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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 […]


CSC Land-based Test Facilities

By Dan Middlemiss, 21 September 2023 It has just been announced that Lockheed Martin has been awarded approximately US $64m (C$85m) contract for the establishment of the AEGIS Canadian Surface […]


On Track Visually?

By David Morse, 19 September 2023 A chance encounter with navigation officers during ship visits as part of the recent Halifax Fleet week,brought this old adage back to mind. Apart […]