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“Getting It Right: The Reality of Requirements and the Opportunity for Innovation in Building the Future RCN”

By April 22, 2016 No Comments

Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy gave a keynote address at Canada’s Defence Perspectives 2020-2050: Recapitalization and the Canadian Forces conference, on March 30, 2016.

In “Getting It Right: The Reality of Requirements and the Opportunity for Innovation in Building the Future RCN”, the Vice-Admiral shared this message: The RCN looks forward to advancing efforts on costly and sophisticated capital procurements including the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC), the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the Joint Support Ship (JSS), sub-surface warfare capabilities, and maritime helicopters. Critical elements of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) are on time and on budget. Most of the Halifax-class frigates have either completed or are near completing their modernization cycles. Construction of the first AOPS is underway at Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax with the first delivery expected in 2018.

However, not all is well.

Please watch this video for the entire speech.