Canadian Shipbuilding

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CSC, T26, Hunter class

CSC Tidbits

Dan Middlemiss, 02 December 2020. For an interesting interview with Rear-Admiral Casper Donovan, Director General Future Ship Capability on the many ideas and factors currently shaping the design of the […]

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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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RCN CSC factsheet Nov20

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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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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HMCS Harry DeWolf

The Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships

At the end of July 2020, the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) – HMCS Harry DeWolf – was handed over to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). This was […]

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More CSC Cost Woes

Procrustes, 11 August 2020. The recent confirmation that the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) will conduct and deliver yet another report on the mounting costs of Ottawa’s preferred bid winner for […]

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Robo ship USV

Robo Navy?

Dan Middlemiss, 19 July 2020. Will the Canadian Navy ride the robotic wave of the future? Maybe the future has already arrived. The United States Navy (USN) recently awarded a […]

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CSC cost post

Bucking the Trend?

Procrustes, 15 July 2020. Is Ottawa going against an international cost-reduction trend in putting all its surface warship eggs in a one, large, expensive Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) design basket? […]

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Procuring Naval Ships in Canada

It is usually a long process to procure new warships for the Royal Canadian Navy. Warships are both complex and expensive, so there are legitimate concerns about efficient use of […]

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AOPS sea trials

Building Navy Ships in Canada

The National Shipbuilding (Procurement) Strategy (NSS) to build ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard was announced in 2010. That’s 10 years ago. So where are […]

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