Technology

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Crewless Shipping Future?

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 13 September 2021 Technology marches inexorably onward. Resistance is futile! Or is it? It’s interesting to see that the President of the US International Longshoremen’s Association […]

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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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Arleigh Burke class destroyer fires a directed energy HELIOS weapon

High Energy Lasers

David Dunlop, 13 January 2021. The USN will deploy its first High Energy Laser with Integrated Optical-dazzler and Surveillance (HELIOS) integrated on an operational Flight IIA Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer […]

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More on US Navy Large Unmanned Robotic Systems

Dan Middlemiss, 10 January 2021 The US Congressional Research Service has released an update on the USN’s plans to accelerate the procurement of Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles [1]. […]

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Cyber report GAO-19-128

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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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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MQ-4C POLAR HAWK

The RCN and Unmanned Aerial Systems

There may be much uncertainty in the world today but one thing we can count on is that technology will continue to change. And that means that military forces will […]

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CNR RCMI post

Automation, Autonomy, and Subsea Warfare

Konrad Mech, 14 August 2020 Some readers may be interested in an article I wrote, recently published in SITREP, the Journal of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, titled “Automation, Autonomy, […]

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Robo ship USV

Robo Navy?

Dan Middlemiss, 19 July 2020. Will the Canadian Navy ride the robotic wave of the future? Maybe the future has already arrived. The United States Navy (USN) recently awarded a […]

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Zodiac RHIB

Contract awarded for multi-role boats

On 21 March 2020, Canada awarded a contract to Zodiac Hurricane Technologies Ltd for the design and construction of 30 multi-role boats for Canada’s Halifax-Class Frigates. This award directly supports […]

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Drone

Drones and the RCN

Major (retired) F. Roy Thomas, MSC, CD, MA (RMC). 13 February 2020. Without anti-drone assets should the RCN become a coastal navy operating under the umbrella of cheaper shore-based anti-drone […]

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UUV

Will Submarines be Obsolete Soon?

Canada is in the early stages of thinking about replacing its submarines. Submarines are not part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, but they are mentioned in the new defence policy. […]

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Small drone

Maritime Drones Undertake More Tasks

We may think of unmanned aerial vehicles/drones as being the deliverers of Hellfire missiles to terrorists, but they do much more than that. The drone business is booming. And the […]

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