Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC)

103 posts

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 […]


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 […]

RCN CSC factsheet Nov20

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 […]


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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The NSS and Government-Media Relations

Dan Middlemiss, 15 December 2020. I recently posted a short summary of an article by journalist David Pugliese on the rising costs of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).[1] This led […]


CSC Costs – Again!

Dan Middlemiss, 10 December 2020. Today, journalist David Pugliese wrote another long exposé of the planning, or lack thereof, behind Ottawa’s Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) [1]. His article, allegedly based […]


The Navy is NOT in Crisis

Retired RCN, 06 December 2020. A reply to the post “Canada’s Navy in Deep Crisis – 2021” I think the RCN is NOT in crisis. The RCN certainly has a […]

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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 […]

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 […]