Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC)

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CSC lifecycle cost

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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Shipyard ISI

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 […]

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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 […]

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RIMPAC 2020

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, 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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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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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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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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CSC Type 26 BAE

Canada’s Next Generation of Warships

The largest part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy is the construction of the Canadian Surface Combatants (CSCs). The proposed 15 CSCs are to replace the retired Iroquois-class destroyers and the […]

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The Curious Case of Alion

Procrustes, 30 May 2020. Here is a brief background of the Alion complaint. Alion was one of the 12 pre-qualified Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) bidders, and one of the three […]

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Thinking about Procurement Options

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) has published another great paper by Ian Mack. It’s called “Another Way to Buy Frigates.” As the title suggests, there are ways other than […]

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PBO post

Are the CSC Type 26 Costs Growing?

The latest Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) report, “The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants: 2019 Update,” issued on 21 June 2019, has revised the latest cost for the Canadian Surface Combatant […]

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