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Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia

Overcoming ‘Boom and Bust’? Analyzing National Shipbuilding Plans in Canada and Australia

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In Canadian eyes, Australian defence policy appears to be getting it right. With seemingly bipartisan support on the country’s security challenges and generous defence budgets to boot, the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) have spent the last decade or more purchasing maritime patrol aircraft, amphibious assault helicopter carriers and air warfare destroyers. That such projects are being acquired amid a...

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Using digital twins in shipbuilding

Using digital twins in shipbuilding

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The concept of a digital twin in shipbuilding is about making a digital copy of a real ship to help optimize the design, maintenance, production and sustainability of a physical ship. This digital platform will aid in the development of new vessels for which the exact digital replicas will be updated throughout the lifecycle of the ships. Image: Maritime...

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Removing the “boom and bust” periods of shipbuilding

Removing the “boom and bust” periods of shipbuilding

on 11:47 am in Featured Slider, February/March 2019, From the Editor in Chief, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Recent Posts | 0 comments

During the previous two decades, shipbuilding in Canada had virtually ceased. With no new significant orders, local shipyards were becoming obsolete and the workforce was shrinking. However, in 2010, new life was injected into the marine industry with the announcement of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, later renamed as the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The Government of Canada decided...

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Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

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We are happy to announce that the February/March issue of Vanguard is now available. Built on the theme of shipbuilding and ISS, this edition carries features on the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, national shipbuilding plans of Canada and Australia, and lessons from In-Service Support. Articles: The future HMCS Harry DeWolf, an interview with Cdr Corey L. E. Gleason By...

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The future of shipbuilding

The future of shipbuilding

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

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On the Agenda: Lessons from NSS, marine tech and fusion welding

On the Agenda: Lessons from NSS, marine tech and fusion welding

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What do ocean and marine tech, fusion welding, digital twin tech, lessons from NSS and innovative technologies for vessel performance optimization all have in common? If you say the marine industry, you’re right. But there is still yet another answer. These topics will be discussed in one day at the upcoming Ship Tech Forum to be held in Ottawa....

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RCN’s new Joint Support Ships to be outfitted with Lockheed Martin Canada’s CMS 330

RCN’s new Joint Support Ships to be outfitted with Lockheed Martin Canada’s CMS 330

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In June 2018, construction began on Canada’s first Joint Support Ship (JSS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The JSS contract is part of the non-combat package of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS ), which was awarded to Seaspan Shipyards in 2011, for building four different types of large vessels for the RCN and Canadian Coast Guard. Mark Lamarre,...

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Announcing speakers for Ship Tech Forum 2019

Announcing speakers for Ship Tech Forum 2019

on 12:03 pm in CAF, Coast Guard, Featured Slider, National Shipbuilding Strategy, Naval, Recent Posts | 0 comments

Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) continues to unfold on both coasts with progress in building ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. As this long term plan begins to cement itself in the marine industry, many technologies are being developed to help meet the needs for future ships for Canada. To facilitate a platform to...

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Mike Whalley and Jake Jacobson of Babcock talk submarines, aerial firefighting and expansion in Canada

Mike Whalley and Jake Jacobson of Babcock talk submarines, aerial firefighting and expansion in Canada

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Since 2008, Babcock has been operating in Canada in working with committed experts to design, build, manage, operate and maintain assets vital to the delivery of critical public services. Globally, the company is a 35,000-strong organization, which helps customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors...

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HMCS Calgary returns from Operation PROJECTION in the Asia-Pacific region

HMCS Calgary returns from Operation PROJECTION in the Asia-Pacific region

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After travelling over 23,000 nautical miles and completing 90 days of operational patrols in the Asia-Pacific region, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary, made a triumphant return to CFB Esquimalt today. Crew members from the Japanese Ship (JS) KIRISAM prepare to board JS KIRISAM’s helicopter on the flight deck of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) CALGARY during Operation PROJECTON...

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