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Volume 17, Number 3, 2022

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Here we are in 2022, and now suffering through the fifth wave of the never-ending pandemic. But we take heart that the end is (hopefully) near, and we continue to produce new issues of Canadian Naval Review. The show must go on.

I’m happy to announce that the Winter issue is coming soon. As usual, the issue begins with an Editorial. This one looks backward at the past year, and forward to the new year. It discusses what is being published about maritime issues, and the disconnect between what the interested community is doing and the attention the government pays to maritime security. Then we have five fascinating articles. The first article is the winner of the 2021 CNMT Essay Competition. It is by Christopher Verklan and is entitled “Winning the Narrative Battle on the High Seas: A Warning for the RCN.” Information warfare is a growing concern. Is the RCN ready to act in this arena? Read the article and find out. The second article calls for a new Canadian defence policy, one which pays more attention to the Indo-Pacific region. The third article looks back in history at the development of camouflage at sea – particularly diffused lighting camouflage – during the First and Second World Wars. The fourth article proposes a revised fleet structure for the RCN. And the final article discusses what capabilities Canada would need in a next generation submarine.

We also have a selection of very interesting commentaries. Dave Perry’s column should be read by everyone. In “Defence and Economic Recovery,” Perry discusses the contributions that defence spending provides to both the economy and the ‘middle class jobs’ so beloved by the government. Other contributors look at European navies in Asia, the environment and the RCN, putting Canadian reserve forces under provincial jurisdiction.... I could go on. As usual the issue is full of great material – illustrated with amazing photos.

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Table of Contents - Vol. 17, No. 3 (2022)

  • Making waves
    • Reserve Military Forces Should be Under Provincial Jurisdiction - by Roger Cyr
    • COP26, Arctic Climate Change and the RCN - by Bill Featherstone
    • Royal Canadian Navy: On Track to Net-Zero Carbon Emissions - by Lieutenant-Commander Linda Hodgkins

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Volume 17, Number 2, 2021

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Summer has ended and fall has begun. We are now dealing with the fourth wave of this never-ending pandemic saga. But the show must go on and thus we continue to produce new issues of Canadian Naval Review.

I’m happy to announce that the Fall issue is here. The issue begins with an Editorial examining the topic of military training and exercises, an issue that has come into the spotlight with the collapse of the Afghan National Army and the country’s fall to the Taliban. Then we have five articles, all of which are timely and interesting. 

The first article examines a topic that was in the news for weeks this summer – the blockage of the Suez Canal by a huge container ship. What happened and what will be the implications? Read the article and find out. The second article takes a look at the maritime warning function in NORAD. The third article examines incident at sea agreements, using the US-Soviet INCSEA Agreement as a point of discussion, and examining recent agreements and negotiations in Asia. The fourth article discusses submarines, and explains how they are useful and why Canada needs them. And the final article discusses the use of ‘loitering munitions’ – i.e., “optionally recoverable unmanned aerial vehicles, capable of self-propelled and self-controlled flight, with a built-in reconnaissance and explosive payload that can be detonated on target” – in the maritime environment. These articles are all excellent.

We also have a selection of interesting commentaries. Contributors discuss delays in the construction of icebreakers, a plan to create a Canadian maritime tactical helicopter squadron, the ‘northern bridge’ to Europe, and a possible future for global maritime forces. As well, we have a commentary on how the new Arctic Fisheries Agreement will affect the Canadian Coast Guard. The good material just never ends! In other words, as usual the issue is full of amazing material – illustrated with beautiful photos.

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Table of Contents - Vol. 17, No. 2 (2021)

  • Editorial: Training in the Spotlight - by Ann Griffiths
  • Suez Canal Blockage - by Heinz Gohlish and Michael Moon
  • NORAD’s Maritime Warning Role: Origins and Future - by Andrea Charron and James Fergusson
  • Towards Multilateral Arrangements Regarding Incidents at Sea in Europe - by David F. Winkler
  • Why Canada Needs Submarines - by James Brun
  • Exploring the Impact of Loitering Munitions in the Maritime Environment - by Christopher Verklan
  • Making Waves
    • The Ongoing Delays of Building a New Heavy Icebreaker - by Jeff G. Gilmour
    • It is Time for a Maritime Tactical Helicopter Squadron - by Major (Ret’d) Les Mader
    • Canada’s Northern Bridge to Iceland - by Steven Bright
    • Global Naval Forces are Key to the World’s Future - by Mikael Perron
    • Impacts of the Arctic Fisheries Agreement on the Canadian Coast Guard - by Nicole Covey
  • Dollars and Sense: Canadian Patrol Submarines: Complementing or Competing with Continental Defence? - by Dave Perry
  • Warship Developments: Expeditionary Sea Basing - by Doug Thomas
  • Book Reviews

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