Canadian Shipbuilding

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Shipbuilding and Independence

The unexpected press release announcing the termination of procurement processes for two new types of ships for the Canadian Coast Guard and Navy was no doubt a heavy blow. And […]

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Strategic choices are dictated by numbers and dollars

This week’s announcement that the contracts to modernize and refit the twelve Halifax-class frigates will be split unequally between two shipyards (East: Halifax Shipyard, seven ships, $549M; West: Victoria Shipyards, […]

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Shipbuilding and Independence

The strategy for achieving an independent foreign policy through development of naval capacity appears to be maturing almost exactly 100 years after it was first articulated. The plan was first […]

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Halifax Class Modernization

The announcement of the $3.1B frigate upgrade is solidly good news. This very welcome project does, however, contain hidden dangers. Significantly, the DND backgrounder suggests it will include: A new […]

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Frigate Life Extension

The announcement by Prime Minister Harper that naval ship upgrades will provide new opportunities for contractors is interesting but it lacks a sense of strategic context. Announcing FELEX, which by […]

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