Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC)

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CSC Personnel and Training

David Dunlop, 30 March 2021 Here is a feature article just published in the Maritime Engineering Journal (No 96, Spring 2021 issue, pages 15-18) on the CSC Project discussing the Personnel […]

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The CSC within the NSS

Mikaël Perron, 30 March 2021 The National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) aims at recapitalizing the fleets of the Coast Guard and Navy but also to rebuild and sustain our shipbuilding industry. […]

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CSC-Future Fighter Intersections

Procrustes, 10 March 2021 There is a potentially intriguing policy-making dynamic developing between the CSC and the Future Fighter (FF) projects. First, the FF will cost less than the CSC […]

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DND responds to PBO Report

25 February 2021 Shortly after the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) released its report on the Canadian Surface Combatant, the Department of National Defence released its response. This quick response was […]

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Long-Awaited PBO Report Arrives

Timothy Choi, 25 February 2021 On 24 February 2021, the Parliamentary Budget Officer released its report on the Canadian Surface Combatant’s latest estimated costs, as well as several alternative options […]

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Brace for Impact!

David Dunlop, 19 February 2021 The Auditor General of Canada will produce a report on the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). DND officials are getting ready for what they think could […]

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CSC: Paper Tiger?

Procrustes, 19 February 2021 Supporters of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) argue that Canadians, including the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO), should not compare the projected CSC costs with those of […]

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We Will Always Have Your Back?

David Dunlop, 15 February 2021 It seems that the only way Canadians are receiving current and accurate information on the CSC Type 26 Frigate program Definition Phase is through the […]

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The CSC: Canada’s ‘Frankenship’?

Procrustes, 6 February 2021 As more details slowly emerge from the bowels of the Ottawa defence mandarinate about the rising costs and technological challenges of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) […]

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CSC – Headed for the Shoals?

Dan Middlemiss, 3 February 2021 Lee Berthiaume yesterday reported that the Department of National Defence (DND) now expects the first of the new Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) will be delivered […]

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PBO Report Speculation

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 2 February 2021 The Parliamentary Budget Officer is due to release a report on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project some time this month. The report is […]

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SPY-7 Costs for CSC

David Dunlop, 22 January 2021 Now that both Canada and Spain have signed contracts for SPY-7 Radars for both the CSC and F110 Frigates, it seems fitting to discuss total […]

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CSC Life-Cycle Costs Under Scrutiny

Dan Middlemiss, 25 December 2020. Murray Brewster reported on 23 December that an independent analysis reveals that the total life-cycle costs of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) have risen to […]

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