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Lockheed Martin’s 3 Decades of Marine and Defence Innovation in Canada
Sep10

Lockheed Martin’s 3 Decades of Marine and Defence Innovation in Canada

Back in February of this year, Lockheed Martin Canada was awarded the contract for the design of Canada’s future warships and to provide the combat management system for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC.) A naval success story for a company that is 30 years in the making. In 1983, Lockheed Martin Canada was contracted as the combat system integrator...

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30 Years of Marine and Defence Innovation, an Interview with Gary Fudge, Lockheed Martin Canada
Sep09

30 Years of Marine and Defence Innovation, an Interview with Gary Fudge, Lockheed Martin Canada

The Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project was talked about and debated for a number of years. Today, the contract has been awarded and work will commence in the early 2020s with an expected delivery of the first of 15 ships by mid-2020s. In February 2019, the Government of Canada confirmed that the bid from Lockheed Martin Canada has been...

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Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition
Aug23

Vanguard Aug/Sep 2019 Edition

We are excited to share with you the August//September 2019 edition of Vanguard. In this issue, we focus on the Arctic and Naval Procurement in Canada. Read about the Arctic strategies of the U.S. and Canada, Russia’s push for icebreakers, the latest on the Canadian Surface Combatant project and more. Features include: Requirements Reconciliation of the Canadian Surface CombatantAn...

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Third shipyard under NSS to build six new icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard
Aug02

Third shipyard under NSS to build six new icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard

The Government of Canada has announced that it’s launching a competitive process to include a third Canadian shipyard under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) to join Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards. Through an Invitation to Qualify, the government will shortlist pre-qualified shipyards that will be eligible to submit a formal proposal to become the third strategic partner...

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The Future of Shipbuilding in Canada
Jul16

The Future of Shipbuilding in Canada

As a maritime nation with the longest coastline in the world, and being surrounded by water on three borders, Canada requires relevant vessels to manage both domestic and international obligations. These ships play a fundamental part in protecting sovereignty, search and rescue missions, surveillance, seaborne transportation and logistics needs. Currently, Canada is working to outfit the Royal Canadian Navy...

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Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement
Jul11

Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

On 3 May 2012, Prime Minister Harper stated at the dedication of the Royal Canadian Navy Monument: “Canada is a maritime nation, a maritime nation with trade, commerce and interests around the world.” Mahan, a noted naval strategist and historian, in his Principles of Seapower outlined six major principles that determine whether or not a nation is a maritime...

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