surface combatant


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surface combatant

A ship constructed and armed for combat use with the capability to conduct operations in multiple maritime roles against air, surface and subsurface threats, and land targets.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Rolls-Royce Naval Marine Canada announced that it is expanding its supply chain to meet the significant opportunities created by the recently initiated Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program.
To modernize a surface combatant costs a fifth of what it takes to build a new ship.
CANADA'S TOP SAILOR says the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project will deliver a ship the Navy wants with the capabilities it has carefully selected for the future.
But the assumption that every major surface combatant will last 35 years is not a great bet, he says.
With the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program underway, both the British and French were anxious to showcase their respective marine technologies--and in the case of the FREMM-class Languedoc, the ship design also--to the Royal Canadian Navy.
'[As a result, there is now some uncertainty regarding the planned size and structure of the Navy." That affects the surface combatant force in particular, because surface combatants account for most of the difference between the 310 and 375-ship plans.
THE CANADIAN SURFACE Combatant (CSC) ship program looks to be in trouble and it's going to take political oversight by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to make sure this program doesn't go completely off the rails.
The Navy had to kill the DD-21 surface combatant program, cause had too much risk, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm.
The Canadian Surface Combatant will be the backbone of Canada's future Navy.

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