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Canada's Naval Forces

The Canadian Navy needs rebuilding. The critical question is how and to what end for clearly there has been a revolution in military affairs that circumscribes surface combatants - putting them at great risk.

Captain Alfred Mahan was the first to assert that the history of Western civilization has been the history of sea power. Sea power is the ability to exert control over the "wide common" of the oceans, and deny it to others. Almost 95 % of trade that crosses international boundaries is waterborne, as is 99.5 % of the weight of all transcontinental trade. Control of the sea remains the fulcrum of western civilization and the keystone of the international rule of law. Canadian geopolitical strategy cannot be effected without significant naval power. Strengthened Canadian foreign policy cannot be effected without significant resource allocations over an extended period.

  Submarine and Anti-submarine warfare Twitter #submarines
  Canadian Coast Guard @CCG_GCC
  Rory Medcalf: Surreal possibility of a Donald Trump presidency is a reality check for Australia — and its national security (November 7, 2016)
  Expansion in Networked Warfare with F-35 MADL SM-6 test - Quality has a Quantity All Its Own. Third offset strategy (September 13, 2016)
  Coast guard fleet deteriorated under Tories and Liberals, report says (September 7, 2016)
  The modernization of CFB Esquimalt (July 6 2016)
  Defence Research and Development Canada’s (DRDC) Radar Electronic Warfare team aims for anti-ship missile jammer on an autonomous vessel (March 16, 2016)
  US Chief of Naval Operations: Four Lines of Effort: “strengthen naval power at and from the sea, achieve high-velocity learning at every level, strengthen our Navy team for the future and expand and strengthen our network of partners.” (August 12, 2016)
  WSJ: Railgun analysis (June 2, 2016)
  How stealthy is Navy's new destroyer? It needs reflectors (April 10, 2016)
  US Christens First Ghost Ship (and The Dawn of The Robotic Navy) (April 7, 2016)
  Naval forces working on countering drone threats May 26, 2016)
  US ONR: AI Kits for Autonomous swarm small vessels - defensive and offensive
  Canadian Navy selects HMCS Montréal for X-Ship programme (April 1, 2016)
  Australia's Future Submarines
  US Navy to patent device for submarines that detects anything underwater while keeping itself super stealthy (March 17, 2016)
  British Columbia affirms shipbuilding contracts (note: non-combat only means we are not at war) (March 11, 2016)
  Irving Shipbuilding's deal to build Arctic patrol vessels questioned (March 11, 2016)
  Boeing unveils autonomous submarine (March 11, 2016)
  Unmanned carrier-based aerial refueling tanker (February 12, 2016)
  The Future of Naval Warfare is Swarming, or… Distribute Everything (January 28, 2016)
  Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles to hit moving targets on land and sea (January 14, 2016)
  Footage of Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles to hit moving targets on land and sea (February 10, 2016)
  A Short History of the US Navy's Long Dislike of Drones (February 5, 2016)
  Distributed Lethality: A Cultural Shift (July 2015)
  DARPA's Vertical Take Off And Landing Combat Drone Could Revolutionize Naval Combat (December 29, 2015)
  Tern Moves Closer to Full-Scale Demonstration of Unmanned VTOL Aircraft Designed for Small Ships (December 28, 2015)
  A Short History of the US Navy's Long Dislike of Drones (February 5, 2016)
  US DOD plans to invest $600M in unmanned underwater vehicles (February 4, 2016)
  What can be done to salvage the Canadian Surface Combatant program? (January 7, 2016)
  China’s supersonic ship-killing missile makes U.S. Navy’s job riskier (Oct 30 2015)
  The mid-2030s replacement of the Australian submarine fleet.(January 2016)
  AIP stealth submarine capabilities (January 2016)
  The Royal Canadian Navy
  Google: The Royal Canadian Navy
  The Royal Canadian Navy @RCN_MRC
  VAdm/Vam Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy @Comd_RCN
  Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) Canada's Navy Army and Air Force in the Pacific @marpac
  Wikipedia: Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC) Canada's Navy Army and Air Force in the Pacific
  Irving head pressed Trudeau cabinet to stall deal for new supply ship (November 2015)
   Falling Up From the Ocean Floor - DARPA advances its remote-triggered deep-sea device that will store payloads and rapidly lift them to the surface (January 2016)
  New Naval Concepts - Autonomous Submarine hunting drone boat
  Macleans:Scott Gilmore: The sinking of the Canadian Navy
  Canadian Naval Review
  Twitter Hashtags @CCG_GCC #RCNAvy #BravoZulu #ReadyAyeReady
  Securing Canada's ocean frontiers charting the course from Leadmark (May 2005)
  Leadmark: the Navy's strategy for 2020 (June 2001)
  U.S. A Cooperative Strategy for 21st Century Seapower March 2015
  Center for International Maritime Security