Tag Archives: RCN

Mark Collins – SNAFU, or, Canadian Defence Procurement

13 Dec

The start and end of a book review by Matthew Fisher, a rare Canadian journalist who is actually interested in matters military and has a real understanding of them–and note the deleterious r…

Source: Mark Collins – SNAFU, or, Canadian Defence Procurement

Mark Collins – Seaspan at Work: RCN JSSs Still Sliding Right (CCG icebreaker not for now)

12 Dec

The story: Federal shipbuilding program suffers delays Reports reveal construction of supply ships, polar icebreak is behind schedule. The federal shipbuilding program has hit another setback, as g…

Source: Mark Collins – Seaspan at Work: RCN JSSs Still Sliding Right (CCG icebreaker not for now)

Mark Collins- RCN Canadian Surface Combatant, Irving, Intellectual Property…and Espionage (plus fighters and Trump)

5 Dec

Further to these posts, RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: Intellectual Property Brouhaha Irving Halifax Has Lead Evaluating RCN Canadian Surface Combatant Design/Weapons Systems Bids Irving Working w…

Source: Mark Collins- RCN Canadian Surface Combatant, Irving, Intellectual Property…and Espionage (plus fighters and Trump)

Mark Collins – Winter 2016/17 Edition of CDA Institute’s “ON TRACK” Magazine

5 Dec

Contents via a message from the CDAI: … Ottawa, 1 December 2016 – The CDA Institute is pleased to release the latest issue of ON TRACK which features thoughtful and informative articles…

Source: Mark Collins – Winter 2016/17 Edition of CDA Institute’s “ON TRACK” Magazine

Mark Collins – US Navy’s Seawolf Nuclear Attack Subs (SSN) and the Arctic

22 Nov

One wonders how much our government knows of these activities–note link at end of the post: An American Submarine Just Slipped Under the Arctic Ice USS ‘Seawolf’’s missions and technology are…

Source: Mark Collins – US Navy’s Seawolf Nuclear Attack Subs (SSN) and the Arctic

Mark Collins – Irving Working with BAE Systems: Implications for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant?

15 Nov

Further to this post, RFP Finally Issued for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: “eye-watering” Details Wanted there is something of a fishy smell to the collaboration below in terms of the CSC competi…

Source: Mark Collins – Irving Working with BAE Systems: Implications for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant?

Mark Collins – RFP Finally Issued for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: “eye-watering” Details Wanted

28 Oct

Further to these posts, RCN’s Canadian Surface Combatant Will be Foreign Design [Nov. 2015, matter long settled–post lists competitors then] Irving Halifax Has Lead Evaluating RCN Canadian Su…

Source: Mark Collins – RFP Finally Issued for RCN Canadian Surface Combatant: “eye-watering” Details Wanted

Mark Collins – US Intelligence and the Insider Threat

15 Oct

An earlier little-noted case is discussed–not enough lessons learned (Canadian angle at end): The Spy We Forgot Over the past six years, the United States intelligence community has taken two…

Source: Mark Collins – US Intelligence and the Insider Threat

Mark Collins – Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, Cont’d (plus Russian cruise missile threat)

29 Sep

Further to these posts, Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, North Korea in Mind A retired Canadian diplomat, most recently our government’s political adviser to NORAD’s (and US NORTHCO…

Source: Mark Collins – Canada Should Just Say “Yes” to Missile Defence, Cont’d (plus Russian cruise missile threat)

Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”

29 Aug

At Vanguard magazine, with a link to Part 1–interesting (curious?) that there is no specific mention of either NATO or NORAD. Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canad…

Source: Mark Collins – “Part 2: Interview with Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of [Canadian] defence staff”