a body that emphasized cooperation in the Arctic. However, Canada, along with six other Arctic member countries […]

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