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NEW DIRECTION FOR THE UK’S ARMED FORCES

Mark Sloan, 25 March 2021 The UK Government has now published The Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy (Integrated Review), and the Defence Command Paper “Defence in […]

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Out of Date

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 11 January 2021. I have been trying to find out what is happening with the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). As a multi-billion dollar government program, you would […]

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Support Ships for the RCN

The recent Parliamentary Budget Office report on the Joint Support Ships (JSS) made it clear that the build will cost significant money, and noted the huge difference in cost (and […]

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Naval Boarding Parties

The Royal Canadian Navy follows Canadian government support for international maritime law, and this means that RCN ships often participate in operations that involve countering malign behaviour at sea. People […]

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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 […]

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CDS Op Laser 2020

Funding for the Military after COVID

The government has two major projects for the Canadian Forces coming up in the near future – the Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) and the replacement fighter jets. Both are big […]

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Canada’s Navy in Deep Crisis – 2021

David Dunlop, 02 December 2020. According to Leadmark 2050, “To meet defence and security challenges in the coming decades, Canada’s maritime forces will need to become better equipped for Maritime […]

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Maintenance of Naval Capabilities

Unlike some states that operate in temperate climates all the time, Canadian naval ships and submarines are subject to extremes of temperature, from cold Arctic weather to the heat of […]

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The RCN and HADR Operations

One of the roles that the RCN has played in recent years is humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HADR). The navy has been asked to respond a number of times in past […]

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Cybersecurity in Weapon Systems

Ex-Sailor, 21 November 2020. In late 2018 United States (U.S.) Government Accountability Office (GAO) produced an interesting report on cybersecurity in U.S. DOD Weapon Systems. It’s relevant to the future […]

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Security and Good Order on the Seas

Although navies are primarily designed to fight wars, they perform a variety of other duties as well. Some naval operations focus on security and good order on the seas, and […]

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Undersea Communication Cables

How do data, emails, money transfers and digital communications travel to Europe or Asia? Virtually all trans-oceanic data now travel by undersea fibre-optic cables, not via satellites. Undersea cables have […]

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