arctic

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‘Proper’ Icebreakers?

Michael Byers, to a degree is correct. The degree is that Canada also needs to replace her aging icebreaker fleet. One must recognize that there is no single platform, except […]

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Arctic Patrol Vessels

The Government’s decision to build six new Arctic Patrol vessels is a wonderful step forward. But what is being missed in the arguments as to whether the Navy or the […]

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What about sea-based support for the arctic patrol ship?

The announcement of the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship programme stated, “There is currently insufficient infrastructure in both Esquimalt and Halifax to berth the A/OPS. As a result, some additional jetty infrastructure […]

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A lot of questions remain unanswered

The plan to construct six ice strengthened naval Arctic patrol vessels seems to have arisen out of the blue and a lot of questions remain unanswered. The Ministers of National […]

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Canada’s Navy: Sunk in the North?

Now that Ottawa is poised to announce a new purchase of Arctic Patrol Vessels (APVs), the question is: what does this portend for the future of the Navy? A batch […]

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First-year ice limit consistent with report

The recent announcement that the federal cabinet’s Priorities and Planning Committee has approved funds for six Arctic Patrol Vessels that will be capable of operations in First Year Ice is […]

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Arctic Patrol Vessel Announcement

I like just about every aspect of the Arctic Patrol Vessel that appears to have just made it through Cabinet: It uses the successful Norwegian SVALBARD design suggesting that we […]

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The Norwegian Coast Guard

Sirs: I have read your articles here with interest, and if you would let me, maybe I can maybe clarify some points as to how the Norwegian Coastguard operates. I […]

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Arctic Patrol Vessel Approved

According to the Ottawa Citizen, Cabinet recently approved the purchase of 6 Arctic Patrol Vessels, at a total estimated cost of $1.8 Billion. As Dr. Rob Huebert is quoted in […]

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Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (II)

Sirs: The modern day Canadian Navy has no experience in Canadian Artic waters and has not operated an icebreaker in almost a half century. Furthermore if you think a gun […]

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Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships

(The conclusions, deductions and opinions expressed are those of the originator and are not to be construed as official policy of the Canadian Forces.) The government believes that more emphasis […]

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