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The Future of Shipbuilding in Canada

The Future of Shipbuilding in Canada

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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

Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

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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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The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

The buzz around procurement for the Canadian Armed Forces

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A few weeks ago, I attended the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries’ major event of the year – CANSEC. As Canada’s largest defence trade show, CANSEC has been instrumental in bringing both local and international companies to showcase their innovative solutions for Canada. This year there was a slew of equipment, technologies and innovative solutions on display...

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Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion

Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion

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The latest Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) report, The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants: 2019 Update, issued on June 21, 2019, estimated the cost of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project at $69.8 billion over 26 years. This consists of $5.3 billion in pre-production costs, $53.2 billion in production costs, and $11.4 billion in project-wide costs. This cost has been...

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CAF’s Commodore Josée Kurtz takes over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two

CAF’s Commodore Josée Kurtz takes over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two

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In a change of command ceremony held in Souda Bay, Crete on June 15, Commodore Josée Kurtz of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). According to a press release, SNMG2 is one of four multinational, high readiness maritime forces comprised of vessels from allied countries, which are permanently available...

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Vice-Admiral McDonald becomes the 36th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

Vice-Admiral McDonald becomes the 36th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

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Vice-Admiral Art McDonald has officially assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd in a ceremony that was held today. The formal change of command ceremony was presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff at Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard, Halifax, home of Maritime Forces Atlantic. VAdm McDonald has...

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Canada to work on a new pilot project with the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council

Canada to work on a new pilot project with the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council

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The Government of Canada announced the allocation of $877,838 for a new maritime information system pilot project by partnering with the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council. This project is part of the Oceans Protection Plan’s Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness (EMSA) Initiative. On April 17, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Central...

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HMCS Regina seizes over 2,500 kg of hashish off the coast of Oman

HMCS Regina seizes over 2,500 kg of hashish off the coast of Oman

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During its deployment in the Indian Ocean on April 6, 2019, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina seized 2,569 kilograms of hashish, a drug made from the resin of the cannabis plant. HMCS Regina made this seizure as part of Operation ARTEMIS – the Canadian Armed Forces’ ongoing contribution to Middle Eastern and East African waters – to counter-terrorism...

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Game Changer: Anne Healey, Country Director – Canada, BAE Systems

Game Changer: Anne Healey, Country Director – Canada, BAE Systems

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The defence industry has been an essential component of Anne Healey’s life. Hailing from a military family, Anne says she feels she has been part of defence her entire life. “Entering the defence industry felt familiar, and the people were, in many ways, an extended family of sorts,” says Healey. “It is a community, and like all sectors, it...

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Canada increases contribution to Operation ARTEMIS

Canada increases contribution to Operation ARTEMIS

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Operation ARTEMIS, the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) ongoing contribution to counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in Middle Eastern and East African waters recently received a boost. The Canadian-led Combined Task Force 150 (CTF 150), a task force under Combined Maritime Forces of 33 nations, was joined by Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Regina, Naval Replenishment Unit (NRU) Asterix, and...

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